Alexey Miller's column
“Let the year 2014 be rich in record highs and achievements in all areas. I wish happiness, well-being, robust health and all the best to you and your families!”
“The demand for Russian natural gas is steadily growing in Europe. An increase of Gazprom’s presence in the wholesale market as well as a potential outreach to retail consumers considerably strengthen our positions not only in Germany but in other European countries, too.
The deal with our German partners also gives us access to promising offshore projects in the North Sea. It is an excellent opportunity for the Company’s growth.”
“Gazprom is Russia's outpost in the Arctic. Last year we conquered Yamal, having created an unparalleled in the world, new onshore gas production center in the Arctic. And today we have pioneered the Russian Arctic shelf development.
There is no doubt that Gazprom will continue advancing in the Arctic.”
“In the short term the volumes of natural gas consumed by vehicles will be commeasurable with those consumed by power generating facilities in Europe. Apart from the visible economic advantages, the use of natural gas for powering vehicles in European countries will help reduce CO2 emissions by at least 20 per cent and pollutant emissions – by almost 90 per cent as compared to diesel fuel and gasoline.”
“Early this year we announced that Gazprom had new large-scale projects lying ahead, namely, Southern Corridor and Power of Siberia. Bearing in mind the successful experience of cooperation, we invited Russian pipe manufacturers to take part in their implementation.
Russian manufacturers successfully coped with the tasks assigned to them. Today we can state with assurance that Southern Corridor and Power of Siberia will be supplied with Russian pipes.”
“Our strategic cooperation with Armenia is a vivid example of how it’s possible to effectively build up the long-term and mutually beneficial partnership. Our direct engagement in the Armenian power market, meaning the whole value chain, gives some undoubted advantages to the Republic. This includes adequate supplies of natural gas at a fair price, investment in modern power generating capacities, development of the power generation sector and creation of new jobs. I am confident that our successful cooperation will be on a strong track.”