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Gazprom expects an average export gas price in 2018 of about $ 230-240 per thousand cubic meters, said the head of the analysis Department of «Gazprom export» Andrey Zotov.
«With regard to the price level, 250-260 dollars… obviously, it still refers to the price level so to speak on the spot, expectations for the third and partly the fourth quarter. Our calculation, but still we got a basket of contracts, we expect prices for the year, it will be clear closer to the fourth quarter, somewhere in the area of 230-240 dollars (per thousand cubic meters — ed.)», — said Zotov in the conference call.
In June, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the company Alexander Medvedev said that Gazprom expects an average export price of gas in 2018 at 220 dollars per thousand cubic meters and higher. He recalled that last year the figure was 197 dollars per thousand cubic meters.