1 Dec 2022 15:54

Gazprom supplies record amount of gas to Russian market in Nov

MOSCOW. Dec 1 (Interfax) - Gazprom produced 376.9 billion cubic meters of gas in January-November 2022, according to preliminary data, down 19.4% or by 90.8 bcm compared to last year, the Russian gas giant said.

"Domestic market demand for the company's gas from the gas transmission system fell 5.7% or 12.8 bcm during this period. Russian consumers were supplied a record volume of gas for this day through Gazprom's gas transmission system on November 28, and an absolute record daily high for November was reached on November 29 at 1.487 bcm," Gazprom said.

Gas exports to countries not former members of the Soviet Union totaled 95.2 bcm, down 44.5% or by 76.3 bcm from the same period of 2021. Gazprom supplies gas in accordance with confirmed requests, it said.

Gas exports to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline are growing under the long-term bilateral contract between Gazprom and CNPC, Gazprom said. "Supplies regularly exceed daily contractual volumes," it said.

Gas is also being withdrawn from Ukraine's underground gas storage facilities, Gazprom said. Gas reserves were down 14% from last year by 2.3 bcm as of November 29, with 0.7 bcm of gas withdrawn, 12.9% of the volume of gas pumped in the summer.