Gazprom Kyrgyzstan

100 per cent ownership by Gazprom

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Contacts

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Bishkek, 720005

(+996 312) 53-00-35
(+996 312) 53-00-33 fax

delo@gazprom.kg

kyrgyzstan.gazprom.ru

Head of PR and Media Relations Service

Asel Abykeeva

Head of PR and Media Relations Service

(+996 312) 92-01-33
(+996 555) 38-22-22

abykeeva.az@gazprom.kg

Management

Bolot Abildaev is Director General of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan.

He was born on September 6, 1963.

Education

Bolot Abildaev graduated from Kyrgyz State University in 1985, majoring in Economics.

In 1987, he earned a degree from the Voznesensky Leningrad Institute of Finance and Economics. In 1990, he received a PhD from the Institute.

Professional experience

Bolot Abildaev started his career as an Economist at the Central Statistics Directorate of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic.

1990–1991

Commercial director of a research and production association under the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

1991–1993

Vice President of the Kyrgyz Commodity Exchange.

1993–1996

Head of a number of commercial entities.

1996

Chief Inspector of the State Tax Inspectorate.

1997

Head of the regional office of the Treasury of the Sverdlovsky District of Bishkek.

1999–2000

Head of the Severnaya Railway Customs Office of the State Customs Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2000–2001

Head of the Customs Payments and Revenue Directorate of the State Customs Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2001

Director of the Central Treasury of the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2002

Minister of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2005

Advisor to Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.

from 2006

Director General of Gazprom Neft Asia.

2008–2015

Head of Gazprom’s representative office in the Kyrgyz Republic.

from 2014

Director General of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan.

Company history

On October 9, 2008, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and Gazprom inked the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation within the privatization process of Kyrgyzgaz. On June 21, 2013, Kyrgyzgaz shareholders set up KyrgyzgazProm and transferred all the assets, rights and obligations of Kyrgyzgaz to the new company.

On April 14, 2014, Kyrgyzgaz and Gazprom signed in Bishkek a Sales and Purchase Agreement pursuant to which Kyrgyzgaz assigned the ownership of a 100 per cent stake in its subsidiary KyrgyzgazProm to Gazprom. 

Signing of Sales and Purchase Agreement between Kyrgyzgaz and Gazprom

Signing of Sales and Purchase Agreement between Kyrgyzgaz and Gazprom

Due to the change in ownership, KyrgyzgazProm underwent a state reregistration procedure and was renamed as Gazprom Kyrgyzstan on July 11, 2014, making Gazprom the owner of the Kyrgyz gas transmission infrastructure.

Major activities

Gazprom Kyrgyzstan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom.

The company is focused on natural gas supplies and marketing within the Kyrgyz Republic.

Gazprom Kyrgyzstan sees its mission as providing reliable, efficient and uninterrupted natural gas supplies to consumers, expanding Kyrgyzstan’s gasification infrastructure, and reconstructing and upgrading its gas transmission capacities and underground gas storage and distribution facilities.

The company’s priority activities are as follows:

  • natural gas transmission, distribution and marketing;
  • reconstruction and expansion of the existing gas transmission systems and underground gas storage facilities in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Sokuluk compressor station

Sokuluk compressor station

Over the past year, Gazprom Kyrgyzstan has come close to implementing major infrastructure projects, such as the construction and reconstruction of gas trunklines. The company has overhauled six gas compressors at the Sokuluk CS and completed the routine repairs at the 50-kilometer-long medium- and low-pressure gas distribution pipelines.

Reconstruction completed at first train of Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas trunkline

Reconstruction completed at first train of Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas trunkline

For the first time in 40 years, 113 kilometers of the Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas trunkline underwent in-line inspections resulting in the elimination of 739 defects and replacement of 200 pipe sections.

Gazprom Kyrgyzstan starts laying gas pipelines in streets of Bishkek’s private housing area

Gazprom Kyrgyzstan starts laying gas pipelines in streets of Bishkek’s private housing area

Environmental protection

The company’s air protection measures are aimed at reducing harmful atmospheric emissions, ensuring legislative compliance, and preventing emergencies. In 2015, harmful atmospheric emissions totaled 1.87 tons within the limits of the maximum permissible concentration.

Gazprom Kyrgyzstan takes efforts to protect the water environment by improving the quality of natural water and purifying it to achieve the drinking water standards. The company reconstructs its sewage treatment facilities with a view to reduce untreated sewage discharge into the environment.

Staff members take part in annual environmental campaigns for cleaning up parks and public gardens in Bishkek and the areas adjacent to the company’s facilities.

Participants in Make the City Clean environmental campaign

Participants in Make the City Clean environmental campaign

In order to provide for sustainable use of land and to fight soil pollution, Gazprom Kyrgyzstan is engaged in technical and biological reclamation of disturbed land. Traditionally, employees actively contribute to environmental campaigns through landscaping in the areas of the company’s operation, planting trees, and cleaning up trash.

Gazprom Kyrgyzstan making city clean

Gazprom Kyrgyzstan making city clean

Social policy

On August 31, 2015, Gazprom Management Committee Chairman Alexey Miller and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariev took part in the opening ceremony for a health and fitness center in Kara-Suu, Osh Region.

Passing of symbolic key to health and fitness center in Kara-Suu

Passing of symbolic key to health and fitness center in Kara-Suu

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariev

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariev

The center in Kara-Suu is the first sports facility to have been built in Kyrgyzstan under the large-scale Gazprom for Children program.

Health and fitness center in Kara-Suu

Health and fitness center in Kara-Suu

The center can be used for training sessions and competitions in badminton, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. It can receive over 200 people per day.

On December 22, 2015, the city of Talas hosted the opening ceremony for a multi-purpose health and fitness center built under the Gazprom for Children program.

Passing of symbolic key to health and fitness center in Talas

Passing of symbolic key to health and fitness center in Talas

The ceremony was attended by Gazprom Management Committee Deputy Chairman Vitaly Markelov and Gazprom Kyrgyzstan Director General Bolot Abildaev.

Health and fitness center in Talas

Health and fitness center in Talas

It is planned to build 16 sports complexes in the Kyrgyz Republic within the scope of the Gazprom for Children program.

Every year, Gazprom Kyrgyzstan celebrates the Victory in the Great Patriotic War by extending greetings and financial support to war veterans across the country.

Honoring Great Patriotic War veterans

Honoring Great Patriotic War veterans

Joint commemorative photo

Joint commemorative photo

The company rendered financial assistance to the Hematology Department of the National Center for Maternal and Children’s Health, with new furniture purchased as a result.

Targeted assistance for veterans

Targeted assistance for veterans

Hematology Department of National Center for Maternal and Children’s Health under Kyrgyz Health Ministry

Hematology Department of National Center for Maternal and Children’s Health under Kyrgyz Health Ministry

Prospects

The company’s prospects are linked to the construction of the second train of the Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas trunkline. Over the course of 2016, Gazprom Kyrgyzstan plans to provide with gas 22 new buildings in Bishkek and a number of localities in the Chuy Region, to start the reconstruction of a CNG filling station in the Prigorodnoye settlement and another one in Tokmok, to build a new administration building in Bishkek, and to continue reconstructing its facilities.

First joint welded at final section of second train of Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas trunkline

First joint welded at final section of second train of Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province – Tashkent – Bishkek – Almaty gas trunkline

In line with the General Scheme of Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Kyrgyz Republic, Gazprom Kyrgyzstan aims to raise the country’s gas penetration level to 62 per cent and supply more than 400 localities with gas.