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Gazprom to Start LNG-Plant Investment Study With Japanese Group

February 20, 2012

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- OAO Gazprom, the world’s biggest gas producer, agreed to start an investment study about building an liquefied natural gas plant in Russia’s Far East with a group of Japanese companies.

Gazprom Chief Executive Officer Alexey Miller met with Ichiro Takahara, the head of Japan’s Agency for Natural Resources & Energy today in Moscow to discuss the results of a feasibility study on exporting fuel from Vladivostok, the Moscow-based producer said today in an e-mailed statement.

Gazprom plans to work with Japan Far East Gas Co., which includes Itochu Corp., Japex Corp., Marubeni Corp., Inpex Corp. and Cieco, according to the statement.

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