OREANDA-NEWS. October 31, 2008. Prior to the official visit of Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy to Russia, scheduled for November 6, 2008, a meeting of Paolo Scaroni, Chief Executive Officer of ENI concern, Fulvio Conti, Chief Executive Officer of Enel and Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee was held today in Rome. The meeting discussed further development of the partnership relations between the three companies.

At the meeting the parties signed an Accord to develop the Russian assets of Arcticgaz and Urengoil, as well as agreements providing for Gazprom’s engagement in SeverEnergia as set out in the Strategic Agreement for 2006. Eni, Enel and Gazprom will promptly get down to approving development plans for the said assets, as well as take measures to specify the license agreements terms concerning Arcticgaz and Urengoil.