16 Oct 2009 10:01


MOSCOW. Oct 16 (Interfax) - The implementation of the first phase in the development of the Shtokman gas condensate field should be moved from 2013-2014 to 2017-2018, sector experts surveyed by Interfax said.

The director of the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERIRAS), Tatyana Mitrova, told Interfax: "the issue is when this gas will be needed on the market. I would expect this by the end of the next decade, around 2017-2018."