Company history in brief

1993

February 17

Pursuant to the Russian Government’s Order in furtherance of the relevant Presidential Decree, Gazprom Gas Concern is reorganized into Russian Joint Stock Company Gazprom.

1994

April

Gazprom’s privatization starts.

1995

May 31

Gazprom’s first annual General Shareholders Meeting is held.

First annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom

First annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom

1998

June 26

Pursuant to the decision of the General Shareholders Meeting, Gazprom is reorganized into an open joint stock company.

1999

The Yamal – Europe gas pipeline running across Russia, Belarus, Poland, and Germany enters commercial operation.

Rem Vyakhirev and Alexander Lukashenko attend commissioning ceremony of Yamal – Europe gas pipeline

Rem Vyakhirev and Alexander Lukashenko attend commissioning ceremony of Yamal – Europe gas pipeline

2001

October 31

Gazprom starts producing gas from Zapolyarnoye, one of the largest fields in the world.

2002

July 16

Pursuant to the Russian Government’s Order, Gazprom is tasked with coordinating the execution of the state-run Eastern Gas Program.

Development of gas resources and establishment of gas transmission system in eastern Russia

Development of gas resources and establishment of gas transmission system in eastern Russia

2003

February 20

The Company starts commercial gas supplies via Blue Stream.

2005

October 21

Gazprom took control over 75.679 per cent of Sibneft (from June 2006 – Gazprom Neft), laying the foundation for further development of the Company’s oil business.

December

A law is adopted, providing that the Russian Government shall possess no less than 50 per cent plus one share of the Company. Restrictions on the acquisition of Gazprom’s shares by foreign investors are lifted.

2007

April 25

The Board of Directors approves Gazprom’s Power Generation Strategy, thanks to which the Company becomes the largest power producer in Russia.

Yuzhnaya CHPP, St. Petersburg

Yuzhnaya CHPP, St. Petersburg

2009

February 18

Russia’s first liquefied natural gas plant is brought into operation in Sakhalin.

Commissioning ceremony of LNG plant

Commissioning ceremony of LNG plant

2010

November 25

Gazprom acquires 100 per cent of Beltransgaz, thus becoming the owner of the Belarusian gas transmission system.

2011

September 8

The first startup complex of the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system, the first-ever interregional GTS in Russia’s Far East, is put into operation.

Alexey Miller and Vladimir Putin attend commissioning ceremony of first startup complex at Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system

Alexey Miller and Vladimir Putin attend commissioning ceremony of first startup complex at Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system

November 8

Gazprom starts commercial gas supplies via Nord Stream.

Event celebrating commissioning of first string of Nord Stream gas pipeline. Photo by RIA Novosti

Event celebrating commissioning of first string of Nord Stream gas pipeline. Photo by RIA Novosti

December

Gazprom becomes the world’s leading company in terms of net profit (USD 44.56 billion).

2012

Gazprom initiates efforts to bring Russia’s NGV market to a fundamentally new level.

October 23

A new major gas production center – the Yamal Peninsula – emerges in Russia. The Bovanenkovskoye field and the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta gas trunkline system are brought onstream.

Gas facilities at Bovanenkovskoye field

Gas facilities at Bovanenkovskoye field

2013

December 20

Gazprom starts producing oil from the Prirazlomnoye field. It is the first Russian development project on the Arctic shelf.

Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant stationary platform

Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant stationary platform

October 23

Gazprom is the first Russian company to use subsea technologies in gas production, applying them at the Kirinskoye field offshore Sakhalin Island.

Graphic representation of subsea production facility at Kirinskoye field

Graphic representation of subsea production facility at Kirinskoye field

2014

By the beginning of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Gazprom puts into operation a number of key sports and energy facilities. The Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline and the Adler TPP provide reliable energy supplies to the city and adjacent areas.

January 16

Gazprom increases its share in ArmRosgazprom to 100 per cent, renaming it as Gazprom Armenia upon closing the transaction. Gazprom Armenia owns gas transmission assets in Armenia and delivers gas to local consumers.

April 10

Gazprom acquired 100 per cent of KyrgyzgazProm (Gazprom Kyrgyzstan upon closing the transaction), the exclusive importer of natural gas to Kyrgyzstan and the owner of the country’s gas transmission and distribution systems.

May 21

Gazprom and CNPC sign the 30-year Sales and Purchase Agreement for Russian pipeline gas supplies, the largest gas supply contract in Russian history.

Signing of Sales and Purchase Agreement for Russian pipeline gas. Photo by RIA Novosti

Signing of Sales and Purchase Agreement for Russian pipeline gas. Photo by RIA Novosti

September 1

The Power of Siberia gas pipeline project enters the construction stage.

Welding of first joint at Power of Siberia gas pipeline

Welding of first joint at Power of Siberia gas pipeline

December 2

Gazprom and Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corporation sign the Memorandum of Understanding to construct an offshore gas pipeline running across the Black Sea toward Turkey (TurkStream project).

2015

May 8

Gazprom and CNPC ink the Heads of Agreement for gas deliveries to China via the western route.

July 21

Gazprom becames a public joint stock company.

September 3

Gazprom and CNPC sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the project of pipeline gas supplies to China from the Russian Far East.

September 4

Gazprom, BASF, E.ON, ENGIE, OMV and Shell ink the Shareholders Agreement to construct the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline system.

Gazprom and Wintershall sign the Agreement to close the asset swap deal. Gazprom increases its share in WINGAS, WIEH, and WIEE to 100 per cent, as well as receives a 50 per cent stake in WINZ. Wintershall obtains 25.01 per cent in the project for developing Blocks 4A and 5A in the Achimov deposits of the Urengoyskoye field.

October 14

Construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant commences. The Amur GPP will be the biggest such plant in Russia and one of the world’s largest.

Ceremonial commencement of Amur GPP construction

Ceremonial commencement of Amur GPP construction

October 27

The first joint of the Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas trunkline is welded.

Welding of Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas trunkline’s first joint at official ceremony

Welding of Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas trunkline’s first joint at official ceremony

December 22

Two 420 MW combined cycle gas turbines are put onstream, one at CHPP-20 in Moscow and the other at the Serov SDPP in the Sverdlovsk Region.

CHPP-20, Moscow

CHPP-20, Moscow

2016

May 25

Gazprom starts year-round oil shipments from the Novoportovskoye field via the Arctic Gate oil loading terminal.

Arctic Gate oil loading terminal

Arctic Gate oil loading terminal

June 30

Two new power units – STU-660 at the Troitsk SDPP and STU-330 at the Novocherkassk SDPP – are put into operation.

STU-660 power unit, Troitsk SDPP

STU-660 power unit, Troitsk SDPP

September 16

Incahuasi, one of the largest active gas and condensate fields in Bolivia, is brought into production.

Celebrations marking start of commercial production at Incahuasi field

Celebrations marking start of commercial production at Incahuasi field

September 21

Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye, Russia’s northernmost active oil field, is put onstream.

Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field

Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field

September 22

A new field is discovered on the Sea of Okhotsk shelf (at the Yuzhno-Lunskaya structure within the Kirinsky prospect of the Sakhalin III project).

Drilling rig at Yuzhno-Lunskaya structure of Kirinsky prospect, Sakhalin III project

Drilling rig at Yuzhno-Lunskaya structure of Kirinsky prospect, Sakhalin III project

December 9

The world’s first multimedia scientific and educational Gas Transmission Museum opens in Moscow.

Interactive model of gas distribution station at Gas Transmission Museum

2017

January 18

Bovanenkovskoye field’s new production capacities and the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2 gas pipeline entered operation.

Gas production facility No. 2 at Bovanenkovskoye field

May 7

Construction of TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section commenced.

The Audacia pipe-laying vessel

The Audacia pipe-laying vessel

September 25

The Gazprom Group is ranked first in the annual S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings.

December 1

Russia’s largest acrylic acid and butyl acrylate production plant, which is owned by Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat, is put into commercial operation in Salavat, Republic of Bashkortostan.

Acrylic acid and butyl acrylate production plant owned by Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat

Acrylic acid and butyl acrylate production plant owned by Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat