In order to maintain uninterrupted transit of Russian gas to the European consumers, Ukraine must purchase and pump into underground storages no less than 19.5 billion cubic meters of gas in the near futureUkraine must deliver gas to Europe May 08, 2009
The interruption with deliveries to Europe last January showed the need for diversificationRussia plans to develop new oil deposits Mar 23, 2009
OPEC is Russia's key partner on the global oil marketRussia and OPEC to join forces? Sep 12, 2008
All-around and deep energy cooperation between the two countries will be of strategic significanceRussia and China deepen energy cooperation Sep 21, 2010
One of the questions we are definitely discussing is the possibility of a [gas] discountRussia eyes gas discount for Ukraine Apr 17, 2010
Igor Ivanovich Sechin (Russian: Игорь Иванович Сечин, born 7 September 1960, Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian official, considered a close ally of Vladimir Putin. Sechin is often described as one of Putin's most conservative counselors and the leader of the Kremlin's Siloviki faction, a statist lobby gathering former security services agents.
Igor Sechin currently is Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Vladimir Putin's cabinet.
Igor Sechin graduated from Leningrad State University in 1984 as a linguist fluent in Portuguese and French.