MOSCOW, February 8 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s gas giant Gazprom plans to take part in exploration of offshore hydrocarbon fields in Sri Lanka. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is visiting Moscow, discussed this issue at the talks on Monday.
“The parties discussed prospects for Russian-Sri Lankan cooperation in the oil and gas sector,” the gas giant’s information department said. “In particular, they focused on Gazprom’s possible participation in the development of offshore hydrocarbon deposits in Sri Lanka.”
According to the Sri Lankan government, the republic has eight oil and gas blocs in the Mannar basin, northwestern coast.