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Nord Stream 2: updates

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Led by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, the company’s delegation, paid a working visit on 22 October to France.

The visit

As part of the visit, a working meeting took place in Paris between Alexey Miller and Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Chief of Staff of the President of France.

It was pointed out that against the declining domestic production in Europe, the demand for gas imports would grow. Russia, as a reliable energy supplier to the European economy, will be able to secure gas export to the extent required.

Gas from Nord Stream 2

In this context the parties addressed the issue of developing gas transmission routes for Russian gas supply to Europe. It was highlighted that the Nord Stream gas pipeline was running smoothly. The parties noted that the Nord Stream 2 project would strongly boost the reliability of gas supplies to Europe.

In addition, on 22 October Alexey Miller met Gerard Mestrallet in Paris, Chairman and CEO of ENGIE.

The meeting was focused on the preparations for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction.

Austria

Additionally, the following day – on 23 October – Vienna hosted a working meeting between Miller and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the OMV Executive Board. The parties discussed the co-operation in Nord Stream 2 and the potential asset swap.

During the meeting, Miller and Seele signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on oil supply. The document reflects the parties' intent to consider a possibility of oil supply to OMV from Gazprom Group portfolio.

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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