The Netherlands and Russia reached an agreement on gas pipelines on Tuesday evening during prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende’s visit to Moscow.
The Netherlands’ company Gasunie will take a 9% interest in a pipeline bringing Russian gas via the Baltic Sea to West Europe and Russia’s Gazprom will take 9% in a pipeline taking gas from the Netherlands to the British Isles.
The agreement was signed yesterday evening in the presence of Balkenende and the Russian president Vladimir Putin. Balkenende called it a guarantee for the delivery of energy in the future.
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