Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Meet With Russia Energy Officials: Source

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet Russia’s energy minister next week in Washington, D.C., a person familiar with the situation said on June22, as the two countries compete to supply global markets with natural gas and crude.

Perry will meet Russia’s energy minister Alexander Novak on June 26, in the context of the World Gas Conference that is being held in Washington, D.C., the source said.

Meetings between top energy officials from Russia and the U.S., two of the world’s largest oil and gas producers, have been rare in recent years.