Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Eni signs strategic energy agreements with Gazprom
04-07-2009 - Scandinavian Oil & Gas - Today in Moscow, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, Eni and Gazprom signed significant agreements representing a further step in fostering strategic cooperation between Italy and the Russian Federation in the energy field. The parties will develop joint projects in and outside Russia under the principle of reciprocity, in line with Russia's new energy policy. Eni signed an agreement to assign Gazprom 20% of Gazprom Neft, in line with previous agreements. Eni has also signed, under the patronage of the Russian government, several cooperation agreements in Russia and abroad with the main Russian energy companies (Inter Rao UES, Rosneft, Transneft and Stroytransgas), with whom it will start a wide program of strategic cooperation involving different activities in the energy field. In particular, Enipower and Inter Rao UES signed an agreement to evaluate joint projects in Russia and third countries. Additionally, Eni signed with Rosneft a protocol of cooperation in the upstream and refining sector in Russia and abroad. These agreements will further foster ties between Italy and the Russian Federation and will significantly strengthen security of gas supplies to Italy and Europe.