MOSCOW (Sputnik) – He added that Gazprom could increase its foreign exchange earnings from gas exports in 2017 by 16 percent, up to $35 billion.
"The Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 are reserved for export deliveries under the existing contracts between Gazprom Export and our customers. There is no capacity for additional supplies for Rosneft," Medvedev stressed on Thursday.
Earlier this week, Medvedev said that the price of natural gas exports to Europe is likely to stay within the range of $180-190 per 1,000 cubic meters.
The planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline is expected to be able to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas a year to the European Union, carrying it across the Baltic Sea to Germany while bypassing Ukraine. The launch of the pipeline is planned for 2018. Gazprom has a shareholder agreement to extend the existing Nord Stream with partner European energy firms.