Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on 1 July urged leaders from the 13-member Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) meeting in the Kremlin to join forces and defend traditional long-term oil-linked gas contracts against spot pricing.
The Kremlin chief defended long-term supply deals under which Russia exports the bulk of its natural gas, saying abandoning them would undermine global energy security.
“What we are talking about, above all, are attempts to dictate economic terms ...
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