MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Gazprom shipments of gas to the European market, its main revenue generator, fell by 9.34 percent to 124 billion cubic metres in the first 11 months of 2012, its export unit said on Tuesday.
The January-February shipments suggest the Russian gas export monopoly will fall far short of its 2012 target of 150 bcm.
The Kremlin has ordered a rethink of Russia's gas strategy to focus on seaborne liquefied natural gas deliveries, in particular to Asia, to reduce exposure to Europe, where its volumes and pricing model are under pressure.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said on Tuesday the company would hold talks this week with representatives of China on a pipeline gas contract that could underpin an Asian gas strategy. The two sides have failed for years to agree on a price.
(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Melissa Akin; Editing by Lidia Kelly) Keywords: RUSSIA GAZPROM/
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