Gazprom interested in EDF's Sutton Bridge power station

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One of the world's largest gas businesses, the Russian-owned Gazprom, is thought to be one of the firms interested in buying one of EDF Energy's gas-fired power stations, according to an article published by the Telegraph.

Located in south-east Lincolnshire, Sutton Bridge - an 819 megawatt power station - has drawn the interest of Gazprom as it would provide them with a UK production base to complement the trade side of its business.

Seen as a powerful political tool at the hands of Russian government, Gazprom was at one point seen as a potential bidder for Centrica - the parent company of one of the big six energy companies, British Gas - and for BP's stake in the TNK-BP venture.

According to the Telegraph, the UK Government would be wary about the idea of Gazprom becoming a force within the UK gas market, favouring a partnership agreement with the Norwegian gas suppliers - which was finalised last week.

EDF are planning to sell the power station as part of a disposal deal made with EU commissioners.

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