According to data from the Russian Energy Survey Agency, Russian natural gas production in the first half of 2018 reached 364.831 billion cubic meters, an increase of 6.5% year-on-year. Natural gas production in June was 53.568 billion cubic meters, an increase of 4.4% year-on-year. The statistics do not separately list the output of the Russian natural gas industry company, but it is classified into the category of “other enterprises”, and its output has reached 279.407 billion cubic meters. Novartis, Russia's largest independent natural gas producer, produced 22.043 billion cubic meters. Among the oil and gas integrated enterprises, the Russian oil company produced 22.607 billion cubic meters of gas; Lukoil's 10.610 produced billion cubic meters; Surgut oil and gas company produced 4.878 billion cubic meters; and Russian Gas Company produced 8.168 billion cubic meters.
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