Russian energy giant Gazprom’s revenue from gas export doubled to $28.4 billion from January to August, while the export price for gas increased by 15.2 per cent.
The gas increased by 15.2 per cent month-on-month in August to $282.4 for 1,000 cubic meters, the Russian Federal Customs Service said on Monday.
The volume of gas exported in the first eight months of 2021 grew by 11.7 per cent as compared to the similar period in 2020, and stands at 140.6 billion cubic meters.
In August, the corporation’s gas export revenue went up by 36.2 per cent in comparison with July, and amounted to $4.74 billion.
The amount of gas exported in August also increased by 18 per cent as compared to July, and stood at 16.8 billion cubic meters.
If compared to August 2020, Gazprom’s revenue almost tripled in August 2021, but the amount of exported gas declined by 2.3 per cent.
The cost of export gas in August 2021 was significantly higher than the profitability level of gas export, which was 90-100 dollars for 1,000 cubic meters, according to experts’ assessment.
In July, the gas price was $245.1 for 1,000 cubic meters, in June – $226.5, and in May – $199.7.