Commercial talks between Gazprom and China have been advancing after the chairman of the Russian energy company’s management committee met officials.
Alexey Miller had talks with Zhang Gaoli, the first vice premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China took place in Beijing.
A spokesman said parties addresses the state of the Intergovernmental agreement on arranging supplies of Russian pipeline gas to China via the western route.
Alexey Miller also said: “The focus of today’s talks is on the western route. A new contract for the supply of 30 billion cubic meters of gas annually is under development. The gas pipeline project for the western route is all set for transiting to the construction phase. We are moving ahead in a good pace in the commercial talks.”