Sefcovic: Russia, EU To Discuss Energy Cooperation on Jan 19
Thursday, 15 January 2015
EU energy chief Maros Sefcovic has said that energy cooperation between the EU and Russia would be discussed at a meeting of EU foreign ministers on January 19.
Speaking after a Wednesday meeting with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow, Sefcovic made clear that the EU was willing to consider the offer of Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller of 50-60 bcm of Russian gas in Turkey.
Novak, as cited by TASS, made clear that the agenda of Wednesday’s meeting with Sefcovic had included topics such as the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project and issues related to the natural gas and power engineering industry.
The European Union's Energy Commissioner insisted that the decision to transfer the sale of Russian gas from Ukraine to Turkey harmed the image of Gazprom.
Earlier the same day, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller declared that the South Stream gas pipeline project had been closed and the focus had shifted to the Turkish Stream project.
Miller called on EU countries to create the necessary infrastructure for the supply of Russian gas from the Turkish-Greek border where the new gas hub would be built.