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President meets Gazprom Heads

Tuesday, 09 February 2010

The Gazprom Headquarters in Moscow, Russia hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Companys Management Committee and Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka yesterday.

The parties addressed the Russian-Lankan cooperation prospects in the petroleum sector. An emphasis was placed on Gazproms possible engagement in hydrocarbons development offshore Sri Lanka.

According to Gazprom, Biomass fuel (48.02 per cent of total energy consumption) and oil import (44.38 per cent) underlie Sri Lankas

energysector. The hydropower plants located in the countrys central region generate electric power in a small amount (7.56 per cent) and a minimum amount (0.04 per cent) is produced from the alternative energy sources.

The countrys fuel and energy sector is regulated by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Power and Energy and the state-owned Ceylon Electricity

Board (CEB) and according to the Sri Lankan Government, there are indigenous energy resources in the Republic. By now, eight petroleum blocks have been identified in the Mannar Basin off the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka.

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