Alexey Miller's column
“Gazprom is not only the largest gas company in the world but is also one of those most passionate about football. We have a long history of supporting football clubs in Russia and Europe. Now we have joined the UEFA Champions League – the leading European club football competition. I am sure this cooperation will improve Gazprom's reputation and advance our brand awareness to a fundamentally new level on the global scale.”
“Russia is number one country on the global scale by gas reserves, but it, unfortunately, takes only the 20th place by the use of NGV fuel. Gazprom has a track record of dealing with NGV fuel in Russia through its subsidiaries, but the priority nowadays should be given to building a system for developing the NGV fuel market that would cover the entire country by uniting the efforts of all stakeholders. We believe there are all preconditions for that.
Wider use of NGV fuel in Russia will be a part of the Russian Regions Gasification Program, and Gazprom has established business ties with nearly all of the Russian constituents within this Program. We propose signing with them Programs for Gasification and Gas Supply starting from 2013, and these programs will include a mandatory provision on NGV fuel. Thus, we could achieve a new quality of NGV fuel market development in Russia starting from 2013. First of all, the development efforts should be taken in the regions having cities with millions of people.”