Gazprom Neft supports Russia’s largest street art and graffiti festival
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Gazprom Neft supported the fifth annual street art and graffiti festival Stenograffia, which lasted for three months in four Russian regions and was named as the largest event of its kind in the country.
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Colorful street art works appeared in the streets of Yekaterinburg, Orenburg, Noyabrsk, Muravlenko and Khanty-Mansiysk, as well as the Novy Port and Mys Kamenny settlements on Yamal. The festival attracted 41 artists who created a total of 55 graffiti works. To commemorate the Year of Literature in Russia, the focus was made on the plots found in the classical and modern Russian literature. Inhabitants of the participating cities and towns enjoyed creative sessions held by street art masters where any volunteer could venture into graffiti art.
Stenograffia is an annual street art event uniting top Russian and foreign street artists. The festival commenced in Yekaterinburg in 2010. During the festival, dozens of street art works were created to become well-known not only in Russia but also abroad and to be included in the leading international catalogues of street art. In 2015, supported by Gazprom Neft within the Home Cities and Towns social investment program, the festival moved to a new level, increased the number of creative nominations of the competition stage and significantly enlarged the range of participants.
“Street art is truly one of the most colorful and democratic types of modern art, creatively transforming the urban environment. This particular feature helps improve the quality of life in conjunction with the main aim of our comprehensive social investment program – Home Cities and Towns. By supporting one of the most prominent annual events in Russian street art, we make it possible to develop a creative potential in the company’s activity areas. We attract not only professional artists, but also inhabitants of cities, towns and settlements – we get people involved in the process of positive changes. Stenograffia-2015 became a really unforgettable art holiday for inhabitants of many Russian regions, and I am sure that later on its geography will be even wider,” mentioned Alexander Dybal, Member of the Gazprom Neft Management Board.
Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company mostly focused on oil and gas exploration and development, refining as well as processing and sales of petroleum products.
The company’s proven hydrocarbon reserves classified under SPE (PRMS) standards amount to 1.44 billion tons of oil equivalent (toe), thus rating Gazprom Neft among 20 top oil companies in the world.
Gazprom Neft Group encompasses more than 70 oil production, refining and sales subsidiaries located in Russia and the countries within and beyond the CIS. The company refines over 80 per cent of the produced oil – one of the highest ratios between production and refining demonstrated by a domestic company in the oil sector. Gazprom Neft is among Russia’s top three companies by refining and is on the fourth place in terms of oil production.
Gazprom Neft operates in major oil- and gas-bearing localities across Russia: the Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Areas, the Tomsk, Omsk and Orenburg Regions. The main refining facilities are situated in the Omsk, Moscow and Yaroslavl Regions as well as in Serbia. In addition, the company implements production projects beyond Russia – in Iraq, Venezuela and other countries.
The Gazprom Neft products are exported to over 50 countries worldwide and sold nationwide and abroad through the extensive network of outlets. As of today, the company owns nearly 1,750 filling stations in Russia, CIS and Europe.
Gazprom is a major shareholder (95.68 per cent) of the company; the rest of shares are in circulation.
The Home Cities and Towns Program is a social investment project uniting all social initiatives and campaigns undertaken by Gazprom Neft in 23 regions of its business activity. The said Program stipulates the improvement of urban realm, promotion of youth and mass sports as well as educational, health care and art campaigns.