Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg

formerly Lentransgaz

100 per cent ownership by Gazprom

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3 (bld. 2) Varshvskaya St.,

196128, Saint Petersburg,

Russian Federation

(+7 812) 455-12-00

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Head of PR and Media Relations Service

Nina Sorokina

Head of PR and Media Relations Service

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Georgy Fokin was born in Leningrad in 1965.

He graduated from Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute, majoring in Optoelectronic Devices. PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Doctor of Engineering.


Deputy Director General, Corporate Development and Asset Management, Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg Since


Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg.

Awards and titles

  • Winner of the Gazprom science and technology prize;
  • Winner of the 2009 Russian Government Science and Technology Prize.


For more than 65 years now, the company has been engaged in natural gas transmission across Northwestern Russia.

The business activity of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg started from 1948, the date of commissioning the Kohtla – Yarve – Leningrad gas pipeline to deliver shale gas to the city on the Neva River.

Kohtla – Yarve – Leningrad 2nd line, 1952

Kohtla – Yarve – Leningrad 2nd line, 1952

In 1959 the Serpukhov – Leningrad gas pipeline was constructed. The pipeline supplied natural gas to the northern capital. In 1964 the Belousovo – Leningrad gas pipeline was brought onstream. In the 1960s in order to smooth out seasonal fluctuations in the gas transmission system (GTS) operation, the Gatchinskoye and Nevskoye underground gas storage (UGS) facilities were brought online.

The 1970–80s were marked by the commissioning of new facilities and gas pipelines: Valdai – Pskov – Riga, Izborsk – Tartu – Rakvere, Torzhok – Valdai, Ukhta – Torzhok, Gryazovets – Torzhok, Torzhok – Minsk – Ivatsevichi, Gryazovets – Leningrad, Leningrad – Vyborg – Gosgranitsa and the Nevskoye UGS facility.

In the 1980s the company turned into the main gas supplier to Belarus and the transportation corridor to Western Europe.

The 1990s are associated with the Tula – Torzhok, Torzhok – Dolina gas trunklines construction. Via the Volkhov – Petrozavodsk pipeline natural gas was delivered to the Republic of Karelia.

In the 2000s the company takes an active part in Gazprom’s strategic projects – construction of the Yamal – Europe gas pipeline and execution of the program for increasing natural gas supplies to the Kaliningrad Region.

Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg activity region

Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg activity region

Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg headquarters

Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg headquarters

Major activity

Nowadays Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg is a fast growing gas transmission company with the strategy aimed at securing the energy stability of Northwestern Russia, as well as precise execution of Gazprom’s contractual obligations on gas exports.

The company’s subdivisions supply gas to 9 Russian constituent entities and such major industrial centers as Saint Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod, Pskov, Smolensk, Torzhok, Rzhev, Vyborg, Petrozavodsk and Kaliningrad. The company exports gas to Finland, Baltic States, Belarus and further on to Europe.

Pikalevo compressor station

Pikalevo compressor station

The gas transmission system maintained by Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg annually supplies consumers with more than 100 billion cubic meters of hydrocarbon feedstock and fuel. Natural gas is supplied with a high degree of reliability maintained according to contractual terms.

The company’s production and social facilities include 13 line pipe operation centers and other auxiliary units. The company is responsible for more than 10 thousand kilometers of gas trunklines, 240 gas distribution stations, 32 compressor workshops containing 192 gas compressor units with a total capacity of above 1,795 MW.

Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg currently employs nearly 7,000 individuals.

Environmental protection

The environmental targets of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg are set out in the company’s quality assurance, environmental, labor and industrial safety policy. They are aimed at preventing and constantly reducing the environmental impacts as well as rational management of natural resources.

According to the effective Integrated Management System, the company annually identifies environmental aspects and takes measures on managing the most significant ones.

Compliance with the environmental protection requirements is observed at each stage of the company’s business activity: industrial environmental control and environmental quality monitoring are carried out as well as IMS internal audits and purpose-oriented management audits at affiliated companies.

Pikalevo compressor station

Pikalevo compressor station

As part of commissioning the facilities of the Gryazovets – Vyborg gas pipeline, its linear part and the Portovaya, Elizavetinskaya, Volkhovskaya and Pikalevo compressor stations, the company has engaged an independent consultant on environmental issues from D’Appolonia according to the service provision contract. Invited by the International Finance Corporation, the consultant will verify the performance of credit obligations by Gazprom.

Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg is fully aware of the environmental safety issues and making significant efforts to preserve healthy environment for future generations.

Social policy

The principal directions of the production and economic development strategy adopted by Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg naturally impact the company’s social policy.

Being a responsible employer, the company provides a high level of social protection to its employees and their family members. The company runs special programs to support women and families with children, young professionals, and retired employees.

Veterans laying flowers at monument to Heroic Defenders of Leningrad

Veterans laying flowers at monument to Heroic Defenders of Leningrad

The company intensely recruits young people into its business and fosters talent development in its young specialists. More than 20 per cent of the company’s employees are young people aged under 30. Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg arranged a scholarship for students from Russia’s major universities.

School of advanced working techniques and methods

School of advanced working techniques and methods

The Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg team is famous for its sports traditions. Nearly one-third of the company’s workers regularly go in for sports. The company’s sports teams including the children’s ones are constant participants of all the Spartakiada Games of Gazprom since the first one.

The company encourages sports activities in the region of its operation. Five sports and recreation centers have been inaugurated in the Leningrad, Tver, Novgorod and Pskov Regions as part of the Gazprom for Children program. According to Alexey Gaiduk, Deputy Director at Large, “Promotion of children’s sports in Russian regions is a priory of the company’s social policy”.

Opening of Gazovik children’s sports and recreation center in Volkhov

Opening of Gazovik children’s sports and recreation center in Volkhov

Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg employees perform brilliantly at Gazprom’s corporate Fakel Festival of amateur groups and performers. The Festival jury had repeatedly granted the title of a laureate to the company’s employees.

Winners of corporate Fakel Festival held in Gelendzhik

Winners of corporate Fakel Festival held in Gelendzhik

The company is pursuing a proactive charity policy in the region. It renders assistance to orphanages, schools, sports clubs, health care institutions, museums and churches.

Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg supports public projects contributing to the development of culture, science, education, promotion of healthy lifestyle. 

Ongoing restoration of Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum underpinned by Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg

Ongoing restoration of Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum underpinned by Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg


The future of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg is determined by Gazprom’s prioritized projects.

The Nord Stream gas pipeline, a fundamentally new route of Russian gas transmission to Europe, plays a special role in the company’s plans.

Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg experts operate four compressor stations and 598 kilometers out of 917 kilometers of the Gryazovets – Vyborg gas trunkline designed to carry gas into the Nord Stream gas pipeline.

In particular, the Portovaya compressor station located on the Russian Baltic Sea coast near Vyborg is a unique gas transmission facility unrivaled in Russia in terms of capacity and operating pressure.

Portovaya compressor station

Portovaya compressor station