17 Nov 2009 19:06

Russia to strengthen, consolidate gas and petrochemical sector - Putin

NIZHNEKAMSK. Nov 17 (Interfax) - The government will help strengthen and consolidate the gas and petrochemical sector, said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

"Increasing and consolidating this sector of the industry is on our agenda, the state must provide all kinds of assistance to this process and do so deliberately," Putin said at a meeting on developing the gas and petrochemical industry.