• 5 July: Vyacheslav Krupenkov steps down as Managing Director following the expiry of his contract and his reaching retirement age. Managing Director Andrey Biryulin assumes the management of the company in line with the company’s articles of association.
  • 27 February: GAZPROM Germania GmbH bunkers its first load of liquefied natural gas (LNG) onto a vessel at Rostock Port.
  • GAZPROM Germania GmbH acquires VNG-Erdgastankstellen GmbH’s network of natural gas filling stations with effect from 1 April 2016. The acquisition brings the number of stations GAZPROM Germania operates in Germany to 49.
  • DD Mmmmm: GAZPROM and FC Schalke 04 extend their main sponsorship agreement ahead of schedule to 30 June 2022.
  • 1 October: GAZPROM and Wintershall Holding GmbH complete an asset swap under which GAZPROM increases its shareholdings in WINGAS, WIEH, and WIEH to 100 % and receives a 50 % stake in WINZ, a company involved in hydrocarbon exploration and production in the North Sea. In turn, Wintershall obtains a 25.01 % shareholding in the project developing Blocks 4A and 5A of the Achimov deposits in the Urengoyskoye field.
  • 4 September: GAZPROM, BASF, E.ON, ENGIE, OMV, and SHELL sign a shareholder agreement to add two additional pipes to the Nord Stream pipeline.
  • The first cavern of the UGS Katharina natural gas storage facility in Peissen, near Bernburg, enters service, coinciding with the fifth anniversary of Erdgasspeicher Peissen GmbH.
  • GAZPROM Germania and Polish bus manufacturer Solbus bring Europe’s first LNG buses to the streets of Warsaw and Olsztyn.
  • 1 September: GAZPROM Germania acquires 12 natural gas filling stations in southern Germany from Bavarian energy supplier Ferngas Nordbayern (FGN). The deal brings GAZPROM Germania’s network of natural gas filling stations from 8 stations to 23 stations.
  • 1 September: GAZPROM Germania enters the decentralized energy supply business, and commissions two high-efficiency combined heat-and-power plants in Erfurt in the German state of Thuringia.
  • 8 May: Production operation commences at the Etzel cavern storage facility run by GAZPROM Germania, BP Europe SE, and Dong Energy in Lower Saxony. 450,000 m³ of natural gas can be injected into the Etzel storage facility per hour, and 900,000 m³ withdrawn. By way of comparison, the average single-family detached home might consume 2,000 m³ to 3,000 m³ a year.
  • 9 May: GAZPROM Germania announces the expansion of its network of natural gas filling stations. The network now includes four additional filling stations in Berlin, Quedlinburg, and Potsdam.
  • 2 May: GAZPROM Germania test-runs LNG-powered buses in collaboration with Polish bus manufacturer Solbus. Two LNG-powered buses work regular bus lines in the cities of Toruń, Gdynia, Olsztyn, Warsaw, and Katowice. Plans are made to introduce LNG-powered vehicles in more cities and to set up the refuelling infrastructure this would require.
  • 1 July: Vyacheslav Krupenkov is appointed Senior Managing Director of GAZPROM Germania GmbH by shareholder resolution.
  • 16 June: Ground is broken at the Katharina underground storage facility (UGS Katharina) at Peissen, near Bernburg. GAZPROM Germania and VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG plan to commission twelve caverns step by step by 2024. The facility is to offer a gas storage capacity of 600 Mm³ – enough to reliably supply around 300,000 households for a year.
  • 19 May: Gazprom export and shareholders GAZPROM Germania, RAG – Rohöl-Aufsuchungsgesellschaft, WINGAS, and Centrex complete the expansion of the Haidach natural gas storage facility in Austria. The Haidach storage facility has a capacity of 2.6 Gm³, making it the second-largest such facility in Central Europe.
  • 1 July: Vladimir Kotenev is appointed Senior Managing Director of GAZPROM Germania and manages the company in this role until 31 May 2011. Kotenev had been Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Federal Republic of Germany between 2004 and 2010.
  • 10 February: GAZPROM Germania becomes a 44 % founding shareholder in Podzemno skladište gasa Banatski Dvor d.o.o., Novi Sad, Serbia, a company established to construct and operate an underground natural-gas storage facility.
  • GAZPROM becomes sponsor of and acquires namingrights to the blue fire Megacoaster powered by GAZPROM, a catapult rollercoaster at Europa-Park in Rust, near Freiburg.
  • 13 August: The commercial register is modified to reflect the upstream merger of ZMB GmbH, formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of GAZPROM Germania GmbH, into its parent company. The merger is conducted with retroactive effect from 1 January 2009.
  • 1 May: Andrey Biryulin is appointed as an additional Managing Director of GAZPROM Germania.
  • 19 May: Gazprom export and VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG establish Erdgasspeicher Peissen GmbH, a joint venture, for the purpose of constructing and operating an underground natural-gas storage facility.
  • 1 January: GAZPROM Germania commences natural gas trading in Turkey via its Istanbul-based subsidiary Bosphorus Gaz Corporation A.S.
  • GAZPROM Germania becomes a 50 % founding shareholder in South Stream AG, Zug, Switzerland. The South Stream pipeline is to travel under the Black Sea, through Bulgaria, and to the Italian border and will supply southern Europe with natural gas from 2015. Once complete, the pipeline’s four pipes will together have an annual capacity of 63 Gm³ of natural gas – enough to supply around 38 million households.
  • 1 January: GAZPROM becomes main sponsor to German premier football league club FC Schalke 04.
  • GAZPROM Germania (then: ZMB) secures access to 50 % of the natural gas reserves owned by Uzbek natural gas producer Gissarneftgaz via its joint venture Gas Project Development Central Asia AG (G.P.D.), strengthening its position in Central Asia.
  • ZMB announces investment in the Etzel natural gas storage project. The cavern storage facility offers a working gas capacity of 160 Mm³ and transportation capacity of 300,000 m³/h.
  • ZMB acquires a shareholding in VEMEX s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic, and commences natural gas deliveries to the Czech Republic.
  • ZMB acquires a shareholding in Etzel-Kavernenbetriebsgesellschaft. It also acquires the mining facility at Hinrichshagen and intends to expore the viability of storing natural gas there.
  • Zarubezhgaz-Erdgashandel-Gesellschaft mbH changes its name to GAZPROM Germania GmbH.
  • ZMB’s subsidiary WINGAS Storage UK Ltd applies to reuse the Saltfleetby gas field in the United Kingdom as a natural-gas storage facility.
  • ZMB acquires a 40 % shareholding in BosphorusGaz A.S., Istanbul, Turkey.
  • A consortium comprising Switzerland-based Gas Project Development Central Asia AG (G.P.D.), in which ZMB has a 50 % shareholding, and Russia-based Zarubezhneftegaz concludes a production-sharing agreement with Uzbekneftegaz, the Uzbek state-owned oil and gas holding company.
  • ZMB Schweiz (now: GAZPROM Schweiz) commences operations. Its core businesses are the production, transport, and sale of Central Asian natural gas.
  • ZGG Group companies first procure natural gas from Central Asia and sell it in Eastern and Western Europe.


  • GAZPROM/Gazexport and BASF/Wintershall celebrate 10 years of German-Russian partnership on gas-related activities.
  • GAZPROM UK Trading Ltd (now: Gazprom Marketing & Trading Ltd) is established in London. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ZMB (now: GAZPROM Germania).
  • Construction of the WEDAL gas pipeline is completed. The WEDAL pipeline connects the MIDAL pipeline to the Belgian gas transit system, enabling the transport of Russian natural gas.
  • The YAMAL-Europe pipeline, a new transport corridor through which to supply natural gas to Western Europe, commences operation.
  • ZMB opens its new headquarters at Markgrafenstrasse 23, Berlin.
  • Zarubezhgaz Management und Beteiligungsgesellschaft is established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zarubezhgaz-Erdgashandel-Gesellschaft mbH.
  • The Rehden gas-storage facility in Lower Saxony enters operation. It offers a working gas volume of 1.5 Gm³.
  • The STEGAL pipeline enters operation and begins supplying natural gas to customers in Saxony and Thuringia.
  • Work commences on the STEGAL and MIDAL pipelines in central Germany. The expansion of the Rehden natural-gas storage facility also begins.
  • Zarubezhgaz-Erdgashandel-Gesellschaft mbH, Berlin is established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zarubezhgaz (now: Gazprom export).
  • Wintershall Erdgas Handelshaus GmbH and predecessors of WINGAS GmbH are established in joint venture with Wintershall.
  • Zarubezhgaz, Moscow and Wintershall, Kassel conclude an agreement to cooperate on gas-related activities.

Data protection

Data protection at GAZPROM Germania GmbH

Data protection and security are of great importance to us, and we take the protection of your personal data seriously. We have taken a variety of technical and organizational measures to ensure that we comply with the applicable data protection laws, in particular Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Complying with statutory data protection requirements concerning data about the users of our website is a key step in ensuring that your personal data is protected.

Data collection, processing, and use

When users access our website, it is necessary to store certain data on our provider's server. The data stored includes:
– The name of the user’s Internet service provider
– The name of the user’s Internet browser
– The time and date of the visit
– The amount of data transferred
– The user’s IP address
– A description of the user’s Internet browser

Any information the user provides is collected for statistical purposes only and is stored on secure servers. This information is accessed by authorized personnel only during server administration. The information is stored in anonymized form only and is not connected to individuals.

Certain personal data, such as e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, names, and physical addresses, may be requested for the provision of special services. In particular, personal data will be requested from users when registering for special services, making general e-mail enquiries, entering competitions, or submitting employment applications. This data is supplied on a voluntary basis. It is kept confidential and is not disclosed to third parties.

In certain cases, we may be obligated by order of state authorities to supply personal data to those authorities where required for security reasons, criminal prosecution, or other reasons governed by law. Personal data is not otherwise collected, processed, or used in any way.

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The personal data of registered users is handled in accordance with data protection laws. We have the right to store the data of users who have registered a personal account on this website. This data may be used to communicate the identity of the winners of competitions across all GAZPROM Germania communication channels and to send correspondence. Registered users agree to the use of their data for these purposes.


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As a user of this website, you may at any time withdraw your consent to the use of your data. You may also at no charge request information about the personal information stored about you. You may also exercise your right to correct, delete, or block or the personal data you have submitted by sending an express request to us.

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Contact information

For our contact information, please refer to our Legal Notice. You can send us a message on our Contact page.

Legal notice
GAZPROM Germania GmbH
Markgrafenstrasse 23
10117 Berlin
Phone +49 (0) 30 20195 – 0
Fax +49 (0) 30 20195 – 313
Managing Directors
Mikhail Sereda
Nikolai Dubik
Commercial register
Berlin-Charlottenburg HRB 36569
VAT registration number
DE 137188798

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