St.Petersburg, May 30 - Neftegaz.RU. Russian gas monopoly Gazprom reported a net profit of 535.9 billion RUB ($8.2 billion*) between January and March 2019, compared with 371.6 billion RUB during the same period last year.
Sales increased by 7 % to 2.29 trillion RUB. "The increase in sales was mainly due to an increase in sales of gas to Europe and other countries and sales of crude oil and gas condensate and refined products", Gazprom statement said.
The volumes of gas shipped to the Former Soviet Union countries declined to 12.2 bcm from 14.1 bcm in Q1 2018.