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Gazprom, Chevron Join Up For Russia Energy Projects --> The Yamal-Nenentsk pipeline (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) January 11, 2007 -- Russia's Gazprom and U.S. oil major Chevron have set up a joint venture for oil projects in Russia.

A Chevron subsidiary -- Chevron Neftegaz -- will initially own 70 percent of the joint venture, with Gazprom eventually to increase its share to 50 percent.

The joint venture in the Yamal-Nenetsk district in northwest Siberia will be called Northern Taiga Neftegaz.


Prague Energy Forum, October 23-24

An oil refinery in Western Siberia (TASS)

STABILITY AND SECURITY: On October 23-24, RFE/RL and the Warsaw-based Economic forum cosponsored the Prague Energy Forum at RFE/RL's Prague broadcasting center. The Energy Forum brought together nearly 100 experts and policymakers from Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East to discuss key issues of energy supply and security in the years to come.

HIGHLIGHTS: RFE/RL presents some of the key presentations from the Energy Forum and interviews with some participants:

Czech Premier Urges Reduced Energy Dependence On Russia

Interview: Nature A Bigger Threat To Security Than Terrorism

Russia Can Boost Security Through Transparency

Interview: Russian Expert Addresses Europe's Security Concerns

U.S. Official Outlines Concerns About Iran's Nuclear Program

Iranian, Western Experts Spar Over Tehran's Nuclear Ambitions

Experts Ponder Future 'Gas Wars'

Former U.S. Ambassador Says Kyiv Can Cope With Gas Price Rise

Interview: Tbilisi Bent On Energy Independence

MORE: Click on the image to see the conference program, participant list, and other materials.