Miller and Sechin discussed cooperation in oil and gas sector

MOSCOW, January 27. The Chairman of the Board of PJSC “Gazprom” Alexey Miller and Chairman of the Board of JSC “NK “Rosneft” Igor Sechin at a meeting on Wednesday discussed issues of cooperation in the oil and gas sector, the report said the Russian gas holding.

“The sides discussed issues of cooperation in oil and gas sphere”, – stated in the message.

Public information about the negotiations between the heads of the two companies was not for quite some time. In 2013, Igor Sechin, has achieved the export liberalization of liquefied natural gas (LNG), even though he previously expressed support of preserving Gazprom’s export monopoly. After that “Rosneft” tried to gain access to the gas transportation system of Sakhalin and deposits of “Power of Siberia”. Igor Sechin spoke about the company’s desire to supply gas to China. “Rosneft” is ready to supply by 2020 for the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia” about 16 billion cubic meters of gas annually from its Eastern fields.

With the filing of independent gas producers is discussed and the idea of the separation of the monopoly on transport and mining companies, citing the opacity of formation of tariffs of monopolies and the lack of access to the unified gas transportation system to other companies. Thus “Gazprom” considers it possible to provide proportional access to its gas exports to guaranteeing suppliers in the domestic market.

In addition, at the present time the Committee prepared the draft regulation on the auction for two oil fields in the Nenets Autonomous district: Laborcom and Anavyssos, which are claimed by two state companies – “Gazprom” and “Rosneft”, and Also “Rosneft” and “Gazprom” claim to Murmansk field in the Barents sea.