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Final Press Conference featuring the Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee

Alexey Miller and Viktor Zubkov

Alexey Miller and Viktor Zubkov

Speech by Alexey Miller at the annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom

“In 2015, Gazprom demonstrated that it was able to achieve good results even with low hydrocarbon prices. The Company managed to keep a fast pace in implementing production programs. We strengthened our resource base and ramped up our production capacities. We increased gas exports to Europe and oil production volumes. We confirmed the financial sustainability of our business and continued to work on large-scale projects.”

Alexey Miller speaks at annual General Shareholders Meeting

Gazprom and CNPC sign Memorandum of Understanding on underground gas storage and gas-fired power generation

“The Russian-Chinese dialogue in the gas sector is crossing into new territory. Our cooperation in the field of underground gas storage and power generation will help deepen the relationship between the companies and considerably improve the environmental situation in China.”

Gazprom and Shell committed to broader cooperation in LNG sector

“We continue to expand our successful cooperation with Shell. An LNG plant oriented toward Asia-Pacific is efficiently operating on Sakhalin Island in eastern Russia. We are working to enhance its capacity.

We will now explore the possibilities for joining our efforts in the promising Baltic LNG project in western Russia. The new project will greatly diversify Gazprom's sales markets and strengthen our LNG portfolio.”

Gazprom and Shell committed to broader cooperation in LNG sector

Ben van Beurden and Alexey Miller

Alexey Miller speaks at Geo-Economics of Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects panel session at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Nord Stream 2 is currently running on schedule, with tendering procedures underway. For instance, a pipe supply tender for the offshore section has already taken place. Just a few weeks ago, Gazprom had an offsite meeting with Russian pipe manufacturers. As you know, Russian manufacturers were awarded contracts for 60 per cent of pipe supplies within the Nord Stream 2 project. So the venue for our traditional offsite meeting was chosen for a reason, as Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant is one of the tender winners. The pipe is already being manufactured and all is going according to the plan.

In the near future, we will select the companies for pipe laying operations. The pipe laying will start in early 2018. The Nord Stream 2 project is on track. We have no doubt that additional export capacities will be created within the preset time limits, that is before the end of 2019, for 55 billion cubic meters of gas to be supplied directly, avoiding transit, from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea.”

Alexey Miller speaks at Geo-Economics of Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects panel session at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Alexey Miller speaks at panel session

Alexey Miller declares anniversary Nord Stream Race open

“The route of the international Nord Stream Race is set along the Nord Stream gas pipeline. Just like the non-transit gas trunkline of the same name, the race is successfully bringing Europe and Russia closer together. The Nord Stream 2 project will open new horizons for the economic cooperation with our European partners and for the race itself.”

Alexey Miller declares anniversary Nord Stream Race open

Alexey Miller at opening ceremony