"Gazprom" is no longer dependent on the import suppliers of pipes, said at a meeting of the shareholders of the company of her head Alexei Miller. He noted that for its mega-projects "Gazprom" will buy the pipes in the domestic market. The volume and quality of production in the Russian pipe fully cover the needs of "Gazprom", he added.
Miller stressed that the joint cooperation and pipe companies "Gazprom" has created unique in terms of quality pipes for Bovanenkovo-Ukhta and for the future of the "South Stream". "Create a unique tubes, which have no analogues, in particular, to maintain the pressure," — he added.
Deputy Chairman of the Board of "Gazprom" Vitaly Markelov said that this year’s gas monopoly, will purchase from the Russian pipe companies 700 thousand tons of pipes.