13 Jul 2009 15:39

Putin estimates Gazprom

MOSCOW. July 13 (Interfax) - Gazprom 's investment program in 2009 will total 775 billion rubles, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

"Overall the revised volume of the Gazprom investment program will total 775 billion rubles," Putin said on Monday.

The investment program must preserve the highest priority projects, namely, "development of new fields in Yamal and Kamchatka, diversification of gas transportation routes, development of LNG production capacity," Putin said.

"The issue of gasifying Russian regions will definitely continue. A total of 18.5 billion rubles has been allocated for implementation in 68 Russian regions," Putin said.