MOSCOW, April 29 Russia's top natural gas
producer, Gazprom, said on Tuesday there has been no
decision on whether to invest in the Crimea peninsula, annexed
by Russia from Ukraine last month.
"At this point in time there is no decision in terms of
projects or funds made available to invest in Crimea," Alexander
Ivannikov, deputy head of Gazprom's finance and economy
department, told a conference call.
The authorities in Crimea have suggested Gazprom could
participate in the peninsula's energy sector and take part in a
possible tender to acquire the Chernomorneftegaz energy firm.
The United States imposed sanctions on the Crimea-based gas
company earlier this month.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Nigel Stephenson)