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Rosneft ready to sue Gazprom over access to China pipeline

03 July 2014

Itar-TASS says Rosneft will take Gazprom to court over the latter’s refusal to allow independent gas producers access to its planned Power of Siberia pipeline to China.
In a report on July 1, the agency said Gazprom had announced it would feed the pipeline exclusively  from its own sources.

Gazprom’s chief executive Alexei Miller said Gazprom’s Chayanda and Kovykta fields would provide all the gas needed.

Rosneft argues that as an infrastructure monopoly, Gazprom is obliged to provide independent producers with access to the transportation system. Some 40 billion cubic metres of gas produced by Rosneft in Eastern Siberia and at least the same amount produced by other independent companies could be available for export to China.

Rosneft says Gazprom’s monopolistic position “radically contravenes the goal of developing Siberia and Russia’s Far East and directly breaches the law.”

Gazprom and CNPC signed a contract on May 21 for Russia to supply China with 38 billion cubic metres of gas a year over 30 years.


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