1. Putting Profits Before Planet
In 2012, Gazprom's oil drilling in the Arctic sparked protests from environmental activists concerned about the potential damage to the Arctic ecosystem. Despite the outcry, Gazprom continued their process and even went so far as to arrest the protesters. This decision was met with further criticism from environmental groups, who argued that Gazprom was putting profits before the planet.
2. Gazprom Produces 18.122 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in 2011
Gazprom, the world's largest producer of natural gas, produced an impressive 18.122 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2011, accounting for a staggering 17% of the world's total production. This is an incredible feat, especially considering that Gazprom is a single company, and that natural gas production is a highly competitive industry. This impressive production rate is a testament to Gazprom's commitment to excellence and its ability to stay ahead of the competition.
3. The Most Valuable Company in Russia
At the end of 2013, the Gazprom Corporation, one of the world's largest energy companies, had a market capitalization of $99.9 billion in U.S. dollars. This figure made Gazprom the most valuable company in Russia and one of the top ten most valuable companies in the world. The company's market capitalization was more than double the size of the second largest company in Russia, and it was larger than the market capitalization of some of the world's largest companies, such as Apple, Microsoft, and ExxonMobil.
4. A Global Energy Giant.
Gazprom is a Russian energy giant, with the Russian government controlling over 50% of the corporation's shares. This makes it one of the largest state-owned companies in the world, with its activities ranging from natural gas exploration and production to transportation and distribution. Gazprom is also the world's largest producer of natural gas, and is a major player in the global energy market.
5. Gazprom Announces Year of Environmental Awareness
In 2014, Gazprom declared the Year of Environmental Awareness in response to the success of the Year of Ecology in 2013. During that year, the company's employees planted 284,000 trees and released 18.7 million fish into rivers and reservoirs. This was a major step forward in Gazprom's commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, and it set the stage for the company's continued efforts to reduce its environmental impact.
6. The World's Largest Natural Gas Producer
Gazprom, the world's largest natural gas producer, holds an impressive amount of natural gas reserves - the largest in the world. With over 1.5 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, the Russian energy giant is well-positioned to meet the growing global demand for natural gas. Gazprom's reserves are spread across Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, and the company is constantly looking for new ways to expand its reserves.
7. Gazprom's extensive gas transmission network
Gazprom, the world's largest gas company, owns an extensive gas transmission system that spans an incredible 168,000 kilometers. This impressive network of gas trunk lines is the largest of its kind in the world, allowing Gazprom to transport gas to customers in over 30 countries. With such a vast network, Gazprom is able to meet the energy needs of millions of people around the globe.
8. Europe is a major revenue source for the company
In 2014, The Economist reported that Gazprom, the world's largest natural gas producer, was heavily reliant on Europe for its revenue, with 40% of its total income coming from the continent. This is a significant portion of Gazprom's total revenue, and highlights the importance of the European market to the company.
9. One of the world's largest energy companies
Gazprom, one of the world's largest energy companies, has been a major contributor to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Not only did they construct the Adler Thermal Power Plant, which provides electricity to the Olympic venues, but they also built the Dzhuba - Lazarevskoye - Sochi gas pipeline, which supplies natural gas to the Olympic facilities. This is just one example of Gazprom's commitment to providing energy solutions to the world.
10. The World's Largest Gas Producer
Gazprom, the world's largest gas producer, is a state-corporate enterprise that was originally founded as the Ministry of Gas Industry in the Soviet Union. It was the first of its kind in the country, and has since grown to become a major player in the global energy market, with operations in over 30 countries and a presence in the European Union, China, and the United States. Gazprom is responsible for supplying a quarter of the world's natural gas, and is a major source of revenue for the Russian government.