AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Gazprom

Company nameGazprom
Газпром
Company typePublic
IndustryOil and gas industry
Founded 1989
HeadquartersMoscow
Key peopleViktor Zubkov (Chairman)
Alexei Miller (Vice-Chairman & CEO)
ProductsNatural gas
Petroleum
ServicesGas pipeline transport
Revenue(+) US$117.2 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$31.9 billion (2010)
Owner(s)Russian Government (50.01%)
Employees376300
SubsidiaryList of subsidiaries

     Home | Company | Gazprom



Open Joint Stock Company Gazprom (Открытое Акционерное Общество «Газпром», OAO Gazprom , -ruɡɐsˈpromIPA) is the largest extractor of natural gas in the world and the largest Russian company. Its headquarters are in Cheryomushki District, South-Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow. Gazprom was created in 1989 when the Ministry of Gas Industry of the Soviet Union transformed itself into a corporation, keeping all its assets intact. The company was later privatized in part, but currently the Russian government holds a controlling stake.

In 2008, the company produced 549.7 billion cubic metres (BCM) of natural gas, amounting to 17% of the worldwide gas production. In addition, the company produced 32 million tons of oil and 10.9 million tons of gas condensate. Gazprom's activities accounted for 10% of Russia's gross domestic product in 2008.

The major part of Gazprom's production fields are located around the Gulf of Ob in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Western Siberia, while the Yamal Peninsula is expected to become the company's main gas producing region in the future. Gazprom possesses the largest gas transport system in the world, with 158,200 kilometres of gas trunk lines. Major new pipeline projects include Nord Stream and South Stream.

The company possesses subsidiaries in many different industry sectors, including finance, media and aviation. In addition, it controls majority stakes in various companies.

Gazprom is publicly traded at stock exchanges as RTS - GAZP, MICEX - GAZP, Lse - OGZD, FWB - GAZ and OTC:OGZPY.


Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Gazprom?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10) [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Gazprom?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260