Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Gazprom leadership discussed prospects of cooperation in gas sphere with Kazakh side
08–15–2006 Regnum News – On August 14, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, Kazakhstan's Energy Minister Bakhytkolja Izmukhmambetov and KazMunaiGaz National Company President Uzakbai Karabalin had a work meeting at Gazprom headquarters. As a REGNUM correspondent is told at Gazprom information department, the parties discussed prospects of cooperation in gas sphere. In particular, they talked about Gazprom and KazMunaiGaz establishing a joint Russian-Kazakh venture on the basis of processing facilities of Orenburg Gas Processing Plant. In this connection, they considered issues concerning signing of a long-term contract for gas supplies from Karachaganak gas field for processing at the Orenburg plant facilities and an agreement on supplying the processed gas to Kazakhstan’s domestic market. At the meeting, they also took up the issue of signing a contract for Kazakhstan’s gas imports in 2007.