We want to work together with the EU to realize South Stream as quickly as possibleRussia lobbies EU for South Stream May 19, 2009
We are prepared to accept Turkmen gas in accordance with our contractual termsAnalysis: Gazprom further alienates Turkmenistan over pipeline explosion May 19, 2009
The rest of Europe pays more than $400 for each thousand cubic meters of gas it gets from RussiaAnalysis: Turkish-Armenian political thaw could have major impact on Caspian energy exports Apr 27, 2009
We are not only planning to launch the Nord Stream with a capacity of (1.9 trillion cubic feet) and the South Stream with (1.1 trillion cubic feet) capacity, but also to increase South Stream's transit capacity by another (565 billion cubic feet)South Stream gas capacity to increase Jan 28, 2009
Blue Stream was put into practice at the peak of the crisis of 1998Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch Jan 26, 2009
Alexander Ivanovich Medvedev (Russian: Александр Иванович Медведев; Aleksandr Ivanovich Medvedev) (born 14 August 1955 in Shakhtyorsk, Sakhalin Oblast) is the current Deputy Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Russian energy company Gazprom, president of the Kontinental Hockey League, and the Director-General of Gazprom's export arm Gazprom Export. He is a member of the Coordination Committee of RosUkrEnergo and a member of the shareholders' committee of Nord Stream AG.
In 1978, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. From 1978 to 1989 he worked at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations. In 1989–1991 he was a director of the Soviet owned Donau Bank AG in Vienna and a managing director of bank's subsidiary company Inter Trade Consult GmbH. There are speculations that he had an undercover KGB job because he worked at Donau Bank at the same time as Andrei Akimov, another KGB officer and now Gazprombank's chief.
From 1991 to 1996 and from 1998 to 2002 he was director of the Austrian IMAG Investment Management & Advisory Group GmbH. Between 1997 and 1998 he was a vice president of the Eastern oil company (Восточная нефтяная компания) in Moscow. Since August 2002, Alexander Medvedev is the Director-General of Gazprom Export (former Gazeksport) and the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Gazprom.