Gazprom considers bid for Greece’s DEPA

The head of Russia’s Gazprom and the managing director of its Greek joint venture on Friday discussed a possible Gazprom bid for Greek state-owned natural gas company DEPA, the Russian gas export monopoly said in a statement.

Greece invited bids for the company last month as part of a bid to raise 19 billion euros from privatizations. It could be offered with or without its pipeline network. [Reuters]