Gazprom gas supply to Europe, Turkey to hit 172 BcmStaff Writer | November 8, 2016
Russian gas supplies to Europe and Turkey in 2016 are on track to hit a new record high, with the most recent forecasts suggesting total sales of 172 Bcm this year, a senior Gazprom Export official told S&P Global Platts.
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Gazprom's gas supplies to Europe and Turkey - but not including the countries of the ex-Soviet Union - continue to be competitively priced compared with European gas hubs, triggering a buying spree by European customers in 2016.
"This year will definitely be a record high level - the latest estimates are 172 Bcm," Valery Nemov, Gazprom Export's deputy head of contract structuring and price formation, said.
The most recent export forecast up to now was from Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, who said that the company was targeting exports of 170 Bcm this year and that the number could rise in a cold winter scenario.
The previous record of Gazprom supplies to what it calls the "Far Abroad" was 161.5 Bcm in 2013. ■