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An acrobat is hoisted in front of a giant football shirt with the inscription "Gazprom" at the Veltins Arena stadium of Gelsenkirchen, as local Bundesliga team Schalke 04 presents their new sponsor, Russian gas giant Gazprom, 20 January 2007. AFP PHOTO DDP/PATRIK STOLLARZ GERMANY OUT

Gazprom: Shtokman 'too expensive for now'

Russia's huge Shtokman gas field in the Barents Sea has reportedly been put on hold, according to its biggest shareholder Gazprom, although Statoil has said talks are ongoing about the long-delayed project.