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For the Yakut gas in the region will come the richest businessman of Russia Leonid Mikhelson

The richest businessmen of Russia (according to Forbes), Chairman of the Board and co-owner of Novatek Leonid Michelson during operation WEF-2016 announced that he intends to expand its core business, focused on the Yamal Peninsula, adding to the company's interests area of ​​the Republic of Yakutia

For the Yakut gas in the region will come the richest businessman of Russia Leonid Mikhelson
According to the chairman and co-owner of NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson, the management decided that the company of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is "interesting".

A few months ago, in the spring of 2016, Forbes magazine in its review for the first time recognized Leonid Mikhelson as the richest Russian (his fortune was estimated at 14,4 billion dollars).

NOVATEK is interested, first of all, in gas fields, at the moment the potential possibilities of the company in the region are being analyzed. The decision to go to Yakutia Leonid Mikhelson explained that the company "needs development". Other reasons for this decision were not called.

The main business of NOVATEK is located in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District (YNAO), the company here owns 36 licenses for exploration and production of oil and gas (total reserves - 12,8 billion barrels of oil equivalent, as of the end of 2015). Here, NOVATEK is also implementing a project to liquefy natural gas (LNG), Yamal LNG, which is scheduled to be put into operation at 2017 year.

Until now, in Yakutia, or in the regions of Eastern Siberia, the company was practically not represented, notes RBC.