The European Union should consider the South Stream gasoduct as a priority energy project Russian gas company Gazprom Vice-President Aleksandr Medvedev stated in an interview to Vesti TV yesterday, RIA Novosti news agency reports. ‘We will continue to advocate the inclusion of South Stream to the EU’s priority project list, because another project of ours – North Stream – has been already given that status and I see no reason why South Stream should not be treated in the same way’, said the Gazprom official. According to Agerpres, the vice-president of the Russian gas company announced the signing of corporate agreements on the South Stream project with Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece and that the feasibility study for the project would be completed by the end of this year.
Putin will not attend Black Sea energy conference
MOSCOW – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will not attend an energy summit of Black Sea nations in Sofia this week and will instead meet his Bulgarian counterpart in Moscow next week, Putin’s spokesman said on Tuesday.
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the change of plan did not imply any problems with Moscow’s negotiations with Bulgaria and other key nations on a major new gas pipeline from Russia to Europe, known as South Stream. “
Hungarian politicians worried that Russians may be gathering intelligence on Nabucco
Several Hungarian politicians think behind the acquisition of a stake in MOL company by Surgutneftegaz might stand the Russians’ interest to gather intelligence on the Nabucco project, ‘Ziua’ daily informs.