It is the fourth time that Gazprom Neft was awarded the Best Taxpayer of St. Petersburg having headed the top twenty of the companies that contributed significantly into the city’s budget 2009. According to St. Petersburg Mayor Valentina Matvienko, the Best Taxpayer Diploma represents the company’s quality mark and expresses a special credibility to the enterprises that have fulfilled their commitments to the state and pay taxes in full.
Chairman of Gazprom Neft Management Board Alexander Dyukov stated: “Gazprom Neft was incorporated in St. Petersburg in June 2006, and it is now for four years on end that the Company was pronounced the best taxpayer of the city. Gazprom Neft projects to extensively develop its business in St. Petersburg. Gazprom Neft-branded network of filling stations is aggressively expanding; the experts of Gazprom Neft Technical Research Center are building up a scientific data base for the Company’s further development; the Company’s subsidiaries bunker vessels at St. Petersburg Sea Port and fuel aircrafts at Pulkovo Airport. I am confident that Gazprom Neft’s efforts will further facilitate the encouragement of investment, technical and research and innovational activity in St. Petersburg”.