Gazprom's Position Falls in Ranking of World's Top Companies
According to the analytical company Brand Finance, Gazprom has fallen in the rankings of the world’s most expensive leading brands. The Russian gas monopoly has lost 187 positions from last year, to 299th place in the new ranking. This report was published on the 1st of February.
First place on the list is currently held by Apple. Second and third are held by Google and Samsung respectively. There were also two fewer Russian companies in the updated list: sales network Magnit and telecommunications company, MegaFon.
Sberbank and the mobile company MTS were included in the list but, like Gazprom, they have slipped down the rankings and are at the 205th and 437th positions respectively. Only Lukoil demonstrated a slight growth as it moved up to 230th place.
Gazprom also dropped in the rankings of the top 250 largest energy companies in the world. Ratings published on the 27th of October 2015 by American news agency, Platts, confirmed this. In 2014, Gazprom was ranked fourth but by 2015, they had slipped to 43rd place. First place in these rankings has gone to Exxon Mobil, with second and third place being held by Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell respectively.
Among Russian companies, Rosneft was ranked number 10 in 2015. In 2014, it was ranked number 6. All representatives of Russia have worsened, with the exception of Surgutneftegaz. This company moved up from 18th place to 12th place in the global ranking system. Lukoil was ranked number 13 after being in 11th place in 2014. Tatneft moved from 48th place down to 64th place. Transneft has lost almost 60 positions by moving down from 29th place to 83rd place.
Platts specializes in the publication of oil prices, petroleum products, natural gas and petrochemicals which are traded worldwide. They also rank the world’s leading energy companies based on the financial results of companies with assets amounting to over $5 billion.