III National Oil and Gas Forum
About the forum
The National Oil and Gas Forum is the first national-level business event in the modern history of Russia, organized by the Russian Ministry of Energy in cooperation with leading entrepreneurial and industrial groups: the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (TPP RF), the Union of Oil & Gas Producers of Russia and the Russian Gas Society.
The mission of the forum is the formation of a comprehensive and authoritative evaluation of the internal and external challenges for the Russian oil and gas industry, an increase in the quality of projection and modelling of scenario conditions for the development of the fuel and energy industry over the medium and long term.
The forum is the event of the year in the industry, and it broadly shapes a decision-making strategy in the new environment.
Among the questions traditionally discussed at the Forum are: the long-term goals and challenges of the oil and gas sector; developing a market infrastructure for the energy industry; innovations and energy efficiency in the industry; analysis of modern economic (fiscal) policy; creating a viable market environment; refining projection of the world price of hydrocarbons; international co-operation and foreign trade policy; increasing efficiency in the processing of raw materials; marketplace trading of energy resources and creating transparent indicators on the internal oil and oil product market, development of industrial cluster centers and technology parks, issues of import substitution and industrial machine building.
Back in 2015 the Organizational Committee of the Forum made a decision to handle the event in a new format and combine it with NEFTEGAZ, the largest international exhibition in the industry, held by EXPOCENTRE for many years.
In May of 2015 the Forum Organizational Committee introduced its first publishing and charity project – the first illustrated paper on what oil and gas industry was like during the Great Patriotic War. In April of 2016 another illustrated collection is to come out, ‘The Pages of History of the Russian Oil & Gas Industry’. In December of 2015 Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, supported the initiative of the Forum and the Union of Oil & Gas Producers of Russia and signed the decree on the creation of the Union of Veterans of Oil & Gas Industry under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.