On October 4, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, who is on a working visit in Moscow, took part in the "Russian Energy Week" Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum, which is being held in Moscow and St. Petersburg from the 4th to the 7th of October.
The Russian Energy Week will feature meetings with the largest gas exporters, the International Summit of Mayors on energy efficiency and sustainable development of cities, the All-Russian Meeting on the Results of Preparations for the Autumn-Winter Season, the 7th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum and other events.
The forum will bring together industry leaders at the global communication platform, discuss current development trends, challenges the modern energy sector is facing and promote international cooperation in this area.
Today in Moscow, Minnikhanov participated in the panel discussion "The Global Gas and Petrochemical Markets: Opportunities for Russia” held at the forum.
Answering the question about the points of growth in Tatarstan, Minnikhanov noted that the region has adopted a planned strategy for the development of the gas and petrochemical industry. "We are trying to consistently move in this direction. We are making our plans a reality,” he said.
In particular, Minnikhanov briefly told about the achievements Tatarstan has made in the gas and petrochemical industry over the past five years, including the implementation of the TANECO project - a complex of refining and petrochemical plants, the development of such regional companies as Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk) and Kazanorgsintez (Kazan), and the Ammoniy project, a plant for the production of mineral fertilizers, implemented jointly with the Japanese partners in the town of Mendeleevsk of the republic.
We are focused on our raw materials base, Minnikhanov noted, and stressed the importance of good friendly relations with partner companies, both Russian and foreign. According to him, the energy forum promotes dialogue with partners, development of business contacts, and is very important for building new mutually beneficial relations.