MOSCOW, April 27 (RIA Novosti) - The board chairman
of Itera, one of Russia's largest independent oil suppliers,
said on Monday he would hold talks with potential partners in
South Korea to develop a coal field in East Siberia.
"I will soon fly to South Korea for talks on Apsatskoye,"
Vladimir Makeyev told reporters, adding that negotiations with
Russian partners, including domestic steel giants, had brought
Reserves at the Apsatskoye field amount to 2.2 billion
metric tons of coal and up to 180 billion cubic meters of
methane, the primary component of natural gas.