The second quarter data on gas production “Gazprom” are missing from reports of the Central dispatching Department of Fuel energy complex (CDU TEK), reports “Interfax”. The Agency also drew attention to the fact that sectoral statistics “Gazprom” is now referred to as one of the “other subsoil users”.
Later in the Rosstat explained that the relevant information has been replaced with statistics on production and liquefied gas regasified gas only in reports on industrial production for the first half of the current year.
Information about the extraction of natural gas, as promised by the state statistics will be published two days later in the operational report of Rosstat for July.
While experts expect that this figure is based on industry statistics.
Extraction of “Gazprom” from July 2014 to June 2015 declined steadily, reminds Agency. The maximum decrease was recorded in September of last year (22,99%). In may of this year, production fell by 18.8%, in June – on 18,13%. At the end of July in the Ministry of economic development predicted that by the end of the year it will be at a minimum level in the entire history of Gazprom.
Already there is no doubt that the level of gas production by Gazprom in 2015 will probably be the lowest since Soviet times: the company is experiencing problems due to the recession in Russia, the fall of demand in Europe and the situation with Ukraine.
Meanwhile, according to Rosstat, production of minerals in July of 2015 showed an increase of 0.2% in annual terms. Manufacturing in annual figures showed a decline of 7.1%, electricity, gas and water showed a decline of 0.8%.