Alexey Miller and Franklin Molina Ortiz, Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, discuss current and prospective projects

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” In 2018, Gazprom and the Bolivian state oil and gas company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) signed an Agreement of Strategic Cooperation. Gazprom in partnership with TotalEnergies (50 per cent, project operator),…

Gazprom and Wintershall Dea emphasize importance of natural gas for transition to low-carbon economy in Europe

June 3, 2021, 23:30 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Mario Mehren, Chairman of the Board of Wintershall Dea, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed current issues of their cooperation, paying special attention to joint projects. Particular mention was made of the successful start of production operations at Blocks 4A and 5A in the Achimov formations…

Russia’s gas supplies to Serbia more than double in 2021 versus last year

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” Starting from January 1, 2021, Gazprom began supplying gas to Serbia, as well as to Bosnia and Herzegovina, via a new route. Gas from Russia is transmitted by the TurkStream offshore gas…

Russian gas exports to Slovakia reach all-time high in 2020

June 3, 2021, 23:20 A working meeting with the delegates from the Slovak Republic took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Richard Sulik, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic, and Ivan Korcok, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, reviewed the current…

Belarus TV Broadcasts Interview With Jailed Activist

Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich, who was arrested after his plane was forced to land in Minsk, appeared on state television Thursday evening in an interview that rights campaigners say was conducted under duress. Looking uncomfortable in the video, Protasevich — the co-founder and former editor of opposition Telegram channel Nexta which coordinated anti-government demonstrations —…

ROSATOM and TMH have signed term sheet for transaction regarding assets of TMH-Energy Solutions

On the sidelines of the XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Evgeny Pakermanov, President of Rusatom Overseas, and Kirill Lipa, CEO of Transmashholding, have signed term sheet for transaction regarding assets incorporated under TMH-Energy Solutions company. The parties intent to close the deal by the end of 2021 subject to results of due diligence and…

Gazprom and SOCAR review cooperation prospects

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” SOCAR is Azerbaijan’s largest state-owned petroleum company engaged in oil, natural gas and gas condensate exploration, production, processing, transportation and sales. In order to expedite the interaction with the…

ROSATOM and Schneider Electric expand cooperation

Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 3 June 2021 – ROSATOM and Schneider Electric signed an agreement to extend a 2015 Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement was signed into being on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2021. The first Memorandum of Understanding between ROSATOM and Schneider Electric was signed at SPIEF on 19 June…

ROSATOM and Russian State Space Corporation signed a cooperation agreement on implementation of joint projects

On June 3, 2021, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum ROSATOM and ROSCOSMOS (the Russian State Space Corporation) signed a cooperation agreement. ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev and ROSCOSMOS Director General Dmitri Rogozin signed the document. The agreement defines key areas of the joint activity, in particular, on the issues of import replacement projects,…

Gazprom and VNG discuss Germany’s growing gas demand

June 3, 2021, 17:15 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ulf Heitmueller, Chairman of the Executive Board of VNG, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed current areas and long-term prospects of cooperation between the companies in the context of the growing demand in the European gas market. It was noted that…

Gazprom and State Hermitage Museum sign Agreement of Intent

June 3, 2021, 16:50 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director General of the State Hermitage Museum, signed an Agreement of Intent today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The document outlines the main avenues of cooperation with regard to the implementation of joint social-and-cultural projects which cover, inter alia, activities related to exhibitions, expositions, and education.…

Gazprom and Uniper discuss further cooperation

June 3, 2021, 16:45 A working meeting of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, with Markus Rauramo, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Uniper, and Klaus-Dieter Maubach, Chief Executive Officer of Uniper, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties reviewed the prospects of further cooperation in the gas sector, including potential supplies of Russian helium. Special attention…

Russia, Belarus Spy Agencies Join Forces Against ‘Destructive’ West

Russia’s and Belarus’ intelligence agencies have joined forces against “destructive” Western activities in the wake of Minsk’s highly criticized plane diversion to arrest a dissident, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) announced Thursday. SVR chief Sergei Naryshkin met his KGB counterpart less than two weeks after Belarusian authorities ordered a European flight to land in…

Head of ROSATOM took part in the SPIEF-2021 session “Russia in the Race for Top Global Managerial Talent”

On June 3, 2021, in Saint-Petersburg, Director General of ROSATOM Aleksei Likhachev took part in the SPIEF-2021 session “Russia in the Race for Top Global Managerial Talent” at the 24th Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum. First Deputy Head of the Russian Presidential Administration Sergei Kirienko, Head of the Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad…

Uzbeks Weigh Vaccines: Russian vs. Chinese

In late January, as some wealthy countries were opening vaccination clinics, Tashkent resident Rustam Djabborov took to Facebook to make an announcement of his own. A journalist by trade, Djabborov referenced an article he had written a few months before, where he promised to be the first to volunteer for clinical trials if Uzbekistan developed…

Gazprom and TotalEnergies discuss joint projects

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” TotalEnergies handles the whole range of operations in the oil and gas sector from production to sales of marketable products to end consumers. Gazprom in partnership with TotalEnergies (50 per cent, project…

Gazprom’s gas exports to Hungary grow by 14.6 per cent since beginning of 2021

June 3, 2021, 14:35 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Peter Szijjarto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The meeting focused on the current matters and opportunities with regard to strengthening cooperation in gas supplies. It was noted that in the first five months of 2021 Gazprom’s…

Russia To Ditch Dollar From $185Bln Reserve Fund

Russia’s sovereign wealth fund will ditch its holdings in dollars, dramatically increase its holdings of Chinese yuan and invest in gold for the first ever time, Russia’s Finance Ministry said Thursday. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that Russia’s $186-billion national welfare fund (NWF) would completely divest its $41…

Agreement of Cooperation signed between Gazprom and Tsarskoe Selo Museum

June 3, 2021, 13:15 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Olga Taratynova, Director of the Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site, today signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 the Agreement of Cooperation for the preservation of cultural heritage and development of the Tsarskoe Selo Museum. The signing ceremony took place in the restored interiors of the Lyons…

Gazprom and ENGIE discuss cooperation-related issues

June 3, 2021, 13:00 A working meeting of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, with Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE, and Catherine MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed the cooperation of their companies in the gas sector, highlighting in particular the growth in Russian gas supplies…

Russia Raids Opposition Politician

Updated at 12:06 p.m. on June 3. Russian authorities stepped up its crackdown on opposition figures Tuesday morning, raiding apartments, offices and a summer house connected to a vocal anti-Kremlin politician and his relatives. Former parliamentarian and opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov said Russian security officers raided his family dacha early Tuesday, while security services also…

Severstal ad Gazprom Neft joi forces o decarboizatio

June 3, 2021 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies, and PJSC Gazprom Neft, one of Russia’s leading oil producers, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and cooperation agreement to collaborate on the development of technologies and materials for the production, transportation, storage and use of hydrogen in…