RUSSIAN GAS TO FRANCE: + 9%
GAZPROM - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, and Gerard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017.
The parties discussed Russian gas supplies to France. It was noted that gas exports to the country had increased by 18.2 per cent in 2016, reaching a total of 11.5 billion cubic meters. The upward trend continues: from January through May 2017 Russian gas deliveries to France added 8.8 per cent compared to the same period of 2016.
The meeting participants also reviewed the progress of the Nord Stream 2 project.
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