24 Jun 2010 13:19

Belarus siphoning off up to 20% of export gas

NOVOKUZNETSK. June 24 (Interfax) - Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller has claimed that Belarus siphoned off gas from an export pipeline both on Wednesday and Thursday.

"The volume of the planned [export] shipment was depleted by up to 20% because Belarus has meddled in the export pipe, and we have seen the same situation today as well," Miller said at a conference hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the Novokuznetsk airport.