Thursday, June 25, 2009
Gazprom Waits for Obama
25 June 2009 - Moscow Times - Gazprom is hoping that the upcoming meeting between President Dmitry Medvedev and his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, will bless its proposal to invest in producing and transporting gas in Alaska, the company's deputy chief Alexander Medvedev said Wednesday. Gazprom last year discussed opportunities with BP and ConocoPhillips for participation in their planned pipeline to carry gas from Alaska southward. It also talked with ConocoPhillips about joining forces in sea shelf exploration off Alaska. "Naturally, political support for this kind of projects is important," Medvedev said.