OAO Gazprom will present proposals to allay the European Union’s antitrust concerns, EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said after meeting the company’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Alexander Medvedev.
Vladimir Putin wasn’t having a great day. The Russian president had spent the August morning in a helicopter over Khabarovsk, near the Chinese border, surveying flood damage that had left tens of thousands of people homeless.
Russia said it found drugs on a Greenpeace ship, warning that more serious charges may be added to a piracy case as the environmental group threatens to hold European protests against OAO Gazprom and its partners.
OAO Gazprom, the world’s biggest natural-gas producer, is seeking payment from EON SE and BASF SE after boosting reserves at a joint project in Siberia, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Russia extended the detention of Greenpeace activists for up to two months as it presses piracy charges against 30 campaigners for seeking to board an Arctic oil platform, a move the organization says will spark an international outcry.
OAO Gazprom, Russia’s natural-gas export monopoly, said Belarus is refusing to pay agreed prices for fuel supplies, as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart meet for economic talks today.
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko ordered Russian gas transit to the European Union be halted, accusing OAO Gazprom of starting a “gas war” by cutting flows to his country by 30 percent amid a debt dispute.