EU, Russia meet for top-level energy talks

BRUSSELS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- European Union officials are meeting a Russian delegation led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin this week for difficult talks about Russian-European energy relations.

Gazprom presses for tight link to Ukraine

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian natural gas transit system will be filled to the brink if state energy company Naftogaz merges with Gazprom, a Russian energy chief said.

Gazprom says Nord Stream isn't a threat

ROME, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Plans for the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline to Europe won't affect gas transit through conventional Russian export routes, a Gazprom official said.

Gazprom talks gas transit with Belgium

MOSCOW, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Moscow sees Belgium as a potential transit country for natural gas deliveries to third countries, Russian energy giant Gazprom said during bilateral talks.

Sofia, Moscow discuss South Stream project

MOSCOW, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The planned South Stream natural gas pipeline makes sense for European consumers using more and more energy, Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said.

Moscow taps into Azeri gas

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Russian gas monopoly Gazprom aims to buy more gas from Azerbaijan during a meeting in St. Petersburg, the company announced.

Russia, Japan reach gas agreement

MOSCOW, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- With Japan expecting to consume more natural gas, Russian energy company Gazprom said it was looking for closer ties to the Japanese economy.

Gazprom looks to gas future

MOSCOW, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The domestic market is the top priority for Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, though new transit corridors are important projects, a top executive said.

Eni, Gazprom extend partnership

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Russian gas monopoly Gazprom signed an extension to an agreement with its Italian energy counterpart Eni through at least 2012, the companies announced.

Gazprom, Naftogaz partnership unlikely?

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- It's unlikely that Russian gas monopoly Gazprom will form a joint venture with Ukrainian utility Naftogaz in the next year, an energy spokesman said.

Gazprom, Naftogaz team up on CBM

MOSCOW, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A memorandum to set up a joint venture to produce coal-bed gas in Ukraine could create opportunities for cooperation with Russia, a Gazprom official said.

Gazprom presses for pipeline to China

MOSCOW, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom is ready to deliver natural gas from Western Siberia to China if Beijing is ready to commit, a top executive said from Moscow.

Gazprom, Naftogaz eye new ventures

MOSCOW, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Russian gas monopoly Gazprom announced that it agreed to set up two new joint ventures with Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz.

Gazprom, Shell look at joint operations

MOSCOW, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Russian energy monopoly Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell envision a strong working relationship in Russia and Europe, executives said in Moscow.

Gazprom, Naftogaz search for common ground

MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz and Russian gas monopoly Gazprom examined mining assets in their latest effort to form a joint venture, Gazprom said.
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Alexei Miller
Russian Prime Minister Putin (L) and Gazprom's Chief Executive Alexei Miller arrive at the gas exporting countries forum in Moscow December 23, 2008. Energy ministers of 12 gas exporting countries gather in Russian capital to strengthen cooperation amid consuming countries' concerns that they might turn into an OPEC-style cartel. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Alexey Borisovich Miller (Russian: Алексей Борисович Миллер; born January 31, 1962) is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee (CEO) of Russian energy company Gazprom, Russia's largest company and the world's biggest natural gas producer.

Miller was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) to a family of German ethnicity. He obtained a PhD in Economics in 1989 from the N.A. Voznesenskii Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute. From 1991 to 1996 Miller served with the Committee for External Relations of the Saint Petersburg Mayor's Office under Vladimir Putin. From 1996 to 1999 he was Director for Development and Investments of the Port of Saint Petersburg. From 1999 to 2000 he served as Director General of the Baltic Pipeline System. In 2000 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, and since 2001 he has served as Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom. Prior to becoming the CEO of Gazprom, he had no experience in fossil fuels. Under his watch, production fell from 523.2 billion cubic in 2000 and 461.5 billion in 2009, even with soaring gas prices.

In December 2005 Miller was named Person of the Year by Expert magazine, influential and respected Russian business weekly. He shared the title in 2005 with Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the board of Gazprom.

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