Libyan oil exports are to begin within ten days, reports say. Gazprom is confident that Sakhalin-2 can produce enough fuel to support the expansion of its LNG plant. The International Monetary Fund has suggested that Russia use current high energy prices to support a restructuring of its economy, and in particular to build a stronger government balance sheet. Officials with the Nabucco gas pipeline are welcoming European Union calls to negotiate an agreement between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan for a Trans-Caspian pipeline that would bypass Russia. Kazakhstan’s gas production has increased by over 10% this year. Reuters reports on Poland’s prospects for leading eastern Europe in the field of efficient energy.