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Fourth International Football for Friendship Forum brings together young footballers from three continents

“Thirty-two countries are taking part in the Football for Friendship project. Among them are Syria and Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The number of participants is growing every year. It means that children value peace and friendship above all else, regardless of cultural and traditional differences. Not only do boys and girls learn to respect one another, but also they themselves become the champions of fundamental human values. The Football for Friendship project helps them achieve that. I am convinced that together we will make the world a better place.”

Milan hosts Fourth International Children’s Forum organised within Gazprom’s Football for Friendship social project

Alexey Miller speaks at Cooperation in the Energy Sector as a Stabilizing Factor for the Global Economy Conference during IBC Annual General Meeting

“Today's event is dedicated to the energy industry as a crucial factor of long-term competitiveness. Reliable, sufficient, and affordable energy supply is key to business expansion and stable economic growth. And that is true for every region of the world.

At present, the European economy has an increasing demand for imported gas. The European Union's domestic production is steadily declining and this trend will continue to strengthen in the coming years.

Over 10 years, the import share in the European consumption of natural gas has climbed significantly to almost 50 per cent. In 2015, gas consumption went up by 4 per cent against 2014.

European demand for imported gas will grow. According to our estimates, Europe will need no less than 100 billion cubic meters of additional gas per year by 2025.

It should be noted that nowadays there is no infrastructure to supply those extra 100 billion cubic meters to Europe. It is well known that gas project life cycles are longer than one or two years. In order to secure additional gas supplies in 10 years, we need to create the required gas transmission capacities now.

To this end, Gazprom consistently pursues the strategy of establishing new export routes. Our non-transit Nord Stream pipeline is operating efficiently.

Drawing on the success of Nord Stream, a number of European companies cooperate with Gazprom to create a new export trunkline, Nord Stream 2. As this project responds to the interests of Europe's energy majors and their clients alike, it will without a doubt be of immense value to the European continent.”

At Cooperation in the Energy Sector as a Stabilizing Factor for the Global Economy Conference

At conference

Alexey Miller moderates 34th Presiding Committee Meeting and 19th General Meeting of International Business Congress

“The energy industry is crucial for long-term competitiveness. Reliable, sufficient, and affordable energy supply is key to business expansion and stable economic growth. At present, the European economy has an increasing demand for imported gas. The EU's domestic production is steadily declining and this trend will continue to strengthen in the coming years. Over 10 years, the import share in the European consumption of natural gas has climbed significantly to almost 50 per cent. Meanwhile, gas consumption remains steady and even rises.

In the coming decade, Europe will need some 100 billion cubic meters of additional gas per year. It should be noted that nowadays there is no infrastructure to supply those extra 100 billion cubic meters to Europe. In order to secure additional gas supplies in 10 years, we need to create the required gas transmission capacities now.

To this end, Gazprom consistently pursues the strategy of establishing new export routes. Our non-transit Nord Stream pipeline is operating successfully. A number of European energy companies cooperate with Gazprom to create a new export trunkline, Nord Stream 2. As this project responds to the interests of Europe's energy majors and their clients alike, it will without a doubt be of immense value to the European continent.”

Alexey Miller moderates 34th Presiding Committee Meeting and 19th General Meeting of International Business Congress. Photo: www.gov.spb.ru

19th General Meeting of International Business Congress. Photo: www.gov.spb.ru

First cargo of Yamal oil shipped from Arctic Gate offshore terminal

“Gazprom is systematically exploring the Russian Arctic. We are successfully extracting oil from the Prirazlomnoye field, Russia's only hydrocarbon production project on the Arctic shelf. A one-of-a-kind gas production center in the Yamal Peninsula is in full swing. Today, we are creating a new oil province on top of the gas center. We have opened the Arctic Gate to deliver Yamal oil to European consumers via the Northern Sea Route all year round.”

First cargo of Yamal oil shipped from Arctic Gate offshore terminal

RUB 7.89 per share dividends recommended by Board of Directors for 2015

“The Board of Directors Members noted that this recommendation allowed us to maintain a consistently high and growing level of Gazprom's dividends and to have the optimum balance between dividends and investments.”

Gazprom and PetroVietnam to launch new oil and gas projects and cooperate in power sector

“Together with PetroVietnam we successfully conduct hydrocarbon exploration and production, work on NGV projects, and implement staff training programs.

The documents signed today expand the scope of our collaboration. We plan to jointly deliver new oil and gas projects and cooperate in the power sector, thereby gradually enhancing our partnership.”

Nguyen Quoc Khanh, Chairman of Board of Directors of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), and Alexey Miller signed documents to strengthen cooperation between companies

Nguyen Quoc Khanh and Alexey Miller

Alexey Miller extends congratulations to veterans on 71st anniversary of Great Victory

“Dear veterans, please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your fortitude and genuine patriotism. We wish you good health, happiness, well-being, and long life.”

Alexey Miller

Alexey Miller