MOSCOW, RUSSIA – MARCH 27, 2020: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and Gazprom Management Committee Chairman Alexei Miller during a meeting at the Moscow Kremlin. Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS Ðîññèÿ. Ìîñêâà. Ïðåçèäåíò ÐÔ Âëàäèìèð Ïóòèí è ïðåäñåäàòåëü ïðàâëåíèÿ ÏÀÎ “Ãàçïðîì” Àëåêñåé Ìèëëåð (ñëåâà íàïðàâî) âî âðåìÿ âñòðå÷è â Êðåìëå. Ìèõàèë Êëèìåíòüåâ/ïðåññ-ñëóæáà ïðåçèäåíòà ÐÔ/ÒÀÑÑ

MOSCOW, March 27. /TASS/. President Vladimir Putin approved the transition to the development of a feasibility study and the start of front and engineering design work for the Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline. He made it clear at a meeting with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller on Friday.

“A preliminary feasibility study proved that it [linking the two parts of the gas pipeline] is feasible and cost-effective. Accordingly, please give an order for the transition to the pre-investment stage of development of a feasibility study and start of front and engineering design work,” the head of Gazprom asked the President. 

“Of course, that is fine,” Putin replied.

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