The Gazprom Export headquarters hosted today a working meeting of Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Director General of Gazprom Export with a parliamentary delegation representing the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, with Seiji Maehara, Member of the House of Representatives, Chairman of the Party’s Policy Affairs Research Council at the lead.
The meeting addressed the current cooperation of Gazprom and Japanese companies as well as potential areas of the joint activities. The parties touched upon the successful partnership of Gazprom, Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation under the Sakhalin II project including additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies made after the disastrous tsunami and earthquake that had occurred in Japan in March 2011. Besides, they pointed out the successful interaction related to Japanese pipes deliveries for the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok and Nord Stream gas pipelines.
The meeting participants addressed the prospects for exporting more natural gas from Russia to Japan in view of the LNG plant expansion in Sakhalin and the LNG project construction in Vladivostok.
In addition, the parties considered possible examination of a project for the pipeline gas deliveries from Russia to Japan.
“Our activities hinge on the principle that the projects we deliver jointly with foreign partners should be mutually beneficial,” noted Alexander Medvedev.