Monday, September 15, 2008
Russia Boasts Enough Gas for Eastern and Western Consumers
12.09.2008 - RZD News - Russia, the world's largest gas producer, has enough gas for consumers both from the west and the east, the Mayak radio cited Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev as saying during a session of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Moscow. If Russia sees that there is an increasing market for its gas in the east, it will put new fields in operation, Medvedev explained. The President stressed that Russia did not think the two export destinations, the eastern and the western, were in conflict. Asia is a very promising market for the country, Medvedev observed. Russia will be seeking to develop cooperation with Asian countries further, without any harm to its relations with its European partners. To diversify its energy flows with due regard to Europe's interest is one of the most important tasks facing Russia, the President stated, reports RBC.