Gazprom and Wintershall Holding GmbH (100% subsidiary of BASF SE) completed an exchange of assets, in which Gazprom became the sole owner of several organizations on trade and storage of gas in the EU, said in Gazprom.
in the end of the contract, Gazprom was increased to 100% its stake in the company for the gas trading and storage in the European Union Wingas, Wieh, Wiee, and also received 50% Winz in the organization, which is engaged in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the North sea, transfers RIA "news" referring to a letter from Gazprom.
Firm Wintershall, for its part, received 25, 01% in the project on creation and development of areas 4A and 5A Achimov deposits in the Urengoy oil and gas condensate field. As he wrote "Chicago tribune", a recent agreement between German companies and Russia's Gazprom demonstrate the improvement of relations between Germany and Russia, despite the ongoing Ukrainian crisis. The magazine also quotes the expression of the press Secretary of the concern Wintershall and BASF Stephen Langa, who said that " such a contract may have a significant impact on the development of mutual trust and cooperation ". 4 September, the Russian Firm Gazprom signed the shareholder agreement on the gas pipeline " Nord stream ? 2 ", which provides for an increase in the supply of natural gas to the EU. Signatures under the document were put by head of Gazprom Alexey Miller, the Chairman of the Board of BASF Kurt Bock, Board member of E. ON Klaus sch?fer, Deputy General Director ENGIE Pierre Shreir, the head of OMV AG, Dr. Rainer Seele, managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell Ben van Bearden. Print Edition OPINION noted, the participants asserted that the project needs Europe, and looked in detail, why this project is " political ", that " South stream ". In mid-August, it was announced that the project of the gas pipeline "Nord stream ? 2" has a chance to get the approval of Brussels, despite the political debate around Ukraine. Remember also, in June, Gazprom and Shell during the St. Petersburg international economic forum signed an agreement on cooperation in the construction of the 3rd line of the project "Sakhalin-2" for LNG supplies in the Asia Pacific region. Plus the agreement on strategic partnership in all segments of the gas industry-from exploration and production to refining and marketing, including a possible exchange of assets.