• Congratulations from Alexey Miller
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  • 17 February, 2013

    During this period we have turned into one of the world’s leading, most rapidly developing and productive companies.

    We tap into hard-to-reach production areas, construct unparalleled gas trunklines, enter into new sales markets. We are the only Russian Company producing liquefied natural gas. We are the leaders of the Russian power industry and one of the major national oil companies.

    Within two decades we have produced 10.7 trillion cubic meters of gas, 447 million tons of oil and gas condensate. We have supplied 6 trillion cubic meters of gas to Russian consumers and 4 trillion – abroad.

    Gazprom owns a unique gas transmission system. During the period of 20 years we have extended it to the length of the Earth’s equator, namely, 40 thousand kilometers.

    We work for the benefit of our country. We are the gas, the heat and the electricity in the homes of the Russians. Over the two decades the gasification of Russia has increased by 23 per cent.

    We are proud of our work. We make life more comfortable and, therefore, we create the future!

    Milestones and facts


    February 17

    Pursuant to the Russian Government’s Resolution based on the Presidential Decree, Gazprom Gas Concern was reorganized into a Russian Joint Stock Company.

    January 26

    In accordance with the Russian President’s Order, Rem Vyakhirev was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors – Chairman of the Management Committee of RAO Gazprom. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors up to May 31, 1996.



    Privatization of Gazprom started.


    May 31

    Gazprom’s first annual General Shareholders Meeting was held.


    The official presentation of the Gazprom headquarters was held at 16 Nametkina Street in Moscow.


    October 23

    The first joint of the Yamal – Europe gas pipeline was welded in Belarus.


    December 15

    An intergovernmental agreement was signed on Russian gas supplies to Turkey. The agreement launched the Blue Stream project – the first offshore pipeline for gas exports from Russia.


    June 26

    According to the decision of the General Shareholders Meeting, Gazprom Russian Joint Stock Company was reorganized into Gazprom Open Joint Stock Company.


    June 27

    Viktor Chernomyrdin was elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors (in office until June 2000).


    Gas supplies started via the Yamal – Europe gas pipeline running via Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany.


    February 3

    The first joint of the Blue Stream gas pipeline was welded in the Krasnodar Territory.

    June 30

    Dmitry Medvedev was elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors (in office until June 2001). He was re-elected in June 2002 and occupied this post for six years until being elected President of Russia.


    May 30

    Alexey Miller was elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.

    June 29

    Rem Vyakhirev was elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors (in office until June 2002).

    October 31

    Gas production started at Zapolyarnoye – one of the largest fields in the world.


    July 16

    Pursuant to the Russian Government’s Order, Gazprom was tasked with coordinating the Eastern Gas Program execution.

    November 18

    Gazprom resolved to launch the Nord Stream project – a fundamentally new route for Russian gas supplies to Europe via the Baltic Sea.


    February 20

    Commercial gas supplies started via Blue Stream.


    October 2

    The Zapolyarnoye field was brought to the capacity of 100 billion cubic meters of gas per year.


    September 2

    The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment made by Gazprom – the LNG carrier arrived at a regasification terminal in the USA.

    September 8

    Gazprom, BASF and E.ON signed an in-principle agreement to build Nord Stream.

    October 21

    Gazprom took control over 75.679 per cent of Sibneft that laid the foundation for further development of Gazprom’s oil business.


    The legislation provided for the Government to possess no less than 50 per cent plus one share in the Company. Restrictions were lifted on the acquisition of Gazprom’s shares by foreign investors – a number of regulatory documents were signed for totally liberalizing the Company’s stock market.


    August 18

    Gazprom’s first LNG cargo to the Asian market. The cargo was purchased by Japan.

    December 21

    Gazprom joined Sakhalin II – Russia’s first LNG project.


    April 25

    The Board of Directors approved Gazprom’s Power Generation Strategy, the implementation of which made the Company a prominent power producer in Russia.

    May 24

    Phase 1 of the Haidach UGS facility was completed in Austria – the first underground gas storage facility in Europe constructed with Gazprom’s participation.

    June 23

    A Memorandum was signed by Gazprom and Eni on the South Stream project – a new gas export route to Europe via the Black Sea.

    December 18

    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 – was put onstream.


    June 27

    Viktor Zubkov was elected as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors (in office until now).

    November 12

    Pilot production at the first block of the hard-to-access Achimov deposits in the Urengoy field was launched jointly with Wintershall.

    December 3

    The Yamal megaproject came online: the first joint was welded at the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta gas trunkline system that will convey gas from Bovanenkovskoye – the largest field in the Yamal Peninsula.


    February 18

    The first Russian LNG plant became operational in Sakhalin.

    August 26

    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 – was brought onstream.

    September 28

    Construction started on the Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline and the Adler TPP with a view of ensuring reliable power supplies to Sochi and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games facilities.

    October 30

    Gazprom began to independently produce gas from the second block of the Achimov deposits in the Urengoy field.


    February 12

    Russia’s first CBM production facility was put onstream in the Kemerovo Region.

    April 9

    The Nord Stream construction started.

    September 29

    The Sobolevo – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky gas trunkline came onstream and conveyed the first gas supplies to the capital of the Kamchatka Territory.


    April 7

    Gazprom initiated gas and gas condensate production from the Valanginian deposits of the Zapolyarnoye field.

    June 6

    The Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline – the first offshore gas pipeline in Russia – was commissioned.

    August 26

    The offshore ice-resistant stationary platform was delivered to the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea. For the first time in Russia the Arctic Shelf hydrocarbons will be produced from this field.

    September 8

    The first segment of the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas transmission system – the first interregional GTS in the Far East – was put into operation.

    October 7

    Gazprom acquired a subsurface use license for the Kovykta field that will serve as the basis of the Irkutsk gas production center.

    November 8

    Commercial gas supplies started through the first string of the Nord Stream gas pipeline.

    November 21

    The Banatski Dvor UGS facility was built and brought online by Gazprom and Srbijagas as part of the South Stream project.

    November 25

    Gazprom acquired 100 per cent of Beltransgazshares and became the owner of the Belarusian gas transmission system.


    Gazprom became the global leader by net profit – USD 44.56 billion (in 2010 Gazprom was also rated the best company by this parameter).


    March 23

    A combined cycle gas turbine unit with the capacity of 800 MW was brought onstream at the Kirishi SDPS. It is the largest heat generating facility commissioned over the last 30 years, and it has the highest power capacity in Russia.

    October 8

    The second string of Nord Stream was commissioned.

    October 23

    A new large gas production center – the Yamal Peninsula – emerged in Russia. The Bovanenkovo field and the first string of the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta gas trunkline system were commissioned.

    October 31

    Gazprom started establishing a gas production center in Yakutia. The Company adopted an investment decision on the Chayandinskoye field pre-development and on the construction of a gas pipeline from Yakutia to Khabarovsk – the first section of a new gas transmission system named the Power of Siberia.

    December 5

    Gazprom made the world’s first LNG shipment via the Northern Sea Route – the shortest marine passage connecting northern Europe to northeast Asia.

    December 7

    The South Stream construction started. Gazprom made another step in implementing its strategy on Russian gas export routes diversification.

    December 20

    For the first time in Russia’s underground gas storage history Gazprom raised the productivity of its UGS facilities to record heights – 670.7 million cubic meters of gas per day.


    January 15

    The Zapolyarnoye field was brought to its full capacity – 130 billion cubic meters of gas a year – and became the most productive field in Russia.

    January 21

    The Adler TPP – the most state of-the-art power generating facility in Sochi – was commissioned./p>