CNPC & GAZPROM COOPERATION
May 30, 2016, 14:35
A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Wang Yilin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CNPC, took place in Sochi today.
The parties discussed relevant cooperation issues, placing an emphasis on planned gas supplies to China via the eastern and western routes, as well as the prospects of collaboration in the field of underground gas storage, gas-fired power generation, and natural gas vehicles.
Another working meeting was held today between Alexey Miller and Liu Jian, President of CNOOC.
The meeting reviewed the potential avenues for joint activities, namely relating to hydrocarbon exploration and production, as well as the LNG sector.
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