The message reads, in part:
“The oil and gas industry is by right viewed as one of the leading and rapidly developing sectors of the national economy. Its achievements are attributable to intense and truly heroic work of many generations of geologists, construction workers, drilling technicians and other professionals. They developed vast territories, discovered new oil and gas fields, created transport and manufacturing infrastructure from the ground up, and launched cutting-edge upstream and downstream technology.
Today, Russia’s oil and gas sector faces a number of strategic objectives, the most important of which is to implement innovative solutions, expand its knowledge base and diversify export markets. Special attention should be paid to the environment and nature protection.”