The current practice of independent gas producers in the region shows that the gasification program there has slowed down significantly, said the Deputy Minister of energy of Russia Kirill Molodtsov.
MOSCOW, 8 Dec. The concept of development of the domestic gas market in Russia will include the introduction of a mechanism guaranteeing supplier; the Ministry of energy will finalize it during the first quarter of 2016 and will present to the government, told reporters, Deputy energy Minister Kirill Molodtsov.
“First you need to see the concept associated with guaranteeing suppliers, how it will satisfy the whole market, and then we need to see what we can from this concept of pulling for exports (gas — ed.). The question of the concept of guaranteeing suppliers rose to the presidential Commission on fuel and energy complex, if you will be given appropriate instructions, we hope that the period of its development will be quite short,” he said.
“It all goes down, including, to the concept of the development of the internal gas market, all this should work. In the first quarter, we should Refine the concept of the internal market of gas, respectively, to work out the idea associated with guaranteeing suppliers. In the first quarter it will be presented to the government,” said Fellows, adding that the idea belongs to the head of NOVATEK, Leonid Mikhelson, and called this idea common.
“There is also “Gazprom” about 20 producers of gas, respectively, if there is law, there must be responsibilities. If you put gas in the region, then perhaps you should take on the responsibility for the development of gasification of the region. The current practice of independent gas producers in the region shows that we, unfortunately, the gasification program there has slowed down significantly,” concluded the Deputy Minister.
Answering the question of whether independent gas producers under guarantees of the functions of guaranteeing suppliers to get the right of export of gas from Russia, Molodtsov said, “Will be the domestic market, will be guaranteeing supplier, and if it is correlated with some other possible directions of the development of the market — we will see”.