A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Vladimir Semashko, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus took place today as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2013.
The meeting addressed the issues of cooperation between Russia and Belarus in the gas sector. In particular, the discussion centered on the activities of Gazprom Transgaz Belarus, a subsidiary of Gazprom as well as the development of the Belarusian gas transmission system.
The parties paid special attention to the promising Yamal – Europe-2 project that would undergo a feasibility study prior to the end of the current year. It was emphasized that the project had a whole range of competitive advantages. For instance, phase one of the project in Belarus will only require reconstructing and upgrading the gas transmission capacities and this can be done within the shortest time possible.