Successful implementation of Nord Stream to ensure reliability of gas supplies to EU countries.
A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Dr. Johannes Teyssen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of E.ON took place today as part of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2012.
The meeting addressed the bilateral cooperation outlook placing an emphasis on the issues of Russian gas supplies to Germany. They also emphasized the successful interaction of the companies within the project for the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas field development (subsurface use license owned by Severneftegazprom).
Alexey Miller and Johannes Teyssen also appreciated the cooperation within the Nord Stream project.
Gazprom and Macedonia to continue cooperation within South Stream project
Alexey Miller and Nikola Gruevsky discussed the intergovernmental agreement being prepared and the cooperation within the South Stream project. The meeting noted the successful completion of the tender procedure aimed at choosing a contractor company to perform the feasibility study of Russian gas supplies to Macedonia within the South Stream project. The study results will be presented in the third quarter of 2012.
The parties agreed to continue their cooperation as part of the South Stream gas pipeline construction in Macedonia.
A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency took place today as part of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2012.
The situation in the global energy market and the development outlook for the oil and gas industry in the nearest future became the main focus of the meeting.
Alexey Miller and Maria van der Hoeven concurred with the view that the growing demand for natural gas as well as the physical and environmental features of that type of fuel allowed to speak with confidence that the 21st century would become the “Golden Age of Gas”.
Alexey Miller, the Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom and Henri Proglio, Chairman and CEO of EDF held a working meeting today within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum – 2012.
The parties discussed the interaction of the companies in the energy sector.
Following the talks, EDF and Gazprom signed a Cooperation Agreement in respect of potential collaboration for gas-fired power plants in Europe. The document provides for the possibility of joint construction of gas-fired power plants and acquisition of existing ones on a parity basis. The Agreement also stated that Gazprom would be the exclusive supplier of gas for the needs of joint power plants.
“The Agreement between Gazprom and EDF is a culmination of the intensive work between the companies aimed at developing an optimal model of cooperation on power generation. I am confident that joint efforts in this strategically important area will significantly contribute to the strengthening of the energy dialogue between Russia and Europe,” – Alexey Miller said.
“This Agreement is part of the ongoing collaboration between EDF and Gazprom, which began in November 2009, within the areas of gas and electricity, the first real implementation of which was EDF's involvement in the offshore section of the South Stream gas pipeline project. Today, EDF and Gazprom are extending their collaboration to future projects for gas-fired power stations in Europe. EDF aims at building strong partnerships with worldwide major energy players,” – Henri Proglio stated.