Gas production in Crimea will be increased by 50-100 percent

The government of the Russian Federation decided to increase gas production in the Crimea by 50-100 percent.The federal program of gas production will be corrected to take into account fuel provision for the consumers of the Crimean federal district.

During the meeting of the government of the Russian Federation, which has been held today, on March 27, by the prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, the officials of the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Economic Development of Russia were commissioned with adjusting the investment program and financial plan of Gazprom company for the year 2014 and for 2015 and 2016 planning periods.

The changes will be implemented taking into account the necessity of provisioning the gas for the consumers of the Crimean federal district. It was decided to increase the gas production in the region by 50-100 percent. As reported earlier, Chernomorneftegaz produced 1.65 billion cbm of gas in 2013.

As the first deputy head of the committee on fuel and energy and innovation policy of the Crimean Republic Vadim Jdanov, currently the demand in Crimea is fully provisioned with own natural gas.

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