BEIJING, April 21 An oil pricing dispute between
China and Russia can be resolved cordially, a Chinese Foreign
Ministry spokesman said on Thursday, a day after Russia's
pipeline operator Transneft (TRNF_p.MM) threatened to take
China's state oil firm CNPC to court in London for underpaying.
"At present all operations are going smoothly and oil
supplies are stable," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a
regular press briefing.
"As for some concrete problems encountered during
cooperation, we believe both sides can fully resolve this in a
positive way via friendly negotiations and on a mutually
beneficial, win-win basis."
(Reporting by Ben Blanchard, writing by Tom Miles; Editing by