24 May 2024 13:54

Head of Gazprom discussed development of cooperation with First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Sklyar

MOSCOW. May 24 (Interfax) - Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller met with First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar on Friday.

"The parties discussed the development of cooperation in the gas industry as it relates to the current agreement on strategic cooperation," the Russian company said in a statement.

The meeting took place in St. Petersburg at the Gazprom office in the Lakhta Center skyscraper, photographs released by Gazprom show.

As reported, Gazprom and QazaqGaz signed an agreement in June 2023 for the provision of services for transporting Russian natural gas via Kazakhstan to consumers in Uzbekistan. In October, supplies of Russian natural gas for this purpose were launched via that route. The gas is pumped in reverse mode along a specially designated route based on the Central Asia-Center gas pipeline system.

Gazprom and the government of Kazakhstan signed an agreement on strategic cooperation in November 2023. The document is aimed at developing cooperation for the supply, transportation and processing of natural gas, as well as related geological exploration and production.

Miller previously said it is planned to sign medium-term fifteen-year gas supply contracts with Kazakhstan, as well as Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan this summer. Their implementation should start in the fall of 2025.