Alexey Miller's column
“It is important that Gazprom carries out social tasks and offers sufficient support for sports activities across Russia. In this respect, the Company’s focus is on the Russian Olympic movement. Olympic victories always make us feel proud of our country. Like the whole Russia, Gazprom will carry on making its contribution to Olympic achievements of the Russian athletes.”
Alexey Miller sent a telegram of condolences on Christophe de Margerie’s tragic death to the Total Moscow office:
“On behalf of the Gazprom Management Committee and on my own behalf I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences upon your grievous loss – the life of Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total tragically ended.
A gifted leader, an influential politician, a man respected by everyone who knew him passed away. We deeply feel for the friends and family, for all who had the great honor to know Christophe de Margerie and work with him.
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.”
“The talks in China were held in the atmosphere of warmth, friendliness and confidence. Their results are highly important. At the meetings we outlined the new levels for interaction in the gas sector, with regard to supply volumes, long-term cooperation and new business segments.
The top priority of the current talks is the western route. The supply contract for 30 billion cubic meters of gas a year is being prepared. The Altai project is fully ready to initiate the construction. Later on, the second and third gas pipeline strings might be constructed to reach the potential output of up to 100 billion cubic meters a year.
The new areas of cooperation include joint projects in Russian and Chinese offshore oil fields, power generation projects in China as well as joint activities in third countries. Gazprom is ready to consider the possibility of pipeline gas export to China as an alternative to the Vladivostok LNG project.”
Speech by Alexey Miller about global gas industry outlooks and problems at 4th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum
“The topic proposed by the organizers can certainly be considered overarching – the global gas industry outlooks and problems.
Speaking of the main problem of the global gas industry, it lies in the fact that at the present moment the outlooks don’t work and neither do the strategies based on these outlooks. There are certainly some undisputed facts; concerning the long-term perspective, we believe that by 2050 gas in the global energy mix – I stress it, natural gas – will account for one-third and its worldwide production will exceed seven trillion cubic meters a year. Power industry will be the number one industry consuming natural gas. This is it about the undisputed things”.
“The new convention & exhibition center has become the most advanced one in Russia; it fully complies with the requirements of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, being one of the largest in Europe. Even now it may host large-scale prestigious events, both business and cultural. We are certainly ready to hold the 28th World Gas Conference and World Gas Exhibition in 2021 on the highest level in this wonderful center.
ExpoForum is another proof that Russia is open for business communication, cooperation and sharing of the best practices. We are ready for a constructive dialogue and we provide all the necessary conditions for it.”
“Turkey is our most evolving market in terms of supplies. Gazprom has always reacted to the growing gas demand in Turkey by boosting supplies via Blue Stream. Today’s decision will enable the Turkish economy to progress to a new stage.”