Gazprom is the largest extractor of natural gas in the world. Gazprom's strategic goal is to become a leader among global energy companies by developing new markets, diversifying business activities and securing the reliability of supplies.
Gazprom is one of the world's largest companies with 393000 employees and USD 153.0 billion revenues as of 2012.
The name of Open Joint Stock Company Gazprom (Открытое Акционерное Общество «Газпром») comes from the Russian words Gazovaya Promyshlennost (gas industry).
The Russian government controls 50.002% of shares in Gazprom through Rosimushchestvo, Rosneftegaz, and Rosgazifikatsiya.
Gazprom states for 17,84% in the MOEX Blue Chip Index.