Gazprom and Slovakia address cooperation status in energy sector
Led by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom's delegation paid a visit today to the Slovak Republic.
As part of the visit a meeting was held in Bratislava between Alexey Miller and Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia.
The parties addressed the status of bilateral cooperation in the gas sector. Particularly, high emphasis was placed on Russian pipeline gas supplies to consumers in the Slovak Republic and its transit to third countries.
At the end of the meeting Alexey Miller and Robert Fico confirmed their interest in strengthening the mutually beneficial long-term cooperation.
Slovakia is among the largest Russian gas transit countries. In 2008 Gazprom and its Slovak partners signed new 20-year gas supply and transit agreements.
Slovakia is a long-standing and reliable partner of Russia in the area of gas supply. Gazprom Group's partners are SPP dealing with gas sales, purchases and distribution and Eustream a.s. – Slovak gas transmission system (GTS) operator.
In 2012 Slovakia was supplied with 4.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 36.3 billion cubic meters was transited through the country.