Company history in brief
February 17, 1993
Pursuant to the Russian Government's Resolution in furtherance of the relevant Presidential Decree, Gazprom Gas Concern is reorganized into Russian Joint Stock Company Gazprom.
January 26, 1993
In accordance with the Russian President's Order, Rem Vyakhirev is appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors – Chairman of the Management Committee of RJSC Gazprom. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors up to May 31, 1996.
Gazprom's privatization starts.
May 31, 1995
Gazprom's first annual General Shareholders Meeting is held.
An official presentation of the Gazprom headquarters is held at 16 Nametkina Street in Moscow.
October 23, 1996
The first joint of the Yamal – Europe gas pipeline is welded in Belarus.
December 15, 1997
An intergovernmental agreement for Russian gas supplies to Turkey is signed. The agreement launches the Blue Stream project – the first offshore pipeline for gas exports from Russia.
June 26, 1998
Pursuant to the decision of the General Shareholders Meeting, Gazprom is reorganized into an open joint stock company.
June 27, 1999
Viktor Chernomyrdin is elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors (in office until June 2000).
The Yamal – Europe gas pipeline running across Russia, Belarus, Poland, and Germany enters commercial operation.
Rem Vyakhirev and Alexander Lukashenko attend commissioning ceremony for Yamal – Europe gas pipeline
February 3, 2000
The first joint of the Blue Stream gas pipeline is welded in the Krasnodar Territory.
June 30, 2000
Dmitry Medvedev is elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors (in office up to June 2001). He is re-elected in June 2002 and occupies this post for six years until being elected President of Russia.
May 30, 2001
Alexey Miller is elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.
June 29, 2001
Rem Vyakhirev is elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors (in office up to June 2002).
October 31, 2001
Gazprom starts producing gas from Zapolyarnoye, one of the largest fields in the world.
July 16, 2002
Pursuant to the Russian Government's Order, Gazprom is tasked with coordinating the execution of the state-run Eastern Gas Program.
November 18, 2002
Gazprom resolves to launch the Nord Stream project – a fundamentally new route for Russian gas supplies to Europe via the Baltic Sea.
February 20, 2003
The Company starts commercial gas supplies via Blue Stream.
October 2, 2004
The Zapolyarnoye field reaches the capacity of 100 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
September 2, 2005
Gazprom's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment is brought by an LNG carrier to a regasification terminal in the United States.
September 8, 2005
Gazprom, BASF, and E.ON sign an agreement in principle to build Nord Stream.
Signing of agreement in principle between Gazprom, BASF, and E.ON to build North European Gas Pipeline
October 21, 2005
Gazprom takes control over 75.679 per cent of Sibneft (from June 2006 – Gazprom Neft), laying the foundation for further development of the Company's oil business.
A law is adopted, providing that the Russian Government shall possess no less than 50 per cent plus one share of the Company. Restrictions on the acquisition of Gazprom's shares by foreign investors are lifted.
August 18, 2006
Gazprom's first LNG cargo is delivered to the Asian market. The cargo is purchased by Japan.
December 21, 2006
April 25, 2007
The Board of Directors approves Gazprom's Power Generation Strategy, thanks to which the Company becomes the largest power producer in Russia among heat generating companies.
May 24, 2007
Phase 1 of the Haidach UGS facility – the first underground gas storage facility in Europe constructed with Gazprom's participation – is completed in Austria.
December 18, 2007
The Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas field – the first gas production project in Russia executed jointly with a foreign partner and based on an asset swap deal – is put onstream.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Dmitry Medvedev at commissioning ceremony for Yuzhno-Russkoye field
June 27, 2008
November 12, 2008
Pilot production at the first block of the hard-to-reach Achimov deposits in the Urengoyskoye field is launched jointly with Wintershall.
Alexey Miller and Jurgen Hambrecht at commissioning ceremony for block of Achimov deposits in Urengoyskoye field
December 3, 2008
Yury Neyolov, Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Alexey Miller, Viktor Zubkov, and Vladimir Torlopov, Head of Komi Republic
February 18, 2009
August 26, 2009
The Dzuarikau – Tskhinval gas pipeline – a unique facility passing through the mountainous part of the Great Caucasus at a height of over 1,500 meters – is brought onstream.
September 28, 2009
October 30, 2009
Gazprom begins to independently produce gas from the second block of the Achimov deposits in the Urengoyskoye field.
Comprehensive gas treatment unit No. 22 at block 2A of Achimov deposits in Urengoyskoye field
February 12, 2010
Russia's first coalbed methane production facility is put onstream in the Kemerovo Region.
April 9, 2010
Construction is launched for Nord Stream.
Dmitry Medvedev at official event marking construction start of Nord Stream gas pipeline in Baltic Sea
September 29, 2010
The Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky gas trunkline comes onstream, bringing first gas supplies to the capital city of the Kamchatka Territory.
Commissioning ceremony for Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky gas trunkline
April 7, 2011
Gazprom starts producing gas and gas condensate from the Valanginian deposits of the Zapolyarnoye field.
Viktor Belogurov, oil and gas production operator at Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg
June 6, 2011
The Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline, Russia's first offshore gas pipeline, is put into operation.
August 26, 2011
An offshore ice-resistant stationary platform is delivered to the Prirazlomnoye oil field in the Pechora Sea.
September 8, 2011
Alexey Miller and Vladimir Putin attend commissioning ceremony for first startup complex of Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system
October 7, 2011
Gazprom acquires a subsurface use license for the Kovyktinskoye field, which will serve as the basis for the Irkutsk gas production center.
November 8, 2011
Event celebrating commissioning of first string of Nord Stream gas pipeline. Photo by RIA Novosti
November 21, 2011
The Banatski Dvor UGS facility built by Gazprom and Srbijagas is put into operation in Serbia.
November 25, 2011
Gazprom acquires 100 per cent of Beltransgaz, renaming it as Gazprom Transgaz Belarus upon closing the transaction, and becomes the owner of the Belarusian gas transmission system.
March 23, 2012
A combined cycle gas turbine unit with the capacity of 800 MW is brought onstream at the Kirishi SDPP. It is the largest heat generating facility put into operation in the last 30 years, with the highest power capacity in Russia at the time.
Mikhail Izovit, station’s Senior Shift Supervisor, setting capacity level of CCGTU-800 at Kirishi SDPP in presence of Vladimir Putin and Alexey Miller
October 8, 2012
The second string of Nord Stream comes online.
October 23, 2012
October 31, 2012
Gazprom starts to set up a gas production center in Yakutia. An investment decision is made to pre-develop the Chayandinskoye field and construct a gas pipeline stretching from Yakutia to Blagoveshchensk – the first section of a new gas transmission system named Power of Siberia.
December 5, 2012
Gazprom delivers the world's first LNG shipment via the Northern Sea Route – the shortest sea passage between northern Europe and northeast Asia.
Ob River LNG carrier successfully delivers world’s first LNG shipment via Northern Sea Route
January 15, 2013
The Zapolyarnoye field is brought to its full capacity – 130 billion cubic meters of gas per year – and becomes the most productive field in Russia.
January 21, 2013
The Adler TPP – the most state-of-the-art power generating facility in Sochi – comes onstream.
September 23, 2013
The Kaliningradskoye UGS facility, Russia's first UGS facility built in a salt cavern, is brought into operation.
October 4, 2013
Gazprom starts commercial gas production from the Moc Tinh and Hai Thach fields offshore Vietnam.
Commissioning ceremony for commercial gas production offshore Vietnam
October 23, 2013
Gazprom is the first Russian company to use subsea technologies in gas production, applying them at the Kirinskoye field offshore Sakhalin Island.
Graphic representation of subsea production facility at Kirinskoye field
December 20, 2013
By the beginning of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Gazprom puts into operation a number of key sports and energy facilities. The Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline and the Adler TPP provide reliable energy supplies to the city and adjacent areas.
January 16, 2014
Gazprom increases its share in ArmRosgazprom to 100 per cent, renaming it as Gazprom Armenia upon closing the transaction. Gazprom Armenia owns gas transmission assets in Armenia and delivers gas to local consumers.
April 10, 2014
Gazprom acquires 100 per cent of KyrgyzgazProm (Gazprom Kyrgyzstan upon closing the transaction), the exclusive importer of natural gas to Kyrgyzstan and the owner of the country's gas transmission and distribution systems.
May 21, 2014
Gazprom and CNPC sign the 30-year Sales and Purchase Agreement for Russian pipeline gas, the largest gas supply contract in Russian history.
Signing of Sales and Purchase Agreement for Russian pipeline gas. Photo by RIA Novosti
May 31, 2014
Commercial production and oil shipments commence at the Badra field in Iraq.
September 1, 2014
December 2, 2014
May 8, 2015
Gazprom and CNPC ink the Heads of Agreement for gas deliveries to China via the western route.
July 21, 2015
Gazprom becomes a public joint stock company.
September 4, 2015
Gazprom and Wintershall sign the Agreement to close an asset swap deal. Gazprom increases its share in WINGAS, WIEH, and WIEE to 100 per cent, as well as receives a 50 per cent stake in WINZ. Wintershall obtains 25.01 per cent in the project for developing Blocks 4A and 5A in the Achimov deposits of the Urengoyskoye field.
October 14, 2015
Construction is launched for the Amur Gas Processing Plant, the biggest such plant in Russia and second largest in the world.
October 27, 2015
Welding of first joint of Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas trunkline at official ceremony
December 22, 2015
Two 420 MW combined cycle gas turbines are put onstream, one at CHPP-20 in Moscow and the other at the Serov SDPP in the Sverdlovsk Region.
May 25, 2016
Arctic Gate, a unique oil loading terminal, is brought onstream in the Arctic. For the first time in the history of Russia's fuel and energy complex, Yamal oil can be shipped by sea on a year-round basis.
June 30, 2016
Two new power units – STU-660 at the Troitsk SDPP and STU-330 at the Novocherkassk SDPP – are put into operation.
September 16, 2016
September 21, 2016
Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye, Russia's northernmost active oil field, is put onstream.
September 22, 2016
Drilling rig at Yuzhno-Lunskaya structure of Kirinsky prospect, Sakhalin III project
December 9, 2016
The world's first multimedia scientific and educational Gas Transmission Museum opens in Moscow.
Interactive model of gas distribution station at Gas Transmission Museum
January 18, 2017
May 7, 2017
August 3, 2017
September 25, 2017
The Gazprom Group is ranked first in the annual S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings.
December 1, 2017
Acrylic acid and butyl acrylate production plant owned by Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat
March 13, 2018
Gazprom sets an absolute record for daily supplies to Europe by exporting 713.4 million cubic meters of gas.
September 5, 2018
Solitaire vessel starts pipelay for Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Gulf of Finland. Stock photo by Allseas
November 19, 2018
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Republic of Turkey, and Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation, give command to weld final joint of TurkStream gas pipeline’s second string. Photo by kremlin.ru
December 5, 2018
Alexey Miller on conference call with Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation
December 5, 2018
Alexander Gaivoronsky, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta (operator of Ukhta – Torzhok and Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipelines), during conference call with Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation, and Alexey Miller
December 19, 2018
Power Unit No. 1 with a capacity of some 180 MW comes onstream at the Grozny Thermal Power Plant.
January 8, 2019
An offshore gas receiving terminal and a floating storage and regasification unit called Marshal Vasilevskiy are brought into operation in the Kaliningrad Region, bringing regional energy security to a fundamentally new level.
March 20, 2019
Full-scale development of the Kharasaveyskoye field starts in the Yamal Peninsula.
May 17, 2019
Gazprom discovers two new fields containing over 500 billion cubic meters of gas – the Dinkov and Nyarmeyskoye fields – on the shelf of the Yamal Peninsula.
June 28, 2019
The second power unit of the Grozny Thermal Power Plant with a capacity of some 180 MW – the final facility in the Gazprom Group’s ambitious program for the creation of new capacities under its capacity supply agreements – comes onstream.
December 2, 2019
The Company commences the first-ever pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China via the eastern route – the Power of Siberia gas trunkline. Power of Siberia starts to receive gas from the Yakutia-based Chayandinskoye field, on the basis of which a new gas production center was created in the region from the ground up.
Ceremonial event marking start of first-ever pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China, Atamanskaya compressor station, Amur Region
January 8, 2020
The TurkStream gas pipeline, which has two strings with a combined throughput capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters, is put into operation. The first string is delivering gas to Turkey, while the second string is intended for southern and southeastern Europe.