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ADNOC Group CEO Meets Russian Energy Minister During Visit to Moscow

ADNOC Group CEO highlights the strength of UAE-Russia relations and growing trade links

ADNOC open to explore partnerships with Russian energy companies across the full value chain

ADNOC is leveraging strategic partnerships to unlock and maximize value as it accelerates delivery of its 2030 smart growth strategy

Moscow, Russia – July 10, 2019: His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) met with His Excellency Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, during a visit to Moscow, as ADNOC explores opportunities to expand its strategic partnership and investment base across its entire value chain. 

During the meeting, H.E. Dr. Al Jaber conveyed the greetings of the UAE leadership to the government and people of Russia and reaffirmed the deep-rooted ties between both countries,  stressing the keenness of the UAE to strengthen bilateral relations. Bilateral trade between Russia and the UAE topped 11 billion AED last year, a 21 per cent increase on the previous year. Relations were further strengthened last year when HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met  President Putin and both leaders signed a declaration of strategic partnership covering political, security and economic spheres.

In today’s meeting Minister Novak, H.E. Dr. Al Jaber noted his appreciation for Russia’s role  in the OPEC/ Non OPEC Cooperation Agreement, which continues to have a positive impact on balancing oil markets. Dr. Sultan elaborated on ADNOC’s ongoing transformation, centered on maximizing value, and expanding the company’s strategic partnership base to stay ahead of the world’s growing demand for energy. 

H.E. Dr. Al Jaber said: “This visit reflects the strong and friendly ties between the UAE and Russia. As our countries continue to build on strong trade relations, there is significant  potential for collaboration in the energy sector. ADNOC is open to exploring partnership and co-investment opportunities with Russian energy companies across the full value chain where they make economic sense and drive significant returns for both sides.

“As we respond to the evolving energy landscape, driven by growing demand particularly in Asia, ADNOC is forging  ties with new partners from around the world, who share our creative vision and are prepared to put skin in the game through capital, technology and market access.” 

The expanded approach to partnership is a key element of ADNOC’s 2030 smart growth strategy, focused on growth and opportunity across the upstream and downstream business. ADNOC is on track to increase its crude oil production capacity to 4 million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2020, and 5mmbpd by 2030, while becoming self-sufficient and eventually a net exporter of natural gas. In addition, a significant expansion of the downstream business is underway, centered on the Ruwais industrial hub, where substantial foreign direct investment has already been attracted with the aim of creating the world’s largest  fully integrated refining and petrochemicals complex.

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July 11, 2019


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