Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod

formerly Volgotransgaz

100per cent ownership by Gazprom

News and events


11 Zvezdinka Str.
603950, Nizhny Novgorod
Russian Federation

(+7 831) 431-19-86
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Acting Head of PR and Media Relations Service

Tatyana Lyubavina

Acting Head of PR and Media Relations Service

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Vyacheslav Yugai is Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod.

He was born in Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic in 1963.

In 1986 he graduated from the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute majoring in Automation and Telemechanics.

Vyacheslav Yugai has been working in Gazprom companies for 26 years now.


Engineer; Deputy Head, than Head of the Instrumentation and Control Service; Deputy Head – Chief Engineer, Head of the Pelym Linepipe Operation Center, Tyumentransgaz (former Tyumentransgaz Production Association).


Deputy Chief Engineer – Head of the Directorate for Automation, Telecommunications and Information Systems, than – Deputy Director General for Compressor Stations Operations, Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk (former Tyumentransgaz).


Chief Engineer – First Deputy Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk.

Between May, 2012

Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod.


In 2005 Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod (former Volgotransgaz) celebrated its 45th anniversary. The company has a wealth of history and unique traditions. Construction of the first gas pipeline in the company’s activity region (Almetyevsk – Gorky) for associated petroleum gas transmission from Tatarstan was completed in 1959. In 1960 the Saratov – Gorky gas pipeline was constructed and in the same year the Gorky Gas Trunkline Operation Directorate was set up.

The gas pipelines were operated by 8 regional directorates: Storozhevskoye, Penzenskoye, Pochinkovskoye, Arzamasskoye, Priokskoye, Vladimirskoye, Ivanovskoye and Rybinskoye. Large-scale construction of gas trunklines was deployed in the region between 1974 and 1990 in parallel with successful development of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod.

Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod activity region

Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod activity region

Laying gas collector of workshop No.4, Yamburg – Yelets – 1 gas pipeline. Torbeyevskoye Line Pipe Operation Directorate, 1986.

Core businesses

Nowadays, Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod is Gazprom’s third subsidiary in terms of gas transmission volume. It is a multifunctional company maintaining a sustained gas supply to fourteen Russian regions (Republic of Mariy El, Republic of Mordovia, Republic of Tatarstan, Republic of Chuvashia, Krasnodar Krai, the Moscow, Vladimir, Ivanovo, Kirov, Kostroma, Nizhny Novgorod, Penza, Ulyanovsk and Yaroslavl Oblasts). Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod also uses the gas trunkline system to supply the ‘blue fuel’ to domestic and foreign consumers.

Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod operates the system comprising 12 thousand kilometers of gas trunklines annually transmitting around 240 billion cubic meters of the ‘blue fuel’, 49 compressor workshops, 265 gas pumping units and 365 gas distribution stations, as well as automation, telemechanics, energy supply and communication systems. The company embraces 25 branch companies including 16 line pipe operation directorates, an engineering center, an emergency response and recovery directorate, a motor transport enterprise, 11 gas filling stations, a procurement directorate, a staff training center and three recreation centers. Over 12 thousand employees secure the company’s effective business.

The company maintains a multi-level automated system of gas transmission management, which enters the industry-wide system of on-line dispatch management of Russia’s Unified Gas Supply System.

Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod pursues a proactive innovation policy. Many know-hows of the company are also applied by other subsidiaries of Gazprom. These include the cutting-edge automation and telemechanics systems, as well as computerized dispatch management systems, modern equipment for gas distribution stations, gas pipeline inspection and repair technologies. As part of the joint program of Gazprom and German Wintershall, a gas distribution station is being built by the Penza branch company with the use of equipment applied in Germany.

Zavolzhskoye Line Pipe Operation Directorate

Replacing faulty pipe section

Social policy

The company’s business hinges on the following basic principle – “Our people are our major asset”. The large-scale activities performed by the company resulted in taking top spots at the Russian Organization of High Social Efficiency competition in 2004 and 2005.

For over many years employees of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod have performed a proactive creative work in the corporate clubs. The company’s amateur creative teams vividly demonstrated remarkable success and progress within the Fakel Corporate Festival held in November 2006 in Kazan. The delegation of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod became the best team of the Festival.

In 2006 as part of the Gazprom to Children program modern children’s sports and recreation centers were opened in the settlement of Pochinki (Nizhny Novgorod Oblast) and the settlement of Krasnoarmeyskoye (Republic of Chuvashia). In September 2006 Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod hosted the 1st Children’s Spartakiada Games and the 6th Summer Spartakiada Games of Gazprom won by the company’s team.

Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod executes program for gas supply to northern regions of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast

Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod executes program for gas supply to northern regions of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast

Company’s amateur creative team performing at Fakel Festival, 2007 (Gelendzhik)

Sports center opening ceremony in Pochinki settlement

Company’s basketball team