Q&A: Marina Surzhenko, head of LNG export directorate at Gazprom Export

Expansion strategy

Sergey Komlev at Gazprom Export
Sergey Komlev, Gazprom Export

Under contracts still being negotiated, Gazprom Export, the export arm of Russian energy giant Gazprom, is planning to sell up to 30 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas to China by 2015 and expects to increase its overall production by 30% in the next 10 years. In this exclusive interview, Energy Risk talks to Marina Surzhenko, head of Gazprom Export's LNG export directorate, and to the Gazprom Export team.

Q. When do you expect to reach a full commercial agreement with China?

Marina Surzh