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​Gazprom proposes to develop Crimea’s oil and gas

Published time: March 18, 2014 14:13
AFP Photo  / Yuri Kadobnov

AFP Photo / Yuri Kadobnov

Gazprom has requested permission from the Crimean authorities to develop oil and gas fields, Crimea's first Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliev said Tuesday.

"Of course, Gazprom was the first to approach us with a proposal," RIA news quotes Temirgaliev.

The Crimea is one of the largest regions in the Black Sea in terms of production of oil and gas. “It extracts now about 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas a year" Temirgaliev remarked. In 2013 production increased by 40 percent due to the opening up of the Odessa and Stormovoe fields on a shelf of the Black Sea.

"The Crimea as part of the Kerch area has one of the largest oil and gas deposits in the Black Sea region, according to geological surveys," the first Deputy Prime Minister of the Crimea added.

Earlier the chairman of the Supreme Council of the Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov said that the role of exploration and production of oil and gas in the Crimea should be given to Russian companies. It was then reported that gas inventories in the Glebovsky gas storage are in the west of the Crimea would last the peninsula a year.

Sunday's Crimea referendum showed 96.77 percent of participants voted for the republic to become part of the Russian Federation. On Monday the parliament of Crimea made the decision to transition Ukrainian state assets located in the territory of the republic, including the subsoil, to Crimean control.

Comments (11)


Sebastian Flueras 19.03.2014 12:18

Wesley S 19.03.2014 07:46

Gazprom has a lot of gas lines going throw the ukraine. Hope none of the "accidently& ;amp;quo t; blows up.


Yo u're not from EU are you?
If gas pipes in Ukraine start to blow up "accidentally&q uot; gas prices will go up.
Stop being moronic plz.


R van Amerongen 19.03.2014 07:22

Konrad Wallenrod 19.03.2014 02:04

That means they will ask BP or Exxon to actually do it, as Russians are not quite there yet to construct bathrooms that would have real toilet bowls.


Pe rhaps we can use your brainless head as toiletbowl. Be happy for this, finally you are usefull.


steve 19.03.2014 05:35

Ah you see that why the west wanted that part of the world One day ever one will see any country that has gas oil the usa will come knocking on there door in one form or another that want your gold to pay back germany and a few other countrys and your gas and oil - there are ever using a part of UK to dump there poo at sea in a laggon
Why dont the uk bill them for the clean up

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