2020

January

The TurkStream gas pipeline, which has two strings with a combined throughput capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters, was put into operation. The first string is delivering gas to Turkey, while the second string is intended for southern and southeastern Europe.

Alexey Miller (third left) speaking at grand opening ceremony for TurkStream gas pipeline. Photo by RIA Novosti
Alexey Miller (third left) speaking at grand opening ceremony for TurkStream gas pipeline. Photo by RIA Novosti

Alexey Miller (third left) speaking at grand opening ceremony for TurkStream gas pipeline. Photo by RIA Novosti

The following documents were signed:

  • the Memorandum of Understanding for strategic cooperation between Gazprom and Petrobangla, a state-owned corporation engaged in oil, gas and mineral resource-related activities in the People's Republic of Bangladesh;
  • the space planning solutions between Gazprom and the Sakhalin Region as part of the construction of an office complex and a residential complex in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk for the needs of the Gazprom Group, as well as a multi-purpose sports and leisure center and an ice arena, both of which will be available to the public;
  • the addendum to the Agreement of Cooperation between Gazprom and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra for setting up transport and social infrastructure in the regional municipalities;
  • the Roadmap between Gazprom and the Moscow Region for the increased use of hi-tech products, including import-substituting ones, manufactured by the region's companies in the interests of Gazprom;
  • the schedule between Gazprom and the Kursk Region for the synchronization of regional gas infrastructure expansion activities in 2020.

February

The following documents were signed:

  • the Protocol between Gazprom and the Government of the Republic of Belarus outlining the pricing procedure for natural gas supplies to Belarus in 2020;
  • the schedule between Gazprom and the Tomsk Region for the synchronization of gas infrastructure expansion activities in 2020;
  • the Roadmap between Gazprom and the Nizhny Novgorod Region for the expansion of industrial capacities on a regional scale;
  • the Cooperation Agreement between Gazprom Gazenergoset Geliy, Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, and KAMAZ. Under the Agreement, KAMAZ will produce freight trucks powered by liquefied natural gas to transport liquid helium for Gazprom Gazenergoset Geliy. The infrastructure for producing LNG and refueling these trucks will be set up by Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo.

Gazprom’s 15th Investor Day took place in New York and London.

Mikhail Rosseev was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee – Chief Accountant of Gazprom.

Mikhail Rosseev was elected as a Member of the Gazprom Management Committee.

Vyacheslav Koptelov was appointed Head of the Management Committee Administration.

Irina Milyutina was appointed Head of Department 101.

Dmitry Khandoga was appointed Head of Department 512.

Vladislav Borodin was appointed Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk.

Oleg Nikolaev was appointed Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg.

Mikhail Sereda was appointed First Deputy Director General of Gazprom Export and Director General of Gazprom Trading.

Pavel Oderov was appointed Deputy Director General for Foreign Trade at Gazprom Neft and Deputy Director General of Gazprom Export.

March

President of the Russian Federation instructed Gazprom to proceed to the pre-investment phase in the Power of Siberia 2 project.

The following document was signed:

  • the Contract on the amendments to the Basic Agreement on Asset Sale between Gazprom and OMV. The document provides for, inter alia, an extension of the negotiations for the final agreement on the deal until June 2022.

April

The Members of the Gazprom Management Committee donated their personal funds to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

May

A large field discovered on the shelf of the Yamal Peninsula was given the name of 75 Years of Victory.

Gazprom donated to the Government of St. Petersburg 200,000 biological protection suits purchased by the Company for the doctors who are fighting against the spread of the new coronavirus.

Valery Guryanov was appointed Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

June

Gazprom held the annual General Shareholders Meeting in the form of absentee voting. The Company's Board of Directors was elected as follows: Andrey Akimov, Timur Kulibaev, Denis Manturov, Vitaly Markelov, Viktor Martynov, Vladimir Mau, Alexey Miller, Alexander Novak, Dmitry Patrushev, Mikhail Sereda, and Viktor Zubkov.

Viktor Zubkov was elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors and Alexey Miller as Deputy Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors.

Drilling of the first producing well of the Kharasaveyskoye field commenced in the Yamal Peninsula.

Gazprom and RusGazDobycha reached a final investment decision on the project for the development of the Semakovskoye gas field in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.

Construction of an ice-resistant platform for the development of the Kamennomysskoye-Sea offshore field in the Arctic was launched.

The following documents were signed:

  • the 20-year commercial contracts between Gazprom and RusKhimAlyans for supplies of feed gas and sales gas for the Complex for processing ethane-containing gas in the Leningrad Region;
  • the long-term contract between Gazprom Export and Greece's Mytilineos S.A. for natural gas supplies.

The deal with a total debt volume of EUR 11.4 billion signed by Gazprom for the financing of the Amur Gas Processing Plant construction project received international awards from TXF and Proximo.

August

The following documents were signed:

  • the Programs for gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion in 2021–2025 with the Bryansk, Kaluga, Leningrad, Penza, Rostov, Tambov and Tula Regions, the Kamchatka, Krasnodar and Perm Territories, as well as the Komi Republic and the Chuvash Republic.

Gas penetration rate across Russian regions
as of January 1, 2020

Total for Russia
2020
 
70,1
%
2005
 
53,3
%
Cities and towns
2020
 
73
%
2005
 
60
%
Rural areas
2020
 
61,8
%
2005
 
34,8
%

Gazprom and the Government of Mongolia signed a Memorandum of Intent to set up a special-purpose company in Mongolia with the purpose of conducting a feasibility study for the construction and operation of a gas trunkline.

September

The Management Committee approved the 2021–2025 comprehensive programs for the reconstruction and re-equipment of gas production and transmission facilities.

The construction of the first production well was completed at the Semakovskoye gas field in the waters of Taz Bay of the Kara Sea. Commercial gas inflow was obtained.

Gazprom started to supply gas to the central water boiler house in the city of Vorkuta, which provides hot water and heat to the central part of the city.

The environmental effect of switching boiler houses from fuel oil to gas
The environmental effect of switching boiler houses from fuel oil to gas

The environmental effect of switching boiler houses from fuel oil to gas

The following documents were signed:

  • the Programs for gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion in 2021–2025 with the Amur, Arkhangelsk, Sakhalin, Smolensk and Yaroslavl Regions, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), and the Khabarovsk Territory.

presentation of a helium production and marketing project that forms part of Gazprom's Eastern Gas Program took place at the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg.

October

A new gas deposit was discovered at the Leningradskoye field of the Yamal gas production center.

Drilling rig at Leningradskoye field
Drilling rig at Leningradskoye field

Drilling rig at Leningradskoye field

Two new natural gas filling stations for motor vehicles were opened in Moscow. Gazprom’s gas refueling network in the region was expanded to seven facilities.

The following documents were signed:

  • the Programs for gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion in 2021–2025 with the Volgograd, Voronezh and Ryazan Regions, the Republic of Adygea, and the Primorye Territory.

Alexey Miller was reelected as the President of the International Business Congress for a two-year period.

Vyacheslav Mikhalenko was reelected as a Member of the Gazprom Management Committee for a five-year period.

November

In the course of formation productivity tests, commercial gas inflow of over 1 million cubic meters per day was obtained at the Leningradskoye field. This is a record-high figure for the fields located on the Arctic shelf of Russia.

Drilling rig at Leningradskoye field
Drilling rig at Leningradskoye field

Drilling rig at Leningradskoye field

The following documents were signed:

  • the Programs for gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion in 2021–2025 with the Astrakhan, Ivanovo, Lipetsk, Moscow, Orel and Ulyanovsk Regions, as well as the Republics of Bashkortostan, Ingushetia, Kalmykia, Karachay-Cherkessia, Mari El and Mordovia, and the Stavropol Territory.

An award ceremony took place for the winners of the 11th Corporate Contest for the PR services of Gazprom’s subsidiaries and entities.

December

The Gazprom Board of Directors approved the investment program and budget for 2021.

The Gazprom Management Committee approved the Company's tax policy framework for 2021–2023.

The following documents were signed:

  • the Protocol on the pricing procedure for natural gas supplies to Belarus until 2022 between Gazprom and the Government of the Republic of Belarus;
  • the documents to extend the contracts for Russian gas supplies to and gas transit across the Republic of Moldova between Gazprom and Moldovagaz;
  • the Programs for gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion in 2021–2025 with St. Petersburg, the Belgorod, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Kirov, Kurgan, Kursk, Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Pskov, Samara, Saratov, Tomsk, Tver, Tyumen, Vladimir and Vologda Regions, the Republics of Altai, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karelia, North Ossetia-Alania, Udmurtia and the Chechen Republic, the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area –Yugra, and the Altai Territory;
  • the Master Agreement to develop two fields in the Nenets Autonomous Area between Gazprom and LUKOIL;
  • the agreement for cooperation in creating and using satellite systems between Gazprom Space Systems and Roscosmos.

The International Children's Social Programme Football for Friendship united children from over 100 countries and set a new Guinness World Records™ title.

The innovative program for geological exploration project management by NIIgazeconomika won the top Science and Technology Prize.

The winners of the corporate occupational health and safety contest were awarded.

The awarding of the winners and laureates of the 10th Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest was held.

The eighth sports and health center built in the Leningrad Region under the Gazprom for Children program opened its doors.