CORRECTED-Gazprom may sign gas contract with China at end of Jan-Ifax

Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:10am EST

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(Corrects timeframe from end of February to end of January in line with Interfax correction)

MOSCOW Dec 17 (Reuters) - Gazprom, the world's top gas producer, could sign a contract with China at the end of January, Chief Executive Alexei Miller was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency on Tuesday.

In September, Gazprom and Chinese counterpart CNPC agreed on the basic terms of an agreement, including volumes, when deliveries should start, payment, a 'take-or-pay' amendment, but the failed to agree on price. They had promised to reach a final deal by the end of this year. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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