Rosneft CEOs Igor Sechin and BP’s chief Bernard Looney in Moscow discussed the possibility of delivering 10 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe at the Russian Energy Week forum, broadcasted by the Russia 24 TV channel and the “We Look” media platform.
Sechin and Luni talked about gas supplies to Europe under an export agreement between the companies.
“The implementation of a pilot project to export 10 billion cubic meters of gas from the resources of Rosneft under an agreement with BP would allow in the future to provide additional gas supplies to the European market,” Sechin said.
Rosneft is ready to export gas from 2022 through Gazprom’s main export routes, including Nord Stream 2.
According to Sechin, such a possibility was discussed at a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation, and this option “is now being worked out by the government of the Russian Federation.”
The companies also intend to create a joint venture to develop a network of gas filling stations in the Russian Federation for vehicles. Rosneft and BP have been cooperating for many years.
Since 2018, the Russian company has supplied 30 million tons of oil and petroleum products to BP.