Ten fun facts about Gazprom

Fact 1
Their oil drilling in the Arctic was protested in 2012 because it could affect the Arctic ecosystem. They continued their process and arrested the protesters.

Fact 2
As of 2011, Gazprom produced 18.122 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, or 17% of the worldwide production.

Fact 3
At the end of 2013, the market capitalization of the Gazprom Corporation amounted to approximately $99.9 billion in U.S. dollars.

Fact 4
The corporation is mostly state owned. Russian government controls over 50% of the shares in Gazprom.

Fact 5
Since 2013 was the Year of Ecology and the employees of the company planted of 284,000 trees and released more than 18.7 million fish to rivers in reservoirs, 2014 was declared the Year of Environmental Awareness.

Fact 6
The corporation holds the world's largest natural gas reserves.

Fact 7
The company owns the world's largest gas transmission system, or gas trunk lines. Gazprom's trunk lines are longer than 168,000 kilometers.

Fact 8
The weekly newspaper, The Economist, showed in 2014 that Europe made up 40% of Gazprom's revenue.

Fact 9
As of 2007, Gazprom has been responsible for constructing several of the Olympic facilities including the Adler TPP and the Dzhuba - Lazarevskoye - Sochi gas pipeline.

Fact 10
The State Gas Concern Gazprom, originally the Ministry of Gas Industry, was the country's first state-corporate enterprise.

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