Russia – My History park opens doors to public in Samara

Samara hosted a ceremonial opening of the Russia – My History multimedia park.

Gazprom is providing financial support to this cultural, patriotic and educational project. 

Russia – My History park opening

Russia – My History park opening

Attending the event were Valery Golubev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Dmitry Azarov, Acting Governor of the Samara Region, Alexey Sukhov, Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Volga Federal District, Sergey Chaban, Chief Federal Inspector for the Samara Region, Metropolitan Sergius of Samara and Togliatti, members of the public, religious figures, and honored guests.

Honored guests showing appreciation for multimedia formats

Honored guests showing appreciation for multimedia formats

Russia – My History is a fully interactive project that targets a wide audience. Instead of regular museum exhibits, it uses touch-sensitive screens and lightboxes. Video infographics, animation, 3D models, and digital recreations are used to make visitors feel like they are in a history textbook. The exhibition area showcases the history of the Russian state from ancient times to the present day. There are four rooms in the park: “Rurikids,” “Romanovs,” “1917–1945. From Great Upheavals to the Great Victory,” and “1945–2016. Modern Days.” Special attention is given to the history of the Samara Region. The history project is based on documents and materials, a large part of which was kept in archives labeled “Secret” and “Top Secret” until recently. The exhibition provides a wealth of information on the history of our statehood.

Interactive exhibits aimed at both adults and children

Interactive exhibits aimed at both adults and children

Background

Gazprom Transgaz Samara is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom focused on natural gas transmission in seven Russian regions, namely the Samara, Ulyanovsk, Orenburg (in some areas), Penza and Saratov Regions and the Republics of Mordovia and Tatarstan.

The company operates some 4,500 kilometers of gas trunklines and gas branches, conveying about 80 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.

Gazprom Transgaz Samara comprises 18 branches, 17 compressor workshops, 145 gas distribution units, and 10 CNG filling stations.

The company's environmental management system was certified for compliance with the ISO 14001:2004 standard. Gazprom Transgaz Samara employs around 5,000 people. It is headquartered in Samara.

 



Multimedia historical park opens in Novosibirsk with support from Gazprom

A grand opening of the Russia – My History park took place in Novosibirsk. The multimedia complex is part of the project carried out in Russian regions by the Patriarchal Council for Culture and the Foundation for Humanitarian Projects with the backing of Gazprom.

Multimedia historical park opens in Novosibirsk with support from Gazprom

Grand opening of historical park

Participating in the event were Sergey Menyaylo, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Siberian Federal District, Andrey Travnikov, Acting Governor of the Novosibirsk Region, Bishop Tikhon, vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Valery Golubev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Anatoly Titov, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk.

Multimedia historical park opens in Novosibirsk with support from Gazprom

Tour of exhibition

The Russia – My History park in Novosibirsk is the first such park in the Siberian Federal District. The exhibition occupies three floors of the Officers’ Club building (63 Krasny Prospekt St.). The exhibition area is divided into four sections: “Rurikids,” “Romanovs,” “1917–1945. From Great Upheavals to the Great Victory,” and “Russia – My History. 1945–2016.” Special attention is paid to the history of the Novosibirsk Region and the development of Siberia.

Multimedia historical park opens in Novosibirsk with support from Gazprom

Historical park exhibition

The historical park was created using cutting-edge museum technologies, in particular, touch-screen tables and displays. Information is presented, inter alia, via infographics, animation, 3D models, and digital recreations. The park is expected to host lectures and events related to history and socially significant public occasions.

“It is an honor for our company to be a part of this grand national project. It is especially significant that this park is based in Novosibirsk, the heart of Siberia. We are confident that the historical park aimed primarily at young people will play an important part in the future of the Novosibirsk Region,” said Valery Golubev.

Background

Historical parks built as part of the Russia – My History project are currently open in KazanMakhachkala, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Stavropol, Tyumen, Ufa, Volgograd, Yakutsk, Yekaterinburg, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

 



Gazprom and Shell discuss LNG projects and Nord Stream 2

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Maarten Wetselaar, Member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell, took place in St. Petersburg today.

Maarten Wetselaar (right), Member of Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell, at working meeting with Alexey Miller

Maarten Wetselaar (right)

The meeting addressed relevant aspects of strategic cooperation.

Particular attention was paid to joint efforts in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector. The parties discussed the construction project for the third train of the LNG plant on Sakhalin Island and the progress of the Joint Study Framework Agreement for the Baltic LNG project.

The meeting also focused on the Nord Stream 2 project.

Gazprom and Shell discuss LNG projects and Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines

Background

Royal Dutch Shell is a British-Dutch oil and gas holding company focused on hydrocarbon production, processing and marketing in over 90 countries worldwide.

Gazprom and Shell are jointly engaged in the Sakhalin II project, which includes Russia's only active LNG plant. The Sakhalin II operator is Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Gazprom – 50 per cent plus one share, Shell – 27.5 per cent minus one share, Mitsui – 12.5 per cent, and Mitsubishi – 10 per cent). In 2016, the LNG plant produced upward of 10.9 million tons of LNG.

In 2015, Gazprom and Shell signed the Memorandum to construct the third production train of the LNG plant, as well as the Agreement of Strategic Cooperation.

In June 2017, Gazprom and Shell inked the Heads of Agreement to set up a joint venture for the purposes of implementing the Baltic LNG project and signed the Joint Study Framework Agreement to that effect.

The Baltic LNG project envisages the construction of an LNG plant with the annual capacity of 10 million tons in the port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region.

Nord Stream 2 is the construction project for a gas pipeline with the annual capacity of 55 billion cubic meters from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea.

 



E.ON opens its Energising Communities Fund and invites charities and community groups to apply for grants of up to £2,000

Charities and community groups are invited to apply for up to £2,000 of funding through the E.ON Energising Communities Fund, now open for the second time this year.

To be eligible for funding organisations must submit a request which supports activities that help bring about a reduction in their own energy use, help generate energy from a renewable source, or provide energy efficiency advice for local people.

Applicants are encouraged to get their funding requests in now, ahead of the application deadline of Monday, 29th January 2018. Groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 which may cover the full or partial cost of energy-related improvements and activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Doxey, Community Relations Manager at E.ON, said: “We’re really excited to be offering our E.ON Energising Communities Fund for the second time this year to give more community groups and charities the opportunity to apply for funding.

“At E.ON we understand that heating bills can account for a large part of the running costs for a community group or charity and so their need to become energy efficient and save on costs is really important. With our Energising Communities Fund we’re able to support community groups and charities who would like to become more sustainable but don’t necessarily have the available funds to be able to progress with their plans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Since launching our fund in 2013, we’ve distributed over £140,000 to almost 85 community groups nationwide to fund energy-related projects and it’s been great to hear the benefits that the funding has had, not only for the groups and charities themselves, but for the wider community who use the facilities too. We look forward to receiving the applications and supporting more successful community groups with the fund.”

Community development charity ACE (Action in Caerau and Ely) received a £1,250 grant from E.ON in 2015 to train community volunteers to provide tailored and practical energy efficiency advice and resources to help local people save energy in their properties. The Volunteer Energy Coaches visited vulnerable households in Caerau and Ely and, where appropriate, even fitted energy saving measures including draught-proofing, radiator reflector panels, LED light bulbs and power down plugs to prevent appliances being left on standby.

For full Terms and Conditions for the E.ON Energising Communities Fund and to access the application form, please visit eonenergy.com/community  

The E.ON Energising Communities Fund is one of the ways E.ON is supporting homeowners and the wider community to become more energy efficient and to save money on their heating bills. To find out more about how E.ON could support, visit eonenergy.com

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Notes for editors:

Photos show previous fund beneficiaries Heene Community Association, Worthing, and pupils of the Magna Carta School in Staines.

For more information contact:

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

Fiona MacGregor on 07976 374 161, Fiona.macgregor@eon-uk.com

Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Russia – My History multimedia park opens in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

An unveiling ceremony for the Russia – My History multimedia park was held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Russia – My History multimedia park opens in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Russia – My History park building

The ceremony was attended by Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of the Sakhalin Region, Roman Balashov, representative of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation, Archbishop Tikhon of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Kuril Islands, Vladimir Krokha, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Valery Shakhov, Head of the Sakhalinskoye Pipeline Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk, honorary citizens of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the Sakhalin Region, and veterans of the Great Patriotic War.

Russia – My History multimedia park opens in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Visitors at Russia – My History park unveiling

The regional multimedia complex is part of a large-scale cultural, patriotic and educational project carried out in Russian regions with the backing of Gazprom.

The historical park in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk comprises four large halls and some 86 exhibition spaces. The multimedia exhibitions were created using largely innovative visual technologies, such as video graphics, animation, 3D modeling, and digital recreations.

The exhibition area is divided into four sections: “Rurikids,” “Romanovs,” “1917–1945. From Great Upheavals to the Great Victory,” and “Russia – My History. 1945–2016.” Special importance is placed on regional content generated in cooperation with local history experts and leading researchers of the Sakhalin Region. The architectural design of the building was developed by the Sakhalingrazhdanproject Institute.

“Our company is actively helping Sakhalin’s youth in gaining new knowledge and learning to respect work and the environment. Together with the younger generation, we are striving to strengthen Russian cultural and patriotic traditions. Today, we are happy to congratulate the people of Sakhalin on a remarkable event – the unveiling of a new historical park, which provides an excellent opportunity to experience the unique and rich history of our Fatherland,” said Vladimir Krokha.

Russia – My History multimedia park opens in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Honored guests at unveiling ceremony. From right to left: Vladimir Krokha, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of Sakhalin Region, and Roman Balashov, representative of Presidential Executive Office of Russian Federation

Background

Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom focused on developing fields within the Kirinsky block and other promising fields in the Sea of Okhotsk (Sakhalin III project).

By developing these reserves, the company will make a substantial contribution to meeting the energy demand of Russia's Far East and creating opportunities for natural gas exports to Asia-Pacific.

A subsea production system is used for the first time in the history of the Russian gas industry to extract hydrocarbons from the Kirinskoye gas and condensate field.

Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk adopted an environmental management system that conforms to the ISO 14001:200 international standard. The company employs over 500 people. Its head office is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

 



Guidance: Guidance for applicants seeking a certificate for an exemption from a proportion of the indirect costs of funding Contracts for Difference (CFD)

A number of policies have been developed to increase the share of electricity generated from renewable sources. Specifically the government has put in place the Contracts for Difference (CFD) scheme, amongst other schemes, to incentivise renewable energy supplied through the National Grid. The costs of funding the CFD scheme are recovered through levies on suppliers and these are ultimately passed on to domestic and industrial consumers’ bills.

The government recognises that, in the short to medium term, the resulting increase in retail electricity prices risks reducing the competitiveness of the UK’s most electricity-intensive businesses where they are operating in internationally competitive markets. To address this, the government has developed an exemption scheme to exempt those energy intensive industries whose competitiveness may be most at risk. The document provides guidance for those businesses applying for a CFD exemption.

Please use the forms available on the Contract for Difference exemption, and Renewables Obligation and small scale Feed-in Tariffs compensation: application forms page to apply for the exemption.

Read the consultation and government response:

Energy-intensive industries: exemption from indirect costs of the Contracts for Difference scheme.

British Gas to end its Standard Variable Tariff

The UK's biggest energy supplier has announced plans to scrap its standard variable tariff (SVT) before April 2018 for all new customers.

SVTs tend to be the most expensive energy tariffs. British Gas say that 67% of their customers are currently on their SVT, which is about 5 million households.

British Gas has taken this decision after energy regulator, Ofgem, announced draft legislation designed to lower the cost of energy bills. E.On has already said SVTs will no longer be the default option for customers coming to the end of their existing tariffs.

Announcing the change, Iain Conn, chief executive of British Gas parent firm Centrica, said:

"We have long advocated that the end of the Standard Variable Tariff is the best way to encourage customers to shop around for the best energy deal."

"We will contact all of our customers at least twice a year to encourage them to move away from the SVT."

British Gas contacted all its SVT customers in the first half of 2017, and it says that 10% switched away from the tariff.

The company has also said it will:

• Provide new offers "to respond to customers' changing needs"
• Proactively offer customers a choice of fixed-term tariffs at the end of their contract
• Introduce a new fixed-term default tariff
• Contact customers on legacy Standard Variable Tariffs and offer them better deals
• Introduce simpler bills for all customers
• Improve customer service

Are you currently on a standard variable tariff? Chances are you are paying too much for your energy. See what you could save by using our simple, online comparison and switching service. If you would like to speak to someone about your options you can call 01259 220 000. Any customers that switch with Energylinx throughout November will be entered into a prize draw to win a brand new Suzuki Celerio.

Gazprom and Mitsubishi discuss cooperation prospects in LNG sector

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Takehiko Kakiuchi, President & Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Corporation, took place in St. Petersburg today.

Working meeting between Alexey Miller and Takehiko Kakiuchi, President & Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Corporation, in St. Petersburg

At meeting

The parties reviewed issues related to joint efforts under the Sakhalin II project, including the construction of the third train of the LNG plant.

A focus was also placed on cooperation prospects in the LNG sector.

Alexey Miller (center) at working meeting with Takehiko Kakiuchi, President & Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Corporation

Alexey Miller (center)

Takehiko Kakiuchi (center), President & Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Corporation, at working meeting with Alexey Miller

Takehiko Kakiuchi (center)

Background

Mitsubishi Corporation is an integrated company that operates in a number of economic sectors, including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, food production, and environmental protection.

Russia's only LNG plant is in operation under the Sakhalin II project. The Sakhalin II operator is Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Gazprom – 50 per cent plus one share, Shell – 27.5 per cent minus one share, Mitsui – 12.5 per cent, and Mitsubishi – 10 per cent).

On December 16, 2016, Gazprom and Mitsubishi inked the Agreement of Strategic Cooperation to further their partnership in the LNG sector.