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Energy Blast – June 30, 2010

Russia and the United States have offered to hold talks with Iran on the provision of nuclear fuel for its Tehran medical reactor, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told reporters.  Gazprom Neft  CEO Alexander Dyukov has said that the company is hoping to develop its foreign operations into Cuba and Iran, both of which are straight-jacketed by trade sanctions.  Lukoil is looking for BP to share its experience in the Deepwater oil spill to assist other oil companies that operate offshore.  Russia’s Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has asserted that Russia is ready for a tumble in oil prices to $60 a barrel over the next three years.  Russia’s atomic energy corporation Rosatom is engaging in a two-day workshop with Egyptian energy officials on Russian nuclear power plant technology.