The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to Russia.
The meeting participants addressed the status of the Russian-Italian cooperation in the energy sector as well as the progress with joint projects.
Special attention was paid to the issues of Russian natural gas export to Italy. It was pointed out that during 11 months of 2013 Gazprom had supplied the Italian market with extra 76 per cent of gas in comparison with the respective period of 2012, thus fully providing the consumers with the required amount of the blue fuel.
The parties also discussed the current state of the South Stream construction. It was stressed that the project implementation was in compliance with the schedule and the gas pipeline was under intense construction in Russia, Bulgaria and Serbia.