Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Record gas transit by Gazprom via Belarus in 2013

BelTA

In 2013 OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus secured the transit of 48.8 billion m3 of natural gas, which is the largest figure on record over the last five years. The company also registered a new gas transit record for the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline — 34.7 billion m3, the press service of the company told BelTA after the latest general meeting of shareholders and the session of the supervisory board.

The general meeting of shareholders also okayed the company’s statement of affairs, the report on profits and losses, proposals to pay dividends in 2013, and distribute profits in 2013-2014. A new composition of the supervisory board of Gazprom Transgaz Belarus was elected, with Alexander Meshkov, deputy head of the management committee administration, adviser to the OAO Gazprom chairman of the board, elected chairman of the new supervisory board.

OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus operates a vast gas transportation system in Belarus, including 7,950km of gas pipelines, five compressor stations, seven gas measuring stations, and 27 NGV refueling compressor stations. The system also includes three underground gas storage facilities: Osipovichskoye and Pribugskoye, which use water-bearing structures, and Mozyrskoye, which uses rock salt deposits. The cross-country pipelines in Belarus are used to transport Russian natural gas to Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast, to Lithuania, Ukraine, and Poland.

On 18 April 2013 the Belarusian gas pipeline operator OAO Beltransgaz was renamed into OAO Gazprom Transgaz Belarus. The Russian gas giant OAO Gazprom owns 100% of the shares of the Belarusian company.