Gazprom is aiming to settle the main terms of natural gas exports to China from Russia’s far east, it has been claimed.
CEO of the Russian state gas giant Alexei Miller made the comments on Sunday.
He made the statement as the firm committed to supplying Europe with more gas this year.
Some powers fear that Russia is overly dominant in the sector and EU officials tried to block the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, which is designed to provide larger volumes to Europe for a longer time period.
However Miller has denied this, saying Russia also needs a symbiotic relationship with the West.
Gas supplies from the Russian Far East are considered to be an extension of an already signed 30-year contract on exporting of 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China from Siberian deposits.