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Russian oil and gas condensate output rose to 10.7 mln bpd in June - stats office

Russian oil and gas condensate output rose to 10.7 mln bpd in June - stats office

Reuters · 07/27/2022 12:00
Russian oil and gas condensate output rose to 10.7 mln bpd in June - stats office

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- Russian oil and gas condensate production rose to 43.8 million tonnes or 10.7 million barrels per day (bpd) in June from 10.21 million bpd in May, according to data published on Wednesday by the Rosstat statistics office.

President Vladimir Putin has already given a figure of 10.7 million bpd for June, citing that as evidence that the domestic fuel and energy situation remained stable despite Western sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine.

Rosstat also said that production of oil excluding gas condensate stood at 40.7 million tonnes last month, up 2.3% from both June 2021 and May 2022.

The Russian government has published fewer statistics on oil and gas production since April, after Moscow launched what it calls its "special military operation" in Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Rosstat said production of gas in Russia fell by 23.2% year-on-year in June to 39.26 billion cubic metres. The output fell almost by a fifth from May.

Russian energy giant Gazprom OGZPY announced last month it was cutting gas exports via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany, citing challenges with pumping equipment.

It further cut exports to 20% capacity of the route on Wednesday.

Production of Russian liquefied gas (LNG) stood at 2.5 million tonnes in June, 0.7% up from the same month last year, but down 9.8% from May, according to the data.


(Reporting by Reuters; editing by David Evans)