European countries boosted imports of Russian gas to unprecedented levels in April with overall supplies in 2018 expected to climb above 200 billion cubic meters for the first time ever, ignoring the impact of strained relations.
In the first quarter of this year, Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Europe reportedly increased by 6.6 percent against the same quarter a year ago. The deliveries to European countries kept on growing last month, even after the winter heating season ended.
In April, the Russian energy giant shipped some 15.9 billion cubic meters of gas to non-CIS countries, reports RIA Novosti. The number is seen as record-breaking with shipments reportedly soaring to rates that are unusual for warmer months...