Novak spoke about the growth of energy supplies to China

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotomancer of energy of Russia Alexander Novak. Archival photoNovak spoke about the growth of energy supplies to China© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The supply of Russian energy to China grow significantly, it is expected that the supply of coal in 2018 will reach to 27.2 million tons, said the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak.

Earlier the energy Ministry said that Russia for the first eight months of 2018 increased export of coal to China by 15.4% to 18.12 million tons.

«For example, at the end of 2018 we expect coal supplies reach 27.2 million tons, which is 8.4% more than last year. Stable deliveries of oil», — quotes the website of the Ministry of the word Novak.

He took part in the meeting of leaders of Russia Vladimir Putin and China’s XI Jinping.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said earlier that China is one of the largest trade and investment partners of Russia, in 2018, the country will come to $ 100 billion in trade turnover, and in the future it could double.