Russia on Monday proposed creating a group of gas-exporting countries along the lines of oil exporters' OPEC, Italian news agency said.
The Russian proposal was circulated among delegates from gas producing countries attending the 11th International Energy Forum in Rome, Italy.
The document, believed to have been drafted by Russia's deputy energy minister, is said to read like the charter of a future gas OPEC, AKI said.
It will be discussed later this month during a summit of the 15 gas producing countries taking place in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on 28 April.
Future gas pipelines and a joint pricing and production policy will be among the objectives of such a gas exporters' OPEC.
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