Putin Says Russia May Quadruple Natural-Gas Production in Far East by 2020

Russia may more than quadruple natural-gas production in the Far East region within a decade, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

Regional output of the fuel may reach as much as 100 billion cubic meters a year by 2020, from about 22 billion cubic meters now, Putin said today at a conference in Khabarovsk, near the Chinese border.

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