SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 21 Jun 2011

MOSCOW -(Dow Jones)- Russian state gas firm OAO Gazprom plans to start production at its Sakhalin-3 field off the Pacific island of Sakhalin in the second quarter of 2012, the company's Deputy Chief Executive Alexander Ananenkov said Tuesday.

Gazprom may also begin producing liquefied natural gas at a new plant near Vladivostok in Russia's Far East in 2017, Ananenkov said.

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen, Dow Jones Newswires

06-21-11 0540ET

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