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Gazprom May Sell More Gas to Japan After Meeting Russian Demand

June 10, 2008

OAO Gazprom (GAZP), the world's largest natural-gas producer, may provide Japan with additional supplies of the fuel once the company satisfies domestic demand in Russia's Far East.

Gazprom may supply gas and chemical products to Japan from the Vladivostok region, the Moscow-based company said in an e- mailed statement today.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Alexander Ananenkov met with Shinsuke Kitagawa, director general of Japan's Natural Resources and Fuel Department, in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, according to the statement.

Deliveries from Vladivostok may become possible once a pipeline from Sakhalin Island and the Russian republic of Sakha is completed, Ananenkov said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lucian Kim in Deauville, France, at lkim3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Guy Collins in London guycollins@bloomberg.net


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