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Rosneft, ExxonMobil seek to cooperate in reducing greenhouse gases

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MOSCOW, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Russian energy giant Rosneft and U.S. oil and gas major ExxonMobil have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with an aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Rosneft said on Wednesday.

Rosneft said earlier on Wednesday it had signed a similar deal with Norway's Equinor.

Rosneft and ExxonMobil will consider the prospects for new projects initially focused on carbon capture, utilisation and storage and the development of lower-carbon fuels, such as hydrogen and ammonia, the Russian company said.

Both companies are partners in an oil production project Sakhalin 1 in Russia's Pacific. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)