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.
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: