Russia, Japan in building gas pipeline talks
News On Japan via RIA Novosti -- May 04
Russia and Japan are in talks to build a gas pipeline from Russia to expand gas supplies to the Far Eastern country, Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Thursday.
"The parties have discussed prospects of increase of natural gas supplies from Russia to Japan in terms of higher liquefied natural gas production at the Sakhalin Island and implementation of an LNG plant construction project in Vladivostok," Gazprom said following a meeting between the company's export head Alexander Medvedev and Japan's former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara.
"The parties also discussed the opportunities for a gas supply project from Russia to Japan through pipeline," Gazprom said.
The future pipeline could be laid on the seabed, Maehara said earlier on Thursday.
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