Russian energy giant Gazprom may consider the issue of liquidating its representative office in Belarus at its board meeting on January 29, the company said in a statement on Monday.
Gazprom’s Belarus office is located in Minsk.
Gazprom’s subsidiary Gazprom Transgaz Belarus is also located in Minsk and supplies natural gas for Belarusian consumers.
Trunk gas pipelines running across Belarus pump Russian natural gas to the country’s westernmost region of Kaliningrad and further to Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland.
The Belarusian gas transport system operated by Gazprom Transgaz Belarus comprises over 7,870 km (4,890 miles) of gas pipelines, 13 compressor stations, 3 underground gas storage facilities, 224 gas distribution stations, 27 automobile gas-filling compressor stations and 7 gas metering stations.