Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore and Kogas Sign Mid-Term LNG Agreement

 Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore and Kogas Sign Mid-Term LNG Agreement

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  MUMBAI, SINGAPORE, LONDON and SEOUL, October 9, 2012

MUMBAI, SINGAPORE, LONDON and SEOUL, October 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Gazprom and KOGAS Have Signed an Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of LNG

Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore (GM&T Singapore), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Gazprom, has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Korea Gas
Corporation (KOGAS), South Korea's largest natural gas company. Under the
agreement, GM&T Singapore will supply up to eight cargoes of Liquefied Natural
Gas (LNG) per annum to KOGAS in 2013 and 2014, totalling up to 1 million
tonnes over the two years. The supply will come from GM&T's diversified
portfolio.

Vitaly Vasiliev, Chief Executive Officer of GM&T, said: "As the largest LNG
importer in the world, KOGAS is a key strategic partner of Gazprom and we are
very pleased to have concluded this medium-term agreement that extends our
well-established relationship."

Mr Frédéric Barnaud, Executive Director for LNG & Shipping, added: "This
agreement also provides a good basis for further expansion of our commercial
portfolio and realising our ambition to be the leading LNG marketer in Asia
Pacific. We look forward to partnering with other major energy players in the
region willing to build and maintain a secure supply of energy, and meeting
the growing demand for LNG in Asia Pacific."

Since its set-up in 2009, GM&TS has grown to become one of the most active LNG
players across the Asia Pacific region. It will continue to expand its
trading, marketing and shipping activity in the region ahead of equity
supplies expected in the latter part of this decade.

About Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS)

Since its founding in 1983, KOGAS has grown to become the world's largest LNG
importer. Its mission is to provide clean, safe and convenient energy to the
nation. In keeping with this mission, KOGAS currently operates three LNG
terminals and a nationwide pipeline network spanning over 3,022km in order to
ensure stable supply for the nation.

KOGAS imports LNG from around the world and supplies it to power generation
plants, gas-utility companies and city gas companies throughout the country.
It produces and supplies natural gas, purifies and sells gas-related
by-products, builds and operates production facilities and distribution
network, and explores, imports and exports natural gas for domestic and
overseas markets. For further information, please visit: www.kogas.or.kr

About Gazprom Marketing & Trading Limited

Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a UK-registered wholly-owned subsidiary
of the Gazprom Group, the world's largest gas company by asset base,
accounting for 17% of the world's total natural gas reserves and for about 70%
of natural gas reserves in Russia. GM&T is headquartered in London and was
established in 1999 to manage Gazprom's marketing and trading activities in
the liberalised markets of Europe. It has been trading financial oil products
on a number of exchanges since 2006 and can offer 24-hour coverage of the
market between Singapore, London and Houston.

About Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore Private Limited

Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore (GM&TS) started operations in December
2009 as a platform for LNG trading and marketing, shipping and originating
carbon reduction projects in the Asia Pacific markets. Since then the
Singapore operation has grown to over 60people as the business extends
Gazprom's reach beyond its core portfolio offering by launching trading desks
in LPG and currency. GM&TS has secured its reputation in the market through
actively trading across India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, China,
Malaysia and Thailand.

Primary Media Contact: Krishnamoorthy R, krishnamoorthy.r@ketchumsampark.com
,91-9967067542

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