The company´s CEO Alexey Miller discussed multilateral gas relations with Turkish minister of natural resources Fatih Donmez.
Russia sends gas by way of the Turkish Stream and Blue Stream natural gas pipelines.
Russia is one of the main suppliers of natural gas to the European market.
That market, however, is buckling under supply-side pressures and the strains of exceptionally high commodity prices.
US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm told the Bloomberg news service September 20 that she wanted a probe into Russian business practices in the European energy market.
- If any entity is manipulating supply in order to make greater profit at a point where Europeans are entering into a winter, and if it’s a cold winter, that needs to be looked at
- Companies or governments should not be manipulating prices in a way that ends up hurting people
The company said:
- We believe that this is very timely as Europe is facing an unusually tight market for natural gas.