Monday, April 06, 2009
Gazprom sets up office in Latvia
06.04.2009 - Baltic Course by Alla Petrova - Riga, Russia's Gazprom has chosen Latvia as the first European country to have its offices in, as the TV3 broadcast "Neka personiga" informed yesterday, on April 5. Gazprom offices in Riga are temporarily located at the Latvijas Gaze complex, but the official opening ceremony is yet to take place. Yevgeniy Roldugin, head of Gazprom offices in Riga, explains that the main goal of the Gazprom offices in Riga is to represent Gazprom and pursue the company's interests in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Roldugin said that Gazprom is interested to have its offices in Latvia as there are several important energy projects pending in the region, including a gas pipeline from Paldiski in Estonia to Finland and the Russian-German gas pipeline Nord Stream. Gazprom also believes that connecting Dobele underground gas storage facility to the Nord Stream pipeline is worth consideration, said Roldugin.