OREANDA-NEWS. There is potential for increasing gas supplies to Europe, but everything depends on commercial agreements, said Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the Russian president.

"There are now alternative routes to Ukrainian transit, which work perfectly, which are much more high-tech, more environmentally friendly. By the way, the president spoke about this yesterday at the meeting. Therefore, there is potential. Everything depends on requests, on contractual obligations and commercial agreements." - said Peskov, answering the question of how Russia can increase gas exports and whether it depends on Nord Stream 2.

"Gazprom" has never refused to increase gas supplies to foreign consumers, if they received the corresponding requests, said Russian President Vladimir Putin the day before.

"Gazprom" fulfills all obligations on gas supplies and even supplies as much as possible, said Elena Burmistrova, deputy chairman of the board of the concern, general director of "Gazprom export" company.

Gazprom has emphasized and will continue to emphasize that it fulfills all its contractual obligations to its counterparties within the framework of our long-term concluded contracts, and we fully satisfy all requests for supply. Where there is a technical feasibility, we also supply gas upon requests that exceed our contractual obligations, "she said at a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.

She recalled that since the beginning of the year, Gazprom has supplied gas volumes close to record levels to foreign markets.

“Along all routes, including the Ukrainian one, we, to the best of our ability, systematically supplied additional volumes of gas,” she also noted.