Sep. 23 Gazprom launched the first stage of the Kaliningradskoe underground gas storage facility into operation, the company informed.
This project is included into the Gazprom-developed program aimed to develop gas supply of the above region. In Russia Gaprom keeps 22 UGSFs which are now modernized and expanded.
Gazprom (TIN 7736050003) is the largest gas company in the world. The share capital is equal to 118.367bn rub. split in 23673512900 common stocks of 5 rub. par. The working interest is held by the government. In 2012 Gazprom reduced output 5.1% to 482.251bn m3 of gas.
The 2012 net profit of the holders (IAS) declined 10% to come to 1.183tril rub; revenues from sales moved up 3% to 4.764tril rub.
It can be explained by 10% in the gas sales cut-down (8.7bn m3).
The 2012 net profit (RAS) declined 37% to 556.3bn rub. prior year; revenues rose 3.5% to come to 3.659tril rub. from 3.534tril rub.; pretax profit - 34% to 754bn rub. from 1.145tril rub.