Year-to-date deliveries of Russian gas to Austria exceed full-year total for 2016
A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV, took place today in Moscow.
The meeting participants addressed bilateral cooperation. It was highlighted that in 2017 the demand from Austrian consumers for Russian gas significantly surpassed last year’s indicator. From January 1 through October 15, 2017, Gazprom had supplied Austria with 6.4 billion cubic meters of gas, up 48.3 per cent or 2.1 billion cubic meters of gas versus the same period in 2016. Moreover, on October 4, 2017, the amount of gas delivered by Gazprom to Austria since the start of 2017 exceeded the full-year total for 2016 (6.13 and 6.1 billion cubic meters, respectively).
The parties discussed the progress with the Nord Stream 2 project aimed at ensuring reliable deliveries of Russian gas to Europe.
OMV AG is Gazprom’s main partner in Austria.
Nord Stream 2 is the construction project for a gas pipeline with the annual capacity of 55 billion cubic meters from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea.