Russian energy minster talks plans and negotiations

By Anna Gorshkova 20 February 2017
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Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak (Russian Ministry of Energy) Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak (Russian Ministry of Energy)

Alexander Novak was appointed as Russia’s energy minister in 2012 under Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Before this he served as deputy finance minister. In this interview with Interfax he discusses the country’s plans for pipeline and LNG exports, as well as ongoing talks over supplies with customers – including Ukraine. 

Interfax: The Russian government has asked the Energy Ministry to adjust its Energy Strategy to 2035 to cater for various development scenarios for branches of the fuel and energy complex, reflecting, among other things, elements of government regulation. What does this mean? Also, what interests of independent producers must the revised Energy Strategy take into consideration?

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