MOSCOW - Russia's federal tariffs service (FST) on Friday said it has approved a 15 percent increase of the gas tariff for industrial consumers in 2010.

The agency also said it will increase the fee that independent producers pay for shipping gas through the Gazprom-controlled pipeline network by 12.3 percent from 2009.

(Reporting Anastasia Lyrchikova, writing by Alfred Kueppers, editing by Dmitry Sergeyev)