Gazprom Transgaz Saratov
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Leonid Chernoshchyokov is Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov.
He was born in Krivoy Rog (Dnepropetrovsk Region, Ukraine) on November 15, 1950.
Leonid Chernoshchyokov graduated from Krivoy Rog Mining Institute. He is a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Technological Sciences. He has a PhD in Economics.
Leonid Chernoshchyokov has worked in the gas industry all his life. His career started at Sredaztransgaz and Tyumentransgaz. Since 2002, Leonid Chernoshchyokov has been in charge of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov (formerly Yugtransgaz).
Titles and awards
- Excellency in Gas Industry badge;
- Honored Gas Worker;
- Honored Worker of the Fuel and Energy Sector;
- Merited Economist of the Russian Federation;
- Medal for Subsurface Exploration and Oil and Gas Industry Development in Western Siberia;
- Medal for Cooperation with the Federal Security Service of Russia, awarded by the Federal Security Service of Russia;
- Commemorative Medal and Merit Certificate from the Russian President for a significant contribution to the preparation and staging of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and the XI Paralympic Winter Games held in Sochi in 2014;
- Order of Friendship;
- Order of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh (3rd grade), awarded by the Russian Orthodox Church.
Leonid Chernoshchyokov is a member of the Saratov Region Duma.
The company’s history dates back to the Great Patriotic War: in October 1942, natural gas was delivered for the first time from the Yelshanskoye field to the Saratov power plant via a 16-kilometer gas pipeline.
In 1944, the construction of Saratov – Moscow, the first national gas trunkline, started. With that pipeline, Russia’s gas industry was born.
Construction of Saratov – Moscow gas pipeline
In 1967, upon the commissioning of the unique Central Asia – Center gas transmission system that had a length of about 9,000 kilometers, Saratov essentially became a gas distribution center. At present, Gazprom Transgaz Saratov conveys gas produced in the Orenburg and Tyumen Regions, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan to central Russia, North Caucasus, Ukraine, and Europe.
Construction of Central Asia – Center gas pipeline
Gazprom Transgaz Saratov headquarters
Novopetrovskaya compressor station, Petrovskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center
Gazprom Transgaz Saratov’s scope of activities includes:
- natural gas transmission via gas trunklines;
- gas supply to consumers via gas distribution stations;
- operation and development of gas transmission systems.
Gazprom Transgaz Saratov operates and maintains over 7,000 kilometers of gas trunklines and branches, as well as six CNG filling stations. The company owns 11 gas pipeline operation centers, 29 compressor workshops, and 165 gas compressor units with a total capacity of more than 1.314 million kW.
With 215 gas distribution stations, Gazprom Transgaz Saratov supplies gas to around 4 million consumers in the Saratov Region and parts of the Tambov and Penza Regions.
Compressor station, Yekaterinovskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center
Gazprom Transgaz Saratov’s environmental service is comprised of the environmental protection and energy saving division, the environmental protection laboratory of the Engineering & Technical Center, environmental engineers, and employees in charge of energy saving at the company’s branches.
Engineering & Technical Center’s environmental protection laboratory
The environmental protection laboratory uses cutting-edge equipment and employs state-of-the-art methods of environmental control at industrial facilities.
The Engineering & Technical Center supplies the company’s branches with design and regulatory documentation that meets the requirements of the environmental legislation, as well as with water, air and soil analysis data. Gazprom Transgaz Saratov was recognized as the leading company of the Saratov fuel and energy complex in terms of environmental safety.
The company has adopted the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system.
Radiation control at Gazprom Transgaz Saratov’s production facilities
Fakel Amateur Arts Festival
Gazprom Transgaz Saratov actively contributes to every aspect of its employees’ social life.
The healthcare institutions of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov provide medical services to over 13,000 employees, their families, and retired pensioners.
Promotion of sports is among the focus areas of the company’s social programs.
The Rodnichok Health and Fitness Center has an excellent sports base that includes a football field with artificial turf, a comfortable gym, volleyball and basketball courts, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Promotion of sports is among priorities in company’s social policy
The Niva Health and Recreation Center located in the Saratov Region offers unique opportunities for sports and recreation to the company’s employees, their families, and individual guests.
The company takes part in Gazprom’s corporate housing program that helps employees and their families improve their housing conditions through mortgage loans.
Gazprom Transgaz Saratov is an active contributor to the Gazprom for Children program. Over 20 sports facilities – stadiums, swimming pools, sports and recreation centers, outdoor sports- and playgrounds, and hockey courts – were built in the Saratov, Penza and Tambov Regions. The construction of the Gazovik Sports and Recreation Center is in full swing in Saratov (Solnechny settlement) and a children’s health camp in the Karaul settlement (Tambov Region) is nearing completion.
Gazovik Sports and Recreation Center, Petrovsk, Saratov Region
Gazprom Transgaz Saratov’s development prospects are linked to the 2016–2020 Comprehensive Program for the reconstruction and re-equipment of Gazprom’s gas transmission facilities. The Program contemplates reconstructing two of the region’s largest gas distribution stations (GDS-7 in Saratov and GDS in Balakovo). The construction project for a new GDS in Engels is under development as part of the Russian Regions Gasification Program.
The company plans to complete the construction of the Tokarevka – Zherdevka gas pipeline and continue the gasification of Tambov and the Tambov Region.
Projects for the reconstruction of the Central Asia – Center gas trunkline system are under development in line with the 2015–2017 Program for expanding the UGS system in the Russian Federation. They provide for the construction of a gas pipeline looping (1,000 millimeters in diameter, spanning 87 kilometers from the Privolzhskaya CS to the Petrovskaya CS) and a new workshop at the Privolzhskaya compressor station, as well as the retrofitting of four compressor stations. All of these measures will help ensure gas transmission from UGS facilities to consumers during peak loads.