Alexey Miller's column
Speech delivered by Alexey Miller at “Challenges and Opportunities at the Growing Energy Markets in Asia” conference (General Meeting of International Business Congress)
“Economic growth means growth in energy consumption. And it is, without doubt, essential for the countries of Asia and Asia-Pacific to have an eco-friendly energy mix. This, in turn, means that their energy mix has to include a substantial share of natural gas as the most eco-friendly, reliable and affordable natural resource of all. And most importantly, it is hard to find an alternative to natural gas in terms of the extent to which the technologies of its use have been developed.”
“One of the most prevalent trends is widespread digitalization. It facilitates business effectiveness and offers us new opportunities. Another important trend is the establishment of climate goals that numerous companies and countries are setting for themselves. I am convinced that the global objective of reducing environmental impacts can be achieved to a large extent through the use of natural gas.”
“Our task is to effectively bring into development the hydrocarbon reserves with complex geology that are located beyond the Arctic Circle. The joint efforts of the two companies will allow us to deploy the best technological solutions there. It should also be noted that the creation of the JV is facilitating further advancement of the strategic partnership between the Gazprom Group and LUKOIL.”
“I would like to wish you a happy professional holiday in connection with the upcoming Oil and Gas Industry Workers Day.
Needless to say, Gazprom’s primary objective is to provide our consumers with reliable gas supplies, and we are fulfilling this objective successfully.
At the same time, we also witness and capture new market trends...”
“Historically, our city has been known for its sports traditions. Champions from Leningrad and St. Petersburg are the pride of the whole country. The modern sports complexes that we are building and giving to St. Petersburg are our contribution to the future of the city and Russian sports both on a mass and professional scale. I firmly believe that this will pave the way to big-time sports and to Olympic heights for many boys and girls!”