Alexey Miller's column

Yakutia – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline to be constructed by end of 2017

“Having started operations at the Chayandinskoye field, we are planning to construct a gas pipeline from Yakutia to Vladivostok via Khabarovsk (the gas pipeline length will be 3,200 kilometers). After that, along with the Kovyktinskoye field pre-development, we are planning to start construction of a gas pipeline that will serve as the second part of a 800 kilometer gas pipeline from Yakutia.

We could also mention the LNG plant construction near Vladivostok, because even though we give priority to the domestic market, we are seriously <...> considering creation of a new center for Russian gas export to Asia-Pacific. You know this market is the world's most receptive and it is developing at a rapid pace. <...> It offers hopeful prospects, and in the nearest future we might create gas export capacities that will be comparable to gas supplies to Europe, or will even overpower them.”

Yakutia – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline to be constructed by end of 2017

Alexey Miller and Vladimir Putin. Photo by RIA Novosti

Avangard Hockey Academy will considerably enhance training possibilities for the national team reserve squad

“In May we promised that in the nearest future Gazprom would start the construction of several sports complexes in Omsk. We keep our promise. Our first step is the start of the Avangard Hockey Academy construction.

At the moment, there are good facilities for the children and youth training at the Club – about a thousand trainees attend the Avangard Junior Sports School. We intend to take this work to a new level and set up a veritable school-based hockey academy with a well-developed infrastructure in Omsk with branches in a number of other regions.

Creation of the Hockey Academy will considerably enhance the possibilities for training a decent reserve squad for the national team.”

Alexey Miller (left) and Viktor Nazarov (second from left), Omsk Region Governor taking part in groundbreaking ceremony for Avangard Hockey Academy sports complex

Alexey Miller (left) and Viktor Nazarov (second from left), Omsk Region Governor taking part in groundbreaking ceremony for Avangard Hockey Academy sports complex

Commercial gas production is launched in the Yamal Peninsula

“No other country in the world has ever created anything like this in the Arctic. This project has no precedent in the history of the global gas industry. By creating a brand new gas production center beyond the Arctic Circle, Russia has proven its leadership in the Arctic.”

Here comes Yamal gas! Bovanenkovo field Yamal

Alexey Miller (second from left) at Bovanenkovo field

Chayandinskoye field to reach design stage soon

“We have already made a decision on the acceleration of the Eastern Gas Program. Every project of the Program will be given a serious consideration. Chayanda is one of the key elements of the Eastern Gas Program. Among other things, the field will be a source of gas for the prospective LNG plant in Vladivostok. Soon we will move to the design stage in Chayanda”.

Chayandinskoye field to reach design stage soon

Exploration drilling in Chayandinskoye field

Unification of gas compressor units is one of the cost reduction measures

“Gazprom pays special attention to the cost reduction. Unification of gas compressor units is one of the cost reduction measures. But it is just the beginning. The main task is to create unified compressor stations. In order to construct them from blocks, like LEGO building sets. As a result, we will obtain a significant economic effect.”

Unification of gas compressor units is one of cost reduction measures

Gas compressor unit at Sakhalin main compressor station

Nord Stream second string commissioned, third and fourth strings next in turn

“Nord Stream became a new link on the European energy map to increase the reliability of energy supplies. This was possible due to the alliance of the leading European gas and energy companies. The gas pipeline was constructed in no time.

Gazprom took great efforts on developing the Russian gas transmission system to deliver gas into Nord Stream. In the first place, the unparalleled Portovaya gas compressor station was constructed. Now we are bringing Portovaya to its full capacity, and it is becoming the most powerful compressor station in the world.

Today Nord Stream shareholders examined the preliminary results of the feasibility studies for the construction of the third and fourth strings and came to the conclusion that their construction was economically and technically feasible. By January 31 of the next year, it is planned to sign a memorandum on creating new gas transmission facilities across the Baltic Sea to Europe. One of the strings might be intended for delivering Russian gas to the United Kingdom. And we see interest in this project on the part of our British partners.”

Nord Stream second string commissioned, third and fourth strings next in turn

Alexey Miller speaks at Nord Stream second line commissioning ceremony

Gazprom opens Project Operations Department office in Saint Petersburg

“The North-West now holds a prominent place on the gas map of Russia. It took but several years for it to become a powerful gas transmission center and a firm base for Russian gas exports to Europe. We actively engage the region production potential: from pipe plants to shipbuilding facilities, we cooperate with its R&D and engineering institutes. We also carry out our project activities in this leading territory”.

Alexey Miller, Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of Saint Petersburg and Andrey Skrepnyuk at official opening of Gazprom Project Operations Department office in Saint Petersburg

Alexey Miller, Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of Saint Petersburg and Andrey Skrepnyuk at official opening of Gazprom Project Operations Department office in Saint Petersburg

Cooperation with RUSNANO on new technologies implementation to result in Gazprom's costs optimization

“Today we with RUSNANO clearly understand what trends make us interested in each other. The first steps on the way to long-term cooperation have already been taken. Our main objective now is to get the most out of this work in terms of Gazprom's cost optimization.

Thus, Gazprom may considerably cut down expenses on purchasing and further operation of pipe products due to new technologies developed by RUSNANO. The meeting dedicated to this issue will be held within two weeks among Gazprom, RUSNANO and Russian pipe companies”.

Joint meeting with RUSNANO on nanotech products development and their introduction at Gazprom's production facilities held at Gazprom headquarters

Joint meeting with RUSNANO on nanotech products development and their introduction at Gazprom's production facilities held at Gazprom headquarters

Gazprom and GAIL entered into long-term LNG purchase and sale contract

“We consider India to be one of the most booming markets in the region. The Contract is a follow-up of Gazprom Group's consistent efforts to consolidate its positions in Asian markets.”

Gazprom and GAIL entered into long-term LNG purchase and sale contract

0.65 million tons of LNG in 10 cargoes supplied by Gazprom Group to India between 2009 and 2011