Company history in brief
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.
Gazprom’s privatization starts.
Gazprom’s first annual General Shareholders Meeting is held.
First annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom
Pursuant to the decision of the General Shareholders Meeting, Gazprom is reorganized into an open joint stock company.
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
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.
Development of gas resources and establishment of gas transmission system in eastern Russia
The Company starts commercial gas supplies via Blue Stream.
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.
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.
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
Russia’s first liquefied natural gas plant is brought into operation in Sakhalin.
Commissioning ceremony of LNG plant
Gazprom acquires 100 per cent of Beltransgaz, thus becoming the owner of the Belarusian gas transmission system.
Alexey Miller and Vladimir Putin attend commissioning ceremony of first startup complex at Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system
Event celebrating commissioning of first string of Nord Stream gas pipeline. Photo by RIA Novosti
Gazprom becomes the world’s leading company in terms of net profit (USD 44.56 billion).
Gazprom initiates efforts to bring Russia’s NGV market to a fundamentally new level.
Gas facilities at Bovanenkovskoye field
Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant stationary platform
Graphic representation of subsea production facility at Kirinskoye field
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 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.
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
Welding of first joint at Power of Siberia gas pipeline
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).
Gazprom and CNPC ink the Heads of Agreement for gas deliveries to China via the western route.
Gazprom becames a public joint stock company.
Gazprom and CNPC sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the project of pipeline gas supplies to China from the Russian Far East.
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.
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
Welding of Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas trunkline’s first joint 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.
Gazprom starts year-round oil shipments from the Novoportovskoye field via the Arctic Gate oil loading terminal.
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
Bovanenkovskoye field’s new production capacities and the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2 gas pipeline entered operation.
Gas production facility No. 2 at Bovanenkovskoye field
Construction of TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section commenced.
The Audacia pipe-laying vessel
The Gazprom Group is ranked first in the annual S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings.
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