This was reported by the press service of the Russian company.

“A separate topic of the meeting was the progress of the Nord Stream 2 project. In addition, it was about the prospects for cooperation in the field of LNG in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2019, ”Gazprom said.

During the talks, the parties confirmed a steady increase in Russian gas exports to Austria over the past five years.

So, since the beginning of the year, Gazprom delivered to Austria about 12.7 billion cubic meters. m of gas, which is 2.8% more than for the whole of 2018, recognized as a record for this indicator.

At the same time, compared to the same period in 2018, the supply volume increased by 33.5% (by 3.2 billion cubic meters).

Earlier, the US Senate called on to impose sanctions against companies involved in the construction of Nord Stream-2 in order to delay the project.

The economist Vasily Koltashov, head of the Center for Political Economic Research at the New Society Institute, in an interview with the FAN, called such a US proposal an unceremonious interference in European affairs.