Gas processors in Western Siberia target higher production in plans through 2010

The Russian gas industry occupies a major operational sector of the country's fuel and energy industry as well as the national economy. In 2003, Russian gas production amounted to 600 billion cu m (bcm). The country's energy strategy through 2010, as approved by the government (Decree No. 1234-p; Aug. 28, 2003), envisions moderate increases in gas production up to 635-730 bcm. Russia's annual gas production will reach 770 bcm in 2020. The optimistic case envisions a growth to 750 bcm by 2010 and 900 bcm by 2020.Nearly 80% of the explored gas reserves are in West Siberia, in Russia's major gas production region, the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous District. Efficient management a...

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