MOSCOW, September 12 (RIA Novosti) - Gazprom is planning new contracts for gas supplies to Turkey that would forbid re-export, the head of the Russian energy giant said on Saturday.
"Turkey will not be able to re-export Russian gas, and further contracts will be drawn up on this principle," Alexei Miller told international scholars and academics from the Valdai Discussion Club.
A contract on the supply of six billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey is due to expire in 2011.
Miller also noted that Turkey was the second largest customer for Russian gas after Germany.
The Gazprom head expressed surprise over a recent contract between Turkey's Botash for gas supplies to Greece's Dera. Turkey does not have its own gas resources.
"The question here is - what gas" he said. "We suspect this could be Russian gas. If anyone wants to re-export, then this can only be done with permission."