Novak discussed with the Minister of energy of the USA for his possible visit to the «Yamal LNG»

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi in photobacteria the construction of the liquefied natural gas, Yamal LNG. Archive photoNovak discussed with the Minister of energy of the USA for his possible visit to the «Yamal LNG»© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi the image Bank

The Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation and the United States while chatting on the sidelines of the world economic forum in Davos discussed not sanctions, and the possibility of cooperation and the possibility of visiting American Minister of the plant «Yamal LNG», told reporters Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.

«Of course, on the sidelines before the panel we talked, we had the opportunity. Mr. Perry (Minister of energy of the USA Rick Perry — ed.) did not speak about any sanctions, he talked about competition, development of cooperation in the energy sector, cited the example of cooperation in the field of space, said that it is necessary to create such conditions in order to find such points, so we can develop our cooperation», — said Novak.

«I can’t speak for him (visit any Perry plant «Yamal LNG» — ed.)», — said Novak, noting, however, that such opportunity was discussed.

He recalled that the United States has offered to take part in GECF and now members of the organization will wait for the reaction to this proposal. He also recalled that he and Perry participated in a joint panel discussion in Davos, where they discussed issues of fuel and energy complex, the problems and the future of energy.

«Yamal LNG» implements the project of construction of the LNG plant on the resource base of South Tambeyskoye field. Shareholders — NOVATEK (50.1 per cent), Total (20%), CNPC (20%) and silk road Fund (9,9%). The project will include three production line with capacity of 5.5 million tons each, and one additional 1 million. LNG production at the first production line began in December 2017.