Shtokman Group to be determined in summer

Publish date: May 23, 2006

Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom this summer will announce partners to develop the massive Shtokman natural gas field.

Gazprom has said it plans to choose two to three partners to develop the field, Interfax reported. The company will name its foreign partners for the huge Shtokman gas project "this summer," Energy Minister Viktor Khristenko said, adding a further delay to the project that was first planned to start in 2000.