MOSCOW, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Russian gas giant Gazprom GAZP.MM said on Thursday it had raised a forecast for the average price of its gas supplied to Europe under long-term contracts for this year.
It said it expected its average gas price for this year to increase by 30% from earlier estimates to $269.6 per 1,000 cubic metres.
(Reporting by Oksana Kobzeva and Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by David Evans)
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