Paris hosted a delegation of Russian energy officials to review French natural gas needs and prospects for pipeline development, Gazprom said. Gazprom Chairman Alexei Miller led the delegation to meet with French Economic Minister Emmanuel Macron and top administration officials to review cooperation in the natural gas sector. Miller in a statement said “since the beginning of the year Russian gas exports to France have grown by almost 2.8 million cubic feet, which is more than one and a half times higher compared to the previous year.” Gazprom has in the past worked closely with French energy company ENGIE, formerly known as GDF Suez . Both companies are partners in the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline running through the Baltic Sea to European shores. […]