Russian Gazprom not considering pipeline gas supplies to Japan — CEO

Russian Gazprom is not considering the possibility of delivering pipeline gas to Japan while pipeline gas supplies from the Far East are targeted at China, the company’s CEO Alexey Miller said when answering the question whether the proposal by Tokyo Gas to come back to negotiations on Russia’s pipeline to Japan is topical.

Russian Gazprom is not considering the possibility of delivering pipeline gas to Japan while pipeline gas supplies from the Far East are targeted at China, the company’s CEO Alexey Miller said when answering the question whether the proposal by Tokyo Gas to come back to negotiations on Russia’s pipeline to Japan is topical.

"If the issue is about pipeline supplies of natural gas for export from Russia’s Far East no doubt China is our top priority among biggest gas consumers. We’re not studying other variants at the present moment," he said, adding that all in all speaking about the Asian market "one should note its growing attractiveness for suppliers." "Premium to the European market is now already $53 per tonne of LNG according to the Eastern Asian price index," Miller added.

As was reported earlier in May Tokyo Gas proposed coming back to negotiations on a gas pipeline from Russia to Japan.

First published by TASS.

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