In nine months NOVATEK gas sales volumes 44.7 bcm
OAO NOVATEK released its consolidated interim condensed statements as of and for the three and nine months ended 30 September 2015 prepared in accordance with IFRS.
In the first nine months 2015, NOVATEK natural gas sales volumes totaled 44.7 billion cubic meters ("bcm") (including 14.3 bcm in the third quarter 2015), which is 7.2% lower as compared to the same period of 2014 mainly due to warmer weather during the winter peak season. As at 30 September 2015, the total amount of natural gas recorded as inventory was 2.7 bcm.
In the nine months 2015, liquid hydrocarbon sales volumes totaled 9.22 million tons (including 3.47 million tons sold in the third quarter 2015), representing an 87.0% increase as compared to the corresponding period of 2014.
Higher volumes of gas condensate purchased from our joint ventures due to production growth at the SeverEnergia joint venture fields and the successful launch of the Termokarstovoye field at the Terneftegas joint venture as well as the increase of crude oil production by subsidiaries positively impacted our liquids sales during the period. As at 30 September 2015, 0.83 million tons of liquid hydrocarbons were in transit or storage and recognized as inventory.