The increase in gas production in Russia this year may be the largest in the last 25 years. As Izvestia was told in the press service of the Ministry of Energy, by the end of the year this figure could reach 657 billion cubic meters.
According to Rosstat, for the period from January to September, the production of blue fuel increased by 13.3% compared to the same period in 2016. If the growth rates continue, the indicator of the current year may become the highest since the beginning of the 1990s.
Prior to that, the maximum was registered in 2010 - then the increase was 11.5%, up to 650 billion cubic meters.