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    Russia's Jan.-Sept. Gas Exports Climb by 4.9% - Economic Development Ministry

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    Economic Development Ministry said that Russia's nine-month natural gas exports climbed by 4.9 percent to reach 137.9 billion cubic meters this year.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia's nine-month natural gas exports climbed by 4.9 percent to reach 137.9 billion cubic meters this year, the Economic Development Ministry said Monday.

    "According to the Ministry of Energy, January-September 2016 energy exports grew by 4.9 percent in comparison with the respective period in 2015 and amounted to 137.9 billion cubic meters due to continuing growth in exports to non-CIS countries," the ministry's monitoring data states.

    The export share of total gas production in the nine-month period has grown to 30.8 percent this year, the data says.

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