Former Soviet Union

The key elements of Gazprom’s strategy for the former Soviet Union are maintaining the appeal of Russian gas to customers and expanding access to end consumers.

Gas supplies

In its cooperation with the countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU), Gazprom primarily seeks to secure natural gas supplies that could meet the needs of their economies.

In 2018, the Gazprom Group sold 38.1 billion cubic meters of gas in the FSU. The net revenue from those sales totaled RUB 348.6 billion (net of customs duties).

Gazprom Group’s gas sales in FSU, billion cubic meters
Gazprom Group’s gas sales in FSU, billion cubic meters

Gazprom Group’s gas sales in FSU, billion cubic meters

Gas sales in FSU from 2014 through 2018, billion cubic meters
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Azerbaijan 0.1 0.4 1.0
Armenia 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Belarus 19.6 18.4 18.3 18.8 20.0
Georgia 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0*
Kazakhstan 5.1 4.7 4.7 4.8 6.2
Kyrgyzstan 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Latvia 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.8 1.3
Lithuania 2.5 2.2 0.9 1.4 1.4
Moldova 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.7 3.0
Ukraine 14.5 7.8 2.4 2.4 2.7
Estonia 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4
Total 59.4 48.1 40.3 35.0 38.1

* Less than 0.05

Average gas selling price in FSU (net of VAT, including excise tax and customs duties)
 

Year ended December 31

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

RUB/1,000 m3

10,115.9

11,911.0

10,263.1

9,237.0

10,225.9

USD*/1,000 m3

262.1

194.2

153.6

158.4

162.6

EUR*/1,000 m3

198.4

175.2

138.7

139.9

138.0

* The data were not derived from financial statements and were calculated based on exchange rates as of the end of the relevant period.

Gas purchases

Within the framework of cooperation in the field of gas marketing, the Gazprom Group continued to purchase gas from Central Asian countries in 2018.

Gas purchases in Central Asia and Azerbaijan by Gazprom Group, billion cubic meters
Countries 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
For supplies to Europe          
Turkmenistan 11.0 3.1
Uzbekistan 3.6 3.5 4.3 5.5 3.8
Kazakhstan 10.9 12.6 12.7 13.8 12.3
Azerbaijan 0.2
For supplies to southern Kazakhstan          
Uzbekistan 3.7 2.9 1.9 1.7 2.9
For supplies to Kyrgyzstan          
Uzbekistan 0.04 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 0.0*
Kazakhstan 0.06 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

* Less than 0.05

Over the course of 2018, the Gazprom Group purchased 19.3 billion cubic meters of gas in Central Asia.