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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters he discussed US-Russia energy cooperation, including the work of American companies in Russia, with his US counterpart Rick Perry on Tuesday.

    "We have discussed bilateral energy cooperation, current state of collaboration and future perspectives, presence of US companies on the Russian market, including such companies as ExxonMobil, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Honeywell, among others, " Novak said after a bilateral meeting in Washington, DC.

    A worker checks the valve of an oil pipe at an oil field owned by Russian state-owned oil producer Bashneft near the village of Nikolo-Berezovka, northwest of Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia. File photo.
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    Novakalso said that Rick Perry may visit Moscow this October to take part in the Russian Energy Week. "I have invited him [Perry] to the Russian Energy Week in Moscow, which will be held from October 3 to October 8," Novak said on Tuesday. "Our colleague [Perry] may visit our energy forum."

    Novak also told reporters that he discussed the Nord Stream 2 project during a meeting with his US counterpart. "Of course, we have discussed the Nord Stream 2 [project]," Novak said.

    He also noted that he discussed issues related to US sanctions on Moscow with US Energy Secretary Treasury Secretary during bilateral meetings in Washington.

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    "We discussed… the work of the US companies on the Russian market, like Exxon Mobil and Halliburton, and the impact of sanctions on the work of these firms," Novak said on Tuesday on the sidelines of World Gas Conference.

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