Alexey Miller informs Vladimir Putin about Gazprom’s activities in domestic and international marketsVladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation and Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee had a working meeting today.
The meeting addressed the Company’s activities in the domestic and international markets. In particular, very positive trends in the area of export gas supplies were pointed out. For instance, in May 2015 Germany, major importer of Russian gas, increased its purchases by 68 per cent as compared to May 2014. Alexey Miller stressed that Gazprom could rapidly build up gas production and fully meet the peak demand of Russian and foreign consumers and that it secured the 100 per cent reliability of supply.
Alexey Miller informed Vladimir Putin about the status of the Power of Siberia project (eastern route of gas supply to China), which was advancing in strict compliance with the schedule as well as the progress with the pre-contractual activity on the western route.
Special attention was paid to Gazprom’s efforts on Russian regions gasification. Thus, since 2005 the rural gasification level has grown by more than 20 per cent – to 54.6 per cent (Russia’s average gasification level being 65.4 per cent).