Russia's Gazprom sees new LNG deal with India's Gail in six months

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A general view shows the headquarters of Gazprom in Moscow, Russia, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Russia's Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said on Saturday he hoped to renegotiate a deal to supply liquefied natural gas to India's Gail (India) Ltd within the next six months.

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"We will make a decision in the near future, in the course of six months," Miller said.

The two companies are discussing a change to the period in which Gail has to increase its off-take to 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per a year, as agreed under a previous contract, Miller told reporters.

When asked if the volume of 2.5 million tonnes a year would remain unchanged, he said: "Yes."

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)