Russia's Gazprom Says May Raise 2017 Gas Output Forecast


MOSCOW, May 19 (Reuters) - Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Friday it may increase its gas production forecast due to robust demand.

Initial production plans for this year envisaged output of 430 billion cubic metres of gas.

Vitaly Markelov, Gazprom's deputy chief executive officer, also said there have been no talks with Novatek on jointly developing the Tambey group of gas fields in the Yamal region.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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