Gazprom sees 2019 gas output bigger than planned

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ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – Russian state gas giant Gazprom <GAZP.MM> expects its 2019 natural gas production to exceed its current forecast of 495 billion cubic metres (bcm), a deputy CEO said on Friday.

The company has so far produced 252.6 bcm of natural gas this year, Vitaly Markelov, the executive, said.

(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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