Gazprom Group successfully developed motor fuel business in 2012

Throughout 2012, Gazprom Group successfully developed its presence on the market of natural gas as a motor fuel.

Gazprom Energy (UK) has reached Gold Investors in People standard

As a result of regular annual monitoring, Gazprom Energy has been awarded the highest IIP Gold status for achievements in human resources policy.

Gazprom achieved record daily supply volumes

In the last 24 hours, Gazprom has achieved record volumes of daily gas supply to Europe of 550 mcm.

Turkey allows private companies to import Russian gas via the Western route

Independent importing companies were awarded licenses to import natural gas from Russia to Turkey via the Western route for the next 30 years.

Vemex s.r.o opens new gas fuelling station in Prague

The station, already the eighth in the Czech capital, will bring CNG to the Prague 10 district which had no available gas stations before.

Gas pumped through NEL for the first time

NEL connects the towns of Lubmin, where Nord Stream gas arrives from Russia, to Rehden in Lower Saxony. 20 bcm of "blue fuel" will pass through Rehden annually.

Gazprom export comments on the outcome of arbitration with RWE Transgas

Gazprom Group considers possibilities to appeal against the decision made by the arbitration court in Vienna that refers to the fulfillment of the take-or-pay clauses of the contract for gas supply to Czech Republic, concluded earlier with the RWE Transgas.

A memorandum on cooperation of Gazprom Export and Gasunie in small scale LNG is signed

Following discussions during the St.Petersburg Economic Forum in June 2012, Gazprom Export and Gasunie signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of development of small scale LNG.

Gazprom Group came to the assistance of Turkey once again

Natural gas deliveries from Iran were completely halted due to Eastern Anatolia Gas pipeline explosion. Turkish company BOTAŞ requested to increase daily shipment of Russian natural gas.

Intergovernmental agreement on Russian gas supplies to Serbia signed

Russian and Serbian energy ministers Alexander Novak and Zorana Mihajlovic have signed an intergovernmental agreement in Belgrade on Russian natural gas supplies to Serbia.

Turkey expressed gratitude to Russia for increasing gas shipment to make up for force-major disruptions

Turkey expressed its satisfaction that Gazprom group promptly responded to the Turkish request to increase daily Russian natural gas deliveries.

Nord Stream second string commissioned, third and fourth strings next in turn

European Gas Forum has offered EU savings up to € 700 billion

Transfer of European commercial vehicles to gas fuel would save €60-70 billion and achieve 60% carbon abatement targets set by the European Commission for 2050.

Gazprom Marketing & Trading to conduct the world's first LNG vessel passage through the Northern sea route

‘Ob River’ tanker chartered by Gazprom Marketing & Trading group will be the world’s first LNG vessel to sail through the Northern Sea Route.

Latvia Celebrates 150 years of its Gas Industry

The annual season opening concert "Latvijas Gaze Award to Opera" was held at the Latvian National Opera. The first coal gas factory in Riga was opened in 1862, and the current Opera house became one of its first gas users.

AB Lietuvos Dujos is amongst TOP 500 Central European companies

The international auditing and consulting company Deloitte published the list of TOP 500 Central European companies. AB Lietuvos Dujos, a Lithuanian gas distribution company has joined the top list.

Blue Corridor Rally 2012 ends successfully

From 8 to 24 September, natural gas vehicles produced at the factories’ assembly lines drove across Europe: 6700 miles, 17 days, 30 cities, and 11 round tables.

Macedonia. 20 years of partnership and still going strong

Some 20 years elapsed since Gazprom group entered into a mutually beneficial partnership with Macedonia formed out of a republic of former Yugoslavia.

Gazprom Energy Tops Customer Satisfaction Rankings for Large Gas Users

Gazprom Energy reached the top of the Datamonitor’s Energy Buyer Customer Satisfaction Survey, which is compiled Large Gas Users, for the first time.

Blue Corridor 2012 roundtable series launches in Moscow

On 6 September, the Blue Corridor 2012 Natural Gas Vehicle Rally held its first roundtable event in Moscow during the tenth annual GasSUF-2012, an international exhibition of gas distribution technologies.

“Golden Weld” on the second line of Nord Stream completed at Its Russian Landfall

The final “golden” weld connecting offshore and onshore parts was done on the second line of the Nord Stream's twin pipelines in Portovaya Bay.

Environmental monitoring results: Nord Stream has no negative effect on the Gulf of Finland

Nord Stream AG and the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment have presented a report on the environmental monitoring of the Nord Stream offshore section for the second quarter of 2012.

Sakhalin LNG export exceeds 30 million tonnes

The Sakhalin Energy company, operating one of the world's largest integrated oil and gas projects Sakhalin-2, has produced over 30 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (equivalent to 40 bcm of natural gas) in the time period of three years.

South Stream started Consultations for the Environmental Impact Assessment

South Stream Transport AG has started consultations in terms of preparation for the Environmental Impact Assessment for the South Stream Offshore Pipeline.

Forbes magazine says Gazprom's the most profitable company worldwide in 2011

Gazprom has become the world’s most profitable company in 2011, according to Forbes magazine latest rating.

The European Gas Forum enhances its foothold in the Internet

The European Gas Forum has launched its own website, which is available at the following addresses: and

Welding of the second line of Nord Stream completed

Nord Stream Company has finished welding the second line of the Nord Stream gas pipeline.

Republic of Srpska declares the South Stream as an object of national importance and strategic goal

The Government of the Republic of Srpska within Bosnia and Herzegovina has decided to give the South Stream the status of a national project and announced implementation of the strategic goal.

“Natural gas offers a combination of benefits”

Alexander Medvedev speaking at the 25th World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur

Full load testing successfully completed at Nord Stream gas pipeline

Today the gas pipeline's first string at the North Stream gas pipeline was operational fully loaded supplying.

Warsaw meets LNG-fueled buses

Gazprom Germania, Polish bus manufacturer Solbus and the city transportation company MZA hosted in Warsaw the presentation of the pilot project introducing city buses fueled by the liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Milestone for Severneftegazprom gas production

At the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas field on May 17 the one hundred billionth cubic meter of gas was produced.

Sakhalin Energy plans extra LNG shipments to Japan in 2012

Sakhalin Energy, the operator of Sakhalin-2 – one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas project – plans to continue shipping additional volumes of LNG in 2012 at the request of Japan.

Nord Stream to explore the possibility of expanding gas transmission infrastructure through the Baltic Sea

By the directives of its shareholders, Nord Stream will explore the possibility of further expansion of gas transmission infrastructure through the Baltic Sea. Options of laying one or two additional lines will be considered over the next eight months.

Polish towns to test the LNG-fueled buses, Latvia shows interest as well

A brand new project for the application of natural gas has been launched by the GAZPROM group together with a number of foreign partners.

Construction of the first section of Nis-Leskovac-Vranje main gas pipeline in Serbia completed

Russian-Serbian JSC Yugorosgaz completed the construction of the first section of the MG-11 Nis-Leskovac-Vranje main gas pipeline and a 7-km municipal gas network in the town of Leskovac in the south of Central Serbia.

Nord Stream Finalizes Second Line Ahead of Schedule

Nord Stream’s second gas pipeline string has been completed ahead of schedule. On April, 18 the last of the 99,953 pipes was linked to the gas pipeline and bottomed to the floor of the Baltic Sea with the aid of Castoro Sei pipe lay vessel near the Swedish Island of Gotland.

Russian scientists presented the outlook for the development of the global and Russian energy industry through 2035

The Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Energy Agency have come up with a forecast of the development of the global and Russian energy through 2035. According to the forecast, the global consumption of energy resources will grow by 35% during this period, with the growth provided by the developing countries going through industrialization today.

WINGAS receives permit to construct a gas pipeline from Germany’s Jemgum UGSF to the Netherlands

WINGAS, a joint venture between Gazprom and the German company Wintershall, received a permit to construct a gas pipeline to link the Jemgum underground gas storage facility (UGSF) under construction to the gas transportation system of the Netherlands.

Alexander Medvedev launched development of Turonian-age deposits

A trial dual well was put into pilot operation at the Yuzhno-Russkoye field (Geolog Settlement, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District). The well launch targets the development of the Turonian-age gas deposits of the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil and gas condensate field.

Blue Fuel Receives Best Corporate Media 2012 Award

At a ceremony under the auspices of the Association of communications and corporate media directors of Russia, Blue Fuel, the information and analysis newsletter produced by Gazprom Export, has been awarded a diploma as the Best Corporate Media 2012.

Russia and EU discuss energy cooperation

Russia and the European Union have discussed issues on energy cooperation at a roundtable hosted by the European Parliament. The parties outlined their positions regarding the application of the Third Energy Package by EU countries, formation of a regulatory framework for implementation of cross-border infrastructure projects, and creation of a joint system for reliable gas supplies to European consumers.

Alexander Medvedev held talks with Greek partners over gas cooperation

Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee, Director General of Gazprom Export Alexander Medvedev met on Tuesday in Athens the Greek Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Giorgos Papakonstantinou and the Executive Director Kharis Sakhinis of DEPA, the state-owned company which is managing the shipment of Russian natural gas to the Greek market.

Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, Director General of Gazprom export: Statement on restored gas supplies to EU

I am pleased to announce that Gazprom Group has restored in full natural gas supplies to cover demand of European customers which soared to extreme heights all over the continent in February 2012 due to the unprecedented cold snap.

Gazprom to utilize UGS facilities in Europe to ensure stable gas exports Statement by Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee, Director General of Gazprom Export

Under the current abnormally cold weather conditions in Russia and in Europe, we manage to maintain stable and secure gas supplies to European customers, and this is achieved largely due to the use of underground gas storage facilities (UGS). During this peak demand period, Gazprom has been extracting gas from its UGS located in Europe to the maximum possible level — more than 38 mln cubic meters per day.

Alexander Medvedev Interview to TV Channel “Russia 24” (key notes)

Interview with Russia Today TV channel: Alexander Medvedev on gas supplies to Europe

Gazprom export to increase gas deliveries to Europe

Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Director General of Gazprom export Alexander Medvedev showed a surprise over the appearing messages of the presumed significant undersupplies of the Russian gas deliveries to Europe.

Gazprom meets its obligation towards the European customers despite the cold weather

Despite the fact that due to the cold weather, domestic gas consumption in Russia has soared, Gazprom continuously meets its obligations towards the European customers, the company has announced.

CNG in the Czech Republic: by a personal example

Gazprom Group company Vemex s.r.o. has opened a filling station within the territory of its office in Prague. This mini-station will meet the demand of employees and their partners using compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel for their work and personal vehicles.

European price correction agreements signed

OOO Gazprom Export reached and formalized agreements with several major customers in Europe, providing for a certain price correction of the Russian natural gas supplies, based on these contracts, in view of the changing gas market conditions in Europe and the state of play in the economy and, in particular, in the energy sector of a number of European states.

Vemex develops a filling station chain together with Lukoil and Gascontrol

Now, it is also possible to buy CNG at Lukoil's stations.