In Murmansk, Vladimir Putin met with regional governor Dmitri Dimitrienko and here he made it very clear that the Shtokman project is by no means cancelled. –In the spring next year the investment decision should be made, and immediately afterwards, the work on development of this field will start, Putin said according to the transcript from the meeting posted at the Prime Minister’s site.
- By the way, nobody cancelled the project, Putin said continuing: - It will of course require several years to run the field and to create the necessary infrastructure. It really takes several years, but it must be accomplished.
- Although, I must say that the work never stopped. All preparatory work is going on, the Prime Minister told Murmansk Governor Dmitrienko.