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Bahrain may start importing Russian gas from 2017

Russia's ambassador to the Gulf kingdom says gas will be transported by sea

Bahrain may start importing Russian gas from 2017

Bahrain could start importing gas from Russia in 2017, Russia's ambassador to the Gulf Arab kingdom told a local newspaper according to Bahraini state news agency BNA on Thursday.

Viktor Smirnov was quoted as saying in an interview with al-Bilad newspaper that "the provision of Russia gas is likely to begin in 2017 upon completion of the necessary infrastructure for gas importation and storage" in Bahrain, BNA reported.

The ambassador said gas will be transported by sea from Russia to Bahrain.

The report also referenced recent talks between Viktor Zubkov, chairman of Gazprom's board of directors, and Bahraini Energy Minister Abdul-Hussain bin Ali Mirza.

No details were given in the report on how much gas Bahrain could potentially import.

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