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.