Russian Ministry of Energy expects to maintain gas production volume in Yamalo-Nenets
The Russian Ministry of Energy expects to maintain the current gas production volume in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Kirill Molodtsov said during an international meeting with representatives of Arctic Council member states attended by more than 100 representatives from 15 countries.
“We expect the absolute value of gas production to increase and exceed 700 billion cubic metres per year. At present, approximately 80% of all Russian gas is produced in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, and this figure will remain at the same level over the next 20 years”, Molodtsov said.
A discussion of the Arctic as a new centre of hydrocarbon production and driver of innovative technologies will take place during REW 2017. One of the discussion topics will be the implementation of the largest liquefied natural gas production project “Yamal LNG” and the construction of the new Arctic seaport of Sabetta.
A new subject has emerged in the school curriculum of secondary schools in a number of regions of the Russian Federation: energy efficient lighting and a careful approach to energy resources. Lessons for sixth and seventh grade students have been organized at schools in the Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kursk, and Novgorod Regions.
October 4, Moscow. – An open session of the Housing Reform Assistance Fund Supervisory Council has been held as part of Russian Energy Week.
Taking part in the discussion were Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Anton Inyutsyn, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Leonid Gornin, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on the Federal Structure, Regional Policies, Local Self-Governance, and Affairs of the North Stepan Kirichuk, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Alexandra Levitskaya, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services Alexander Sidyakin, Chairperson of the State Duma Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services Galina Khovanskaya, and Chairman of the Civic Chamber Commission on Housing and Public Utilities, Construction, and Roads Igor Shpektor.
Participants discussed promising areas of activity for state corporations which take into account the issues facing state policy with respect to increasing energy efficiency in housing and utilities. The importance of this issue with respect to Russian housing and utilities was noted by Anton Inyutsyn in particular. “The existence of an effective long-term development institute for housing and utilities is absolutely essential in order to tackle the challenges of modernizing utility infrastructure”, the Deputy Minister underlined.