Washington Pushes For Larger Share of Russian Oil Experts
MOSCOW, May 24 - Samuel W. Bodman, United States energy secretary, met with Kremlin officials Tuesday to relay the concerns of American energy companies about Russia's investment climate, and added that Russian oil exports to the United States should be "10 times" what they are currently.
In an effort to revive flagging energy cooperation between the two countries, Mr. Bodman met with his counterpart, Russia's minister of industry and energy, Viktor B. Khristenko, and the economic development and trade minister, German O. Gref, regarding critical issues.
Among them were a long-delayed oil pipeline to Murmansk, in Russia's far North; potential joint projects in liquefied natural gas; and ways to improve the investment environment, perceived as hostile since the Russian government partly renationalized its largest private oil company, Yukos.
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