Friday, March 27, 2009
Gazprom and Japanmeet on gas processing plant in Krasnoyarsk
27 Mar 2009 - SteelGuru - Interfax reported that Mr Alexei Miller CEO of Gazprom and Mr Toru Ishida director of the Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy signed an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation at a meeting in Moscow recently. The statement said the two officials also discussed the implementation of an agreement to jointly develop the investment rationale for the project aimed at creating gas processing and chemical facilities to be fed with feedstock resources from the Sobinskoye oil and gas condensate field in the Krasnoyarsk territory. It said that "The parties also confirmed their interest in further promoting the dialogue on a broad spectrum of issues." The Japanese agency and Gazprom signed a framework agreement on cooperation in 2005. The Joint Coordinating Committee, which held its fourth meeting in Japan in December 2008, was set up with the aim of implementing the agreement. The committee includes a joint working group for various activities.