EU's gas dependence on Russia hits new record
The share of Gazprom's gas in the balance of non-CIS countries receiving Russian gas in 2016 reached 33.5%, after 31% in 2015.
Gazprom Export's December corporate bulletin Blue Fuel notes a steady increase in the company's share of gas on European market, it has already reached approximately 1/3.
According to the Interfax news agency, in 2016 Gazprom will supply to non-CIS countries about 179 billion cubic meters of gas (in the past year, the volume was 159.4 billion cubic meters).
According to analysts, in 2016 Europe's gas consumption will grow from 469 to 488 billion cubic meters, and in Turkey, on the contrary, will decrease from 47.8 billion cubic meters to 45.1 billion cubic meters.
At the same time, the European market grew by 4-5%, Gazprom's gas supply to it increased several times higher - by 13%.