Russia has evidence terrorists used sarin in April attack on Khan Sheikhoun — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 26, 12:24
More than 2,000 VIM-Avia passengers stay in foreign airportsBusiness & Economy September 26, 12:11
Russia has no plans to quit INF treaty — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 26, 11:35
IS terrorist on international wanted list detained in SiberiaSociety & Culture September 26, 11:11
Russian army puts up bridge in record time to deploy heavy arms, aid across EuphratesMilitary & Defense September 26, 10:19
Roscosmos may help South Korea develop Naro space centerScience & Space September 26, 9:41
Poroshenko demands Russia be excluded from Donbass peacekeeping missionWorld September 26, 8:34
Russia delivers 10 airstrikes against terrorists in Syria’s IdlibMilitary & Defense September 26, 8:22
Bus crash in Russia’s south kills six, injures 20 passengersSociety & Culture September 26, 8:07
SOCHI, May 17. /TASS/. Russia and Italy will be expanding cooperation in the energy sector, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a press conference following the talks with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Wednesday.
"We’ve discussed promising areas of cooperation, including energy," he said, adding that Russia covers 43% of Italy's demand for gas. According to President, the parties have agreed "to expand cooperation in the area further on."
Putin said he expects Italian companies to participate in projects on hydrocarbon production and diversification of Russian fuel supplies to Europe. "I mean the construction of new main gas pipelines, particularly on the southern route," he said.
Rosneft and Eni S.p.A. entered into a Cooperation extension agreement in the areas of upstream, refining, marketing and trading during the visit of an Italian delegation to Russia. The document was signed by Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi.
"The parties will consider further expanding their international cooperation, including the Zohr project offshore Egypt, as well as the potential for joint supplies of refined products to the country," Rosneft said.
The document reinforces the previous agreements between the two companies, specifically in offshore to drill exploration wells as part of joint projects in the Black and Barents seas.