The Gazprom Management Committee approved the 2014–2017 Targeted Upgrade and Overhaul Programs for Gas Distribution Stations (GDS).
The meeting noted that the strict differentiation between the purposes identified by the Upgrade Program (aimed at increasing the efficiency of GDS) and the Overhaul Program (aimed at providing reliable and safe gas supply to consumers) was the main feature of the approved documents.
The Targeted Upgrade Program for GDS is developed based on applications submitted by customers as well as estimated gas volumes consumed by every GDS nowadays in operation. It is planned that the aggregate capacity of 205 gas distribution stations listed in the Program will increase by 38.7 billion cubic meters in four years, providing the connection of all applicants.
The 2014–2017 Targeted Overhaul Program covers 1,573 gas distribution stations.
As of January 1, 2013, the gas transmission system of Gazprom comprises 3,945 GDS. The Company has created a regularly updated electronic data base, which contains information about main specifications as well as current and estimated gas consumption of every GDS, and whether a GDS is included into programs for the development of gas supply to and gasification of Russian regions.