Gazprom Loosens Its Grip

Nine months after stating it would develop the Shtokman field alone, the Russian giant has made a deal with France's Total, and hints at others

A change of heart. That's the first phrase that springs to mind after news that Russia's Gazprom (GAZP.RTS) is once again selecting foreign partners to help it develop Shtokman, a giant gas field beneath the Barents Sea.

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