Gazprom and Moldovagaz extend contract for Russian gas supplies to Moldova for five years

October 29, 2021, 21:10 Based on the results of the negotiations held by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, with Andrei Spinu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of the Republic of Moldova, and Vadim Ceban, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Moldovagaz, the protocol for the settlement of current issues in the gas sector was signed today in St. Petersburg.…

Gazprom undertaking 1.5-fold expansion of mobile compressor station fleet for gas conservation during gas pipeline repairs

October 29, 2021, 19:25 Gazprom is committed to preserving the favorable environment for the benefit of the current and future generations. The results of the Company’s production activities have the lowest carbon footprint among the world’s oil & gas majors. Gazprom continues the work aiming specifically to further reduce its environmental impacts. The Company has made a decision to implement a 1.5-fold expansion of its fleet of mobile compressor…

What’s On in Moscow Oct. 29-31

Moscow is on a partial lockdown until Nov. 7, which means that the only cultural venues open are theaters and museums. Conditions vary, so be sure to check on the venue’s website before you register to attend an event. In most cases children under the age of 18 are freely admitted, but anyone older than…

Russian Urban Exploration Blogger Gets Prison Sentence for Sharing State Secrets

A St. Petersburg blogger known for exploring abandoned urban and industrial sites has been sentenced to prison for spreading state secrets abroad. Investigators say Andrei Pyzh, 37, illegally obtained information relating to the design and technical features of classified facilities in the Moscow region from December 2018 until the time of his August 2020 detention. …

Gazprom reaches set level of working gas inventories in Russian storages

Background Analysis of actual weather conditions in Russia and Europe over the past few years confirms that the winter period now includes the spring month of March. Therefore, efforts for ensuring the availability of sufficient reserves in underground gas storage (UGS) facilities and maintaining their high deliverability by the beginning of spring are among the key factors for successful operation in the season…

Gazprom and SOCAR hold working meeting

October 29, 2021, 16:30 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rovnag Abdullayev, President of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), took place today in St. Petersburg. The parties discussed the potential avenues for their cooperation in the energy sector. Alexey Miller Rovnag Abdullayev (center) Background SOCAR is Azerbaijan’s largest state-owned petroleum company engaged…

U.S., Allies Chastise Russia on Media Freedom

The United States and its allies on Thursday urged Russia to protect media freedom, condemning what they called a crackdown on independent outlets. In a joint statement, the United States and 17 other nations including France, Germany, and Britain said that Russia’s strenuous new requirements on media to label themselves as “foreign agents,” with fines…

Engineering Division of ROSATOM has involved Rusatom Cargo in delivery of equipment for Kudankulam NPP (India)

On October 26, 2021, the Transfighter vessel with shipload cargo for Kudankulam NPP that is under construction in Tamil Nadu State (Republic of India) left St. Petersburg for the port of Tuticorin in India. According to Alexander Kvasha, First Deputy Director for Projects in India – Technical Director of JSC ASE, “this batch of equipment…

Leader of IRC MBIR Consortium and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research have agreed on scientific, technical and innovative cooperation based on MBIR reactor

The agreement will contribute to the creation of an international research center based on the MBIR reactor (IRC MBIR) and the formation of a competence center for the development of generation 4 reactor technologies. On October 27, in Dubna, Leader of IRC MBIR Consortium, LLC (subsidiary of ROSATOM) and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)…