Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom has given access to its gas transportation system to all independent gas producers, the company's chief Alexei Miller said on Wednesday.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin last week ordered the government and Gazprom to work on allowing access to pipelines for independent producers. He said it was necessary for long-term contracts for the infrastructure of facilities.
"How can they invest and build if they are not sure of gas supplies?" Putin said.
"We have given access to the gas transportation system to all independent suppliers," Miller said adding that issues that may arise during the work process would be solved.
ROME, February 16 (RIA Novosti)