On April 15, pipe No.1 for the first line of South Stream's offshore section was produced at the Vyksa Steel Works (part of the United Metallurgical Company – OMK), Gazprom’s press office has said.
Strasbourg hosted on April 15 a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Guenther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy in the European Commission, Gazprom’s press office has said.
Lukoil will increase associated gas utilization to 95%, as stipulated by the government, by the end of 2014, Lukoil board chairman Valery Grayfer has told an economic forum on the Caspian region.
Ukraine is going to sue Russia at the international level, particularly in the Stockholm arbitration, due to gas contracts of 2009, Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuriy Prodan said in parliament on April 11, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.
Russia guarantees the fulfilment of its natural gas commitments to European partners, President Vladimir Putin said on April 11, RIA Novosti reported.
Russian state-controlled oil producer Gazprom Neft said it had received positive responses from Asian clients about the possibility of using euros as a settlement currency instead of the dollar, Reuters reported on April 10.
On April 10 in Bishkek, in the presence of Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, the Gazprom Management Committee Chairman Alexey Miller and the Kyrgyzgaz Director General Turgunbek Kulmurzaev signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement for a 100 per cent stake in KyrgyzgazProm
The government of Crimea is ready to transfer carbon deposits on the shelf of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov to the Russian giant "Gazprom," Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Nikolai Yanaki told journalists, ITAR-TASS reported on April 9.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the gas monopoly Gazprom to refrain from demanding prepayment for gas from Ukraine until more consultations have been held, ITAR-TASS reported on April 9.
Ukraine will not repay its gas debt for March supplies to Russian giant Gazprom until it gets back all discounts which were cancelled April 1, Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yury Prodan said on April 9, RIA Novosti reported.