Putin: Gazprom’s long-term plans meet the national interests of Russia
In his speech on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the state oil company Gazprom, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, “Gazprom’s long-term plans are always directed towards the future, even decades ahead. This means Russia as a great power from the dominant centers of the multipolar world. “It’s in the national interest of the country,” he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the meeting held on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Russian state oil company Gazprom, via video conference. Talking about Gazprom’s contribution to the country’s economy and employment support, Putin said, “We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of our world-renowned company Gazprom. Gazprom is one of the largest and leading companies in Russia, as well as the world leader in gas reserves, production and supply. “I am happy to congratulate Gazprom, which has approximately half a million (490 thousand) employees. Since its establishment in the early 1990s, Gazprom has built the richest gas fields, cities, towns, and important energy routes around the world,” he said.
Stating That Gazprom
continues its progress despite all the obstacles and continues its activities for Russia’s national interests, Putin said , ” To be frank, unfair competition means direct attempts from outside to prevent and restrict its development . “Despite this, Gazprom is advancing and continues to produce new projects. Gazprom’s long-term plans are always for the future, even decades ahead. This meets the national interests of Russia as a great power from the dominant centers of the multipolar world,” he said.
“Gazprom’s new projects are shaped by detailed analyzes of experts and forecasts of change trends in global markets. These analyzes say that gas is a very valuable resource, a real wealth, for a very long time, as it was in the past,” Putin said.
After Putin’s speech, Gazprom executives conveyed their work with live connection to Putin from many points, from pipeline regions in the Baltic to pipelines in the Far East.