Company history in brief
Pursuant to the Russian Government’s Resolution in furtherance of the relevant Presidential Decree, Gazprom Gas Concern is reorganized into Russian Joint Stock Company Gazprom.
In accordance with the Russian President’s Order, Rem Vyakhirev is appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors – Chairman of the Management Committee of RJSC Gazprom. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors up to May 31, 1996.
Gazprom’s privatization starts.
Gazprom’s first annual General Shareholders Meeting is held.
First annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom
An official presentation of the Gazprom headquarters is held at 16 Nametkina Street in Moscow.
Gazprom headquarters in Moscow
The first joint of the Yamal – Europe gas pipeline is welded in Belarus.
Yamal – Europe gas pipeline
An intergovernmental agreement for Russian gas supplies to Turkey is signed. The agreement launches the Blue Stream project – the first offshore pipeline for gas exports from Russia.
Pursuant to the decision of the General Shareholders Meeting, Gazprom is reorganized into an open joint stock company.
Viktor Chernomyrdin is elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors (in office until June 2000).
The Yamal – Europe gas pipeline running across Russia, Belarus, Poland, and Germany enters commercial operation.
Rem Vyakhirev and Alexander Lukashenko attend commissioning ceremony for Yamal – Europe gas pipeline
The first joint of the Blue Stream gas pipeline is welded in the Krasnodar Territory.
Welding of first joint of Blue Stream gas pipeline
Dmitry Medvedev is elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors (in office up to June 2001). He is re-elected in June 2002 and occupies this post for six years until being elected President of Russia.
Alexey Miller is elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.
Rem Vyakhirev is elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors (in office up to June 2002).
Gazprom starts producing gas from Zapolyarnoye, one of the largest fields in the world.
Pursuant to the Russian Government’s Order, Gazprom is tasked with coordinating the execution of the state-run Eastern Gas Program.
Gazprom resolves to launch the Nord Stream project – a fundamentally new route for Russian gas supplies to Europe via the Baltic Sea.
The Company starts commercial gas supplies via Blue Stream.
Beregovaya compressor station, starting point of Blue Stream
The Zapolyarnoye field reaches the capacity of 100 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Comprehensive gas treatment unit No. 2B, Zapolyarnoye field
Gazprom’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment is brought by an LNG carrier to a regasification terminal in the United States.
Gazprom, BASF, and E.ON sign an agreement in principle to build Nord Stream.
Signing of agreement in principle between Gazprom, BASF, and E.ON to build North European Gas Pipeline
Gazprom takes 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.
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.
Gazprom’s first LNG cargo is delivered to the Asian market. The cargo is purchased by Japan.
Grand Elena LNG carrier
Lunskaya-A (LUN-A) platform
The Board of Directors approves Gazprom’s Power Generation Strategy, thanks to which the Company becomes the largest power producer in Russia among heat generating companies.
Yuzhnaya CHPP, St. Petersburg
Phase 1 of the Haidach UGS facility – the first underground gas storage facility in Europe constructed with Gazprom’s participation – is completed in Austria.
Haidach UGS facility. Photo by RAG
The Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas field – the first gas production project in Russia executed jointly with a foreign partner and based on an asset swap deal – is put onstream.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Dmitry Medvedev at commissioning ceremony for Yuzhno-Russkoye field
Pilot production at the first block of the hard-to-reach Achimov deposits in the Urengoyskoye field is launched jointly with Wintershall.
Alexey Miller and Jurgen Hambrecht at commissioning ceremony for block of Achimov deposits in Urengoyskoye field
Yury Neyolov, Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Alexey Miller, Viktor Zubkov, and Vladimir Torlopov, Head of Komi Republic
Commissioning ceremony for LNG plant
The Dzuarikau – Tskhinval gas pipeline – a unique facility passing through the mountainous part of the Great Caucasus at a height of over 1,500 meters – is brought onstream.
Commissioning ceremony for Dzuarikau – Tskhinval gas pipeline
Gazprom begins to independently produce gas from the second block of the Achimov deposits in the Urengoyskoye field.
Comprehensive gas treatment unit No. 22 at block 2A of Achimov deposits in Urengoyskoye field
Russia’s first coalbed methane production facility is put onstream in the Kemerovo Region.
Commissioning ceremony for coalbed methane production facility
Construction is launched for Nord Stream.
Dmitry Medvedev at official event marking construction start of Nord Stream gas pipeline in Baltic Sea
The Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky gas trunkline comes onstream, bringing first gas supplies to the capital city of the Kamchatka Territory.
Commissioning ceremony for Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky gas trunkline
Gazprom starts producing gas and gas condensate from the Valanginian deposits of the Zapolyarnoye field.
Viktor Belogurov, oil and gas production operator at Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg
The Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline, Russia’s first offshore gas pipeline, is put into operation.
Vladimir Putin and Alexey Miller
An offshore ice-resistant stationary platform is delivered to the Prirazlomnoye oil field in the Pechora Sea.
Alexey Miller and Vladimir Putin attend commissioning ceremony for first startup complex of Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system
Gazprom acquires a subsurface use license for the Kovyktinskoye field, which will serve as the basis for the Irkutsk gas production center.
Event celebrating commissioning of first string of Nord Stream gas pipeline. Photo by RIA Novosti
The Banatski Dvor UGS facility built by Gazprom and Srbijagas is put into operation in Serbia.
Gas transmission across Serbia
Gazprom acquires 100 per cent of Beltransgaz, renaming it as Gazprom Transgaz Belarus upon closing the transaction, and becomes the owner of the Belarusian gas transmission system.
Alexey Miller and Vladimir Mayorov
A combined cycle gas turbine unit with the capacity of 800 MW is brought onstream at the Kirishi SDPP. It is the largest heat generating facility put into operation in the last 30 years, with the highest power capacity in Russia at the time.
Mikhail Izovit, station’s Senior Shift Supervisor, setting capacity level of CCGTU-800 at Kirishi SDPP in presence of Vladimir Putin and Alexey Miller
The second string of Nord Stream comes online.
Commissioning ceremony for second string of Nord Stream gas pipeline
Gas production facility at Bovanenkovskoye field
Gazprom starts to set up a gas production center in Yakutia. An investment decision is made to pre-develop the Chayandinskoye field and construct a gas pipeline stretching from Yakutia to Blagoveshchensk – the first section of a new gas transmission system named Power of Siberia.
Gazprom delivers the world’s first LNG shipment via the Northern Sea Route – the shortest sea passage between northern Europe and northeast Asia.
Ob River LNG carrier successfully delivers world’s first LNG shipment via Northern Sea Route
The Zapolyarnoye field is brought to its full capacity – 130 billion cubic meters of gas per year – and becomes the most productive field in Russia.
The Adler TPP – the most state-of-the-art power generating facility in Sochi – comes onstream.
Dmitry Medvedev and Alexey Miller with Adler TPP staff
The Kaliningradskoye UGS facility, Russia’s first UGS facility built in a salt cavern, is brought into operation.
Gazprom starts commercial gas production from the Moc Tinh and Hai Thach fields offshore Vietnam.
Commissioning ceremony for commercial gas production offshore Vietnam
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
Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant stationary platform
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.
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.
Gazprom acquires 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.
Gazprom and CNPC sign the 30-year Sales and Purchase Agreement for Russian pipeline gas, the largest gas supply contract in Russian history.
Signing of Sales and Purchase Agreement for Russian pipeline gas. Photo by RIA Novosti
Commercial production and oil shipments commence at the Badra field in Iraq.
Welding of first joint of Power of Siberia gas pipeline
Alexey Miller and Mehmet Konuk
Gazprom and CNPC ink the Heads of Agreement for gas deliveries to China via the western route.
Wang Dongjin and Alexey Miller. Photo by RIA Novosti
Gazprom becomes a public joint stock company.
Gazprom and Wintershall sign the Agreement to close an 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.
Kurt Bock and Alexey Miller
Construction is launched for the Amur Gas Processing Plant, the biggest such plant in Russia and second largest in the world.
Ceremonial commencement of Amur GPP construction
Welding of first joint of Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas trunkline at official ceremony
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.
Arctic Gate, a unique oil loading terminal, is brought onstream in the Arctic. For the first time in the history of Russia’s fuel and energy complex, Yamal oil can be shipped by sea on a year-round basis.
Arctic Gate oil loading terminal
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
Celebrations marking start of commercial production at Incahuasi field
Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye, Russia’s northernmost active oil field, is put onstream.
Drilling rig at Yuzhno-Lunskaya structure of Kirinsky prospect, Sakhalin III project
The world’s first multimedia scientific and educational Gas Transmission Museum opens in Moscow.
Interactive model of gas distribution station at Gas Transmission Museum
Gas production facility No. 2 at Bovanenkovskoye field
Audacia pipe-laying vessel
The Gazprom Group is ranked first in the annual S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings.
Acrylic acid and butyl acrylate production plant owned by Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat