Fuel and energy security issues discussed during REW
The ‘Russian Energy Week’ Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum platform featured a round table titled ‘Safety in the Fuel and Energy Industry: New Challenges’. The discussion was attended by Acting Director of Administrative and Legislative Work Department at the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation Director Oleg Umanets, Chief Advisor of the Security Council Office of the Russian Federation Yuri Khamchichev, RusHydro Deputy General Director for Anti-Terrorism, Economic and Information Security Alexander Klopov, Department Head and Deputy Head of the Department of State Control at the National Guard of the Russian Federation Igor Fokin, and Officer of the National Antiterrorism Committee Dmitry Melenov.
The experts discussed the legal regulation of security at fuel and energy industry facilities, law enforcement practices, and improvements to the legislation of the Russian Federation in matters concerning the security of energy facilities as well as state control over the security of energy facilities.
Acting Director of Administrative and Legislative Work Department at the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation Director Oleg Umanets said that the National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation identifies enhancing the level of energy security as one of the main priorities for ensuring national security in the economy for the long term. “Energy security includes sustainably meeting domestic demand for standard quality energy, increased energy efficiency and energy conservation, the competitiveness of domestic energy companies and energy producers, preventing a shortage of fuel and energy resources, creating strategic fuel reserves, standby capacity, the production of accessory equipment, and the stable operation of energy and heat supply systems”, Oleg Umanets said.
The Ministry of Energy representative added that the reliable operation of fuel and energy facilities is one of the main doctrinal principles for ensuring the energy security of the Russian Federation.
It was noted during the discussion that comprehensive interaction should be organized with structures of the Russian Ministry of Energy on issues concerning the security of energy facilities in order to more effectively utilize the capabilities of the security structures of the fuel and energy companies.
St. Petersburg, 5 October. – A meeting of the Youth Council of the Oil and Gas Industry under the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation took place during the 7th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum, which is being held as part of Russian Energy Week.
Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Anatoly Popov pointed six major challenges which the Russian energy industry is currently confronted with.
Russian Energy Week Youth Day ended on a positive note with the concluding ‘Energy of Youth Initiatives 2018’ session, which presented key youth initiatives aimed at promoting energy-saving lifestyles and energy-efficient technologies, developing education in the engineering field, and energizing the youth community in the energy sector.