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The gas deal between Russia and China has stirred up Europe |
The news from China, which today rocked the whole of Europe. The EU is no longer the only major market for Russian gas. Moscow and Beijing, after eight years of negotiations, concluded one of the largest in the history of the gas contracts - 30 years
Every year, our country will be sold to China 38 billion cubic meters of gas - as much as in Germany, and this is our major European buyer. The historic agreement was signed in the presence of Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.
The long-awaited contract is signed. It does not have a history of transactions.
"In the gas industry of Russia, and the Soviet Union, it is a milestone, it is the largest contract in the history of the gas industry of the former USSR and the Russian Federation in the country measured by volume. I note that it was really hard work at the expert level. Our Chinese friends - complex and difficult negotiators. But as a result of mutual compromises managed to reach not only acceptable - to satisfactory conditions of this contract for both sides. Both sides, in the end, turned out to be pleased with the compromises that have been made and at a price and on other conditions. You now need to take appropriate action at the level of the Government of the People's Republic of China and at the level of the Russian government. But the point set. The price formula is linked in the same way as the formula of calculation of prices for European consumers, this is the same formula that is tied to the price, the market price of crude oil and petroleum products ", - explains the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
While the negotiations were going, and day and night. Details negotiate until the last minute. This is before the meeting with the Chinese leader, Putin is still something to discuss with the Minister of Energy Novak. But on the signing of the contract is clear - all the contradictions have been removed.
For historical transaction leaders and delegates raise glasses with traditional Chinese vodka. Alexei Miller in high spirits. Such contracts have "Gazprom" has not happened.
"Yesterday I got up at four o'clock in the morning Moscow time. My working day lasted 20 hours. Today I, too, at four o'clock in Moscow rose. And now we have reached a final agreement on the thirty years of the contract the supply of gas to China. Price is a commercial secret. In the medium-term gas supplies to China may become comparable with gas supplies to Europe ", - said Chairman of the Board of" Gazprom "Alexey Miller.
The gas pipeline "Power of Siberia" will go from the Kovykta field in the Irkutsk Region and Yakutia Chayandinskoye via Khabarovsk to Vladivostok. With branches in China. Length - four thousand kilometers. The route - along the oil pipeline "Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean". To save on infrastructure. Chayandinskoye field's gas reserves are estimated at 1.2 trillion cubic meters. Kovykta - one and a half trillion. For half a century it is possible to provide the external market, but most importantly - your own.
"This will be the biggest in the next four years building in the world, without any exaggeration. It's not just gas production. This gas chemistry is helium plant, new businesses, new infrastructure, thousands of jobs. Without any exaggeration, thousands of modern, high-tech jobs and infrastructure development of the mining sites, transportation ", - said Putin.
The pipe will pass through the southern districts of Yakutia. So, to gasify as much as possible settlements. This project - not just a pipe. It touches virtually all economic sectors - exploration, technology, heavy loading, chemical and pipe industry. Enterprises that produce machinery and equipment.
Signing - it is also the beginning of another project with Chinese partners. This - on the western supply route. In the future, it must bind Russia and gas infrastructure in the west and the east.
"After today's signing of the contract work, firstly, start right tomorrow, and secondly, it gives us the opportunity to proceed to the next project with Chinese partners, namely to start work through the western supply route. This is because the resource base has West Siberia. This will enable us to realize our plans to develop the Russian gas industry by linking the eastern and western part of the production by linking the appropriate infrastructure. And, if necessary, to carry out the diversification of supplies from west to east and from east to west, "- says the president of Russia.
The volume of investments from Russia - 55 billion dollars. China will invest a minimum of 20. The contract includes the supply of gas for 30 years. Like many of the agreements concluded during the visit, business friendship between China and Russia should last more than one decade.