Calgary Herald

Gazprom eyes EU power plants


NUCLEAR • oao Gazprom, the world’s biggest gas producer, is seeking to run European power plants as Germany’s move to abandon nuclear energy is followed by other nations.

Gazprom will list priority electricit­y projects in Europe by the end of this year, deputy chief executive Alexander Medvedev told reporters Monday in Moscow. The Russian gas exporter is in talks with

eon aG and baSF Se’s Wintershal­l unit, and will meet with rWe aG in the near future, he said.

“Not only will Gazprom be a gas supplier but also an electricit­y operator,” Medvedev said.

“To start replacing nuclear generation with gas-fired, one needs to start investing now. We would like to invest.”

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