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SALEKHARD, Russia, Sept 24 (Reuters) - ExxonMobil (XOM.N) aims to cooperate with Gazprom (GAZP.MM) in developing energy projects in the northern Russian region of Yamal, the head of the U.S. company’s project development unit said on Thursday.
Neil Duffin, president of ExxonMobil Development, made the comment at a meeting chaired by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the city of Salekhard.
Asked after the meeting whether ExxonMobil intended to launch production on Yamal, Duffin told Reuters: “This is our hope”. (Reporting by Gleb Bryanski, writing by Robin Paxton)