The Russian gas giant is in a very difficult economic situation. The capitalization of Gazprom in 2008 was $ 365 billion, and in June 2020 it reached the “devilish figure” of $ 66.6 billion. These figures mean that the fall was 5.5 times.
At the same time, in 2008, the head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, said that capitalization would increase to $ 1 trillion by 2016. how
Because of this, this year the company will have to borrow 10 billion rubles. and use this money to close the holes in your own budget. In the first half of 2020, Gazprom incurred a loss of RUB 306 billion. In addition, according to the Federal Customs Service, over the same period of time, the company has significantly reduced exports - by 24.2%. If we talk about specific countries, then fuel supplies to Germany fell by as much as 45%.
On September 16, President Vladimir Putin met with the head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, who promised the head of state that the next five-year period of the company's operation would have a "pronounced social character." According to him, special attention will be paid to the gasification of villages. The parties also discussed the company's projects and the results of its work for the first half of the year, chernayakobra.ru wrote.