Gazprom says pipeline to China delayed due pricing

MOSCOW, June 17 Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:15am EDT

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MOSCOW, June 17 (Reuters) - Russia has delayed plans to build gas pipelines to China until after 2011 because it still cannot reach a pricing deal with Beijing, Russia's gas export monopoly Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Wednesday.

"No one is talking about gas supplies to China in 2011 anymore," Gazprom deputy chief executive Alexander Ananenkov told a news conference. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, writing by Dmitry Zhdannikov) (Moscow Newsroom, + 7 495 775 12 42, moscow.newsroom@reuters.com)

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