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Fort Ross Dialogue 2020 - Energy

Fort Ross Dialogue 2020 - Energy

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Day 2: The Future of Energy

Day 2 of Fort Ross Dialogue launched a conversation about the future of global energy, focusing on the prospects of the world’s largest economic sector and what role Russian and American companies – Transneft, Chevron, and Sovcomflot – are playing in shaping the global energy agenda for the future. How will the energy field modernize in the coming decades? Sovcomflot’s LNG projects, Transneft’s Eastern Siberia–Pacific Ocean oil pipeline exports to the Asian-Pacific markets, Chevron’s long-term vision of the energy future, and the Caspian Pipeline Consortium will be the main themes discussed.

Opening Remarks:
Pavel Negoitsa, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, General Director
Viktor Martynov, Gubkin University, Rector, Professor


  • Moderator: Daria Kozlova, VYGON Consulting, Director, Oil & Gas Industry Regulatory Consulting
  • Vladimir A. Kalanda, Deputy Vice President, Transneft
  • Viktor Martynov, Gubkin University, Rector, Professor
  • Andrew McGrahan, President Chevron Neftegaz and Chairman CPC-R at Chevron
  • Igor Tonkovidov Sovcomflot, Chief Executive Officer and President
  • Golunov Nikita, Gubkin University, Vice-rector for additional professional education

From Andrew McGrahan: “….oil and gas are going to be critical for meeting future energy demand as the world’s population grows. That energy will support economic growth and human progress.  It will improve the quality of people’s lives. And most assuredly, the future of energy is lower carbon. Chevron’s vision for the future is reliable, affordable and ever-cleaner energy for everyone.”

From Vladimir Kalanda: “Starting from the first half of the 20th century, both Russia and the United States funneled their major scientific and technical achievements into the universal contest between the two political, economic and ideology systems. Today, our nations are once again living through what I hope is merely a transient episode of tension in their bilateral relations. It’s really encouraging to see the good progress of our joint project called Fort Ross Dialogue.”

From Igor Tonkovidov: “The global trend towards sustainability accelerated. The environmental regulations are tightening. The International Maritime Organisation has set an ambitious goal to achieve 50 percent reduction in C02 emissions from ships by mid of the current century. Other measures include caping the sulfur content in fuels, establishing emission control zones, introducing new ship disposal regulations and banning heavy fuels in the Arctic. 

SCF has adopted its new development strategy up to 2025 which was designed to reflect all these trends. Eco element of this strategy is our commitment to steadily reduce the carbon footprint of our operations, while maintaining strong economic performance and ensuring our fleet remains attractive to the evolving demand of the energy industry.”