Russia to persuade Junker to support gas pipeline project during SPIEF

According to the chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will talk on the gas pipeline project to supply south Europe
Russia to persuade Junker to support gas pipeline project during SPIEF
07 June 17:11 2016 Print This Article

Russian officials intend to discuss the project of the supply of Russian gas to the south Europe with the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker next week during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, the chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors Viktor Zubkov said to the journalists on Tuesday, reports Interfax.

“Our government, the company, and the president are trying to reach an agreement with the EU countries. There is St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in a week, which Mr. Juncker is attending. He is a man of sense and understands that there is no better way to supply gas to the south Europe [than the South Stream Corridor],” he said.

Mr Zubkov also said that there were several attempts to develop alternative corridors but they were unsuccessful. “For how long are we trying to make up an alternative way which always fails. At the same time there is a real project that could bring gas to the southern Europe,” he said.

According to him, the “intense work [ща the Russian authorities and Gazprom with the EU] can soon bring to some results.” The issue under question is where (in which third country) the pipe will pop up, should it be Romania, Bulgaria, or Turkey.

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