BEIJING, Feb 16 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli met the chief executive officer (CEO) of Russian natural gas company, Gazprom, Alexei Miller, here Wednesday and called for steady development of bilateral energy co-operation.
Zhang said China and Russia should conduct further research on the west-route gas pipeline and the Far East gas supply projects adhering to the principle of shared benefits and risks, and expand co-operation in natural-gas-burning power generation, underground gas storage, engine fuel and other areas.
He called on both sides to ensure the success of major projects like the China-Russia crude oil trade and increased crude supply, east-route gas pipeline project and the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.
In recent years, there has been continuous achievements witnessed in energy co-operation, including in the natural gas field, between China and Russia under the strategic guidance of the two countries' top leaders, said Zhang.
Miller said Russia viewed China as an important energy co-operation partner. Russia is willing to work with China on the current projects and explore new areas of co-operation so as to jointly lift the energy co-operation partnership to a new high, he said. -- NNN-XINHUA