Novy Urengoy is sometimes referred to as the unofficial gas capital of Russia. This is the largest city of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. It is located on the river Yevo-Yakh only 60 km south of the Polar circle.
Population: 118,000 people.
Novy Urengoy is a very young town. It was only in 1980 that it has received the administrative status of a town, prior to that it was just a small community where most of the residents were the gas field operators and construction workers. The development of the world's largest gas fields of Urengoy started in 1966.
Novy Urengoy today ranks one of the first in the Russian Federation in terms of gross product per capita, capital investment volume, tax revenue, and average income. All major companies of the city are the subsidiaries of the Gazprom corporation. 74% of the Russian natural gas is produced in the vicinity of the city.
Novy Urengoy is an important gas transportation hub: it is the starting point of the powerful multi-thread gas streams some of which flow to Europe. Railways connect Novy Urengoy to other regions of the country. Local airport is capable of landing many types of aircraft, including the Ilyushin 86 liners.
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Novy Urengoy today is the regional centre with a developed social infrastructure.
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