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On June 21-23, 2012 the 16-th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum took place. In public participants concentrated on discussion of the Eurozone crisis consequences and scenarios of the world economy development. It was expected that the future of the Shtokman field which is strategic for Gazprom would be disclosed at the forum. We remind that, it is situated in the Russian part of the Barents Sea shelf. Deposits make up 3,9 trillion cubic meters of gas and about 56 million tons of gas condensate. A company-operator “Shtokman Development AG” was created for the realization of the project. The main shareholders are: Gazprom (51%), French “Total” (25%) and Norwegian “Statoil” (24%).
At the forum the deputy chairman of the Gazprom’s board O.Medvedev only declared that the scheme of realization of the Shtokman project will be changed. The validity of the shareholders’ agreement of partners has ended on July 1 this year. A […]

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