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Miller says Gazprom is considering entering new markets

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, February 19 – RIA Novosti. The head of the company, Alexei Miller, said that “Gazprom” is thinking about new markets. diversification routes.

“When it comes to diversifying routes, it’s always a good thing, you can’t put your eggs in one basket. Of course we’re considering new markets, we have a lot of resources and many years to come.” Miller said in an interview with Pavel Zarubin in the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on the TV channel “Russia 1”.

As Miller reported, Gazprom, a major gas supplier to Europe in recent years, has exported to countries outside the CIS, in 2022 almost half the previous year – 100.9 billion cubic meters of gas (-45.5, 185%), 1 billion cubic meters in 2021). Gazprom Export noted that this was the lowest volume since the early 1990s.

Pipeline exports to Europe declined due to Europe’s refusal to import Russian gas and problems with the export infrastructure in the main directions. In 2022, deliveries to Europe stopped along both the main (North Stream) and balancing route (Yamal-Europe) and nearly tripled through Ukraine’s gas transmission system.

It is clear that in the very near future we will begin to implement new major projects for the construction of the main gas pipelines,” he said.

In early February 2022, Gazprom signed a long-term contract with the China National Oil and Gas Corporation for the export of 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year via the Far East route. At the end of January this year, Russia and China signed an intergovernmental agreement on this route, the document has not yet been ratified.

The development of the “Chinese vector” is also connected with the route, which includes the construction of the Siberian Power-2 pipeline for 50 billion cubic meters per year through Mongolia. The project is being worked on. Gazprom currently supplies gas to China through the Power of Siberia pipeline.

Source: Ria

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