Gazprom in 2016 plans to increase gas purchases from Uzbekistan

Gazprom in 2016 plans to increase gas purchases from Uzbekistan


MOSCOW, 4 Jan. Gazprom in 2016, plans to increase purchases of gas from Uzbekistan, told journalists the head of the company Alexey Miller.

Answering a question of journalists, whether he confirms the information about agreement with Uzbekistan reached at the end of December last year, the increase in the procurement of Uzbek gas, Miller said, “Yes, I do. We commend the results of the negotiations reached with our Uzbek friends. Uzbekistan is a reliable partner in the gas sector, and we will continue to develop our mutually beneficial cooperation. And, quite naturally, the volume of purchases of Uzbek gas this year will increase”.

Earlier on Monday, the press service of the Turkmen state concern Turkmengaz reported that the company “Gazprom export” has informed public concern about the cessation of purchases from the beginning of 2016 Turkmen natural gas. In some mass media there was informal information that is associated with an increase in gas purchases from Uzbekistan.