Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Pham Xuan Son and Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Board of the Russian-based Gazprom global energy group, have discussed the possibility of Gazprom providing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Vietnam.

According to a November 4 announcement released by the group, the two sides at a recent meeting in Russia discussed cooperation mechanisms between Russia and Vietnam in the field of gas and oil, specifically issues related to cooperation in hydrocarbon exploitation and the development of Vietnam’s gasoline market serving automobiles.

Documents on the aforesaid cooperation and development are expected to be signed in the coming time while Gazprom Neft, a subsidiary of the Russian corporation, planned to sign agreements with Vietnam Oil and Gas Group ( PetroVietnam ) to provide petroleum for Vietnam and take part in oil refining activities in the country.

Gazprom and its Vietnamese partners have inked cooperation agreements on oil refining projects as well as the expansion and operation of their fuel selling system since 2006.-VNA