Russia’s former energy minister says Donald Trump’s secretary of state could pave way for investment in oil and gas

Rex Tillerson’s appointment as Donald Trump’s secretary of state has paved the way for a new round of US-Russia energy talks that could open up investment in oil and gas, according to a former Russian energy minister.

Igor Yusufov, who served during Vladimir Putin’s first term and is a former Gazprom board director, said the former ExxonMobil chief executive’s “business-like manner” and America’s changing political climate had created hopes for a revival of bilateral energy summits that last took place more than a decade ago.

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