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    Gazprom boosts domestic gas supplies

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The Russian giant is having to meet domestic demand for heating and storage while also exporting close to record amounts.

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Gazprom boosts domestic gas supplies

Gazprom produced 357.7bn m³ in the first eight and a half months of 2021, an increase of 17.8% (53.9bn m³) versus the same period of last year, Russian gas monopoly announced September 15, citing preliminary data. It said several dozen regions are already receiving heat supplies, a week earlier than last year.

Gazprom is actively injecting gas into Russian UGS facilities. The daily average indicator for the first half of September is 325mn m³.

The company ramped up its domestic supplies from the gas transmission system by 14.8% (21.3bn m³) over the same period while exports to countries beyond the former Soviet Union rose to 138.6bn m³, close to the 2018 figure of 141.3bn m³ which remains the record. 

Supplies to Turkey rose 157.7%; to Germany they rose 35.8%; to Italy, 15%; to Romania, 347.6%; to Serbia, 125.9%; Poland, 11.4%; to Bulgaria, 52.3%; to Greece, 12.8% and to Finland, 10%. 

Gazprom said supplies to China through the Power of Siberia pipeline continue growing and are regularly exceeding the daily contractual obligations, but it did not say what those were.