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Ruhrgas studies exit possibility on the Russian market of gas production

the German company Ruhrgas studies exit possibility on the Russian market of gas production, has declared on Tuesday on a press - conferences chairman of the board Ruhrgas of Burkhard Bergmann.

" In Russia within the limits of strategic plans of concern " E. ON " we study now exit possibilities on the extraction market. The analysis is not finished yet, therefore decisions while it was accepted not " - Bergmann has told, whose words are quoted in the MSG of the company which have entered " News ".

According to Bergmanna, the company intends to expand the activity in extraction sphere. Now company activity is concentrated to the British and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea.

" in accounting year Ruhrgas has bought about 626 billion kvtch gas (56,9 billion cubic metre) from German and foreign manufacturers and exporters. The major suppliers were Russia - approximately 30 % and Norway - approximately 28 % " - the chairman of the board of the company has told.

as has noted Bergmann, company investments in 2003 have made in the sum approximately 1,3 billion euro, from them over 95 % had on financial investments. " acquisition of additional share holdings of Open Society " was the largest separately taken investment 2; Gazprom ". Now Ruhrgas directly and indirectly 6,43 % of actions " belong; Gazprom " - he has told.