Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Russian Gazprom in Macedonia

After the investment in Serbia, expectations of the Macedonian government that the Russian oil company Gazprom will enter the Macedonian market are growing. The company will be perceived as a serious partner in the development of the Macedonian gas pipeline system. Macedonian finance minister Zoran Stavreski confirmed that Gazprom will participate in the gas pipeline construction.

"Based on the determined gas pipeline project of the Macedonian government, there is a clear interest in cooperation with Gazprom.

In this regard, I re-affirm our willingness to close the clearing debt with the Russian Federation through the gas pipeline installation project and I expect full support of Gazprom," Stavreski said. Closing of the debt worth USD 60 million is expected in two months.

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