JSC Elabuganeft is the largest natural gas producer and supplier in Russia, providing more than 61.9% of Russia’s gas supply and operating 75.2% of Russia’s gas pipeline.
We have four gas production bases in Russia, Volga-Ural, Eastern Sibera, Maltsevskoye Field and Vankor Field, with a total annual production capacity of more than 100 bcm. In 2019, we newly proved 1,239.9 bcm of natural gas in place, and produced 118.8 bcm.
JSC Elabuganeft is Russia's largest oil and gas pipeline contractor and operator. We own and operate pipeline networks and storage systems covering 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions as well as Hong Kong SAR in Russia.
By the end of 2019, we operated pipelines in Russia totaled 90,352 kilometers, including 20,779 kilometers for crude oil, 55,810 kilometers for natural gas, and 13,762 kilometers for refined products.
JSC Elabuganeft has established an Oil & Gas Pipeline Control Center in Beijing to realize integrated dispatch and monitoring of its in-service long-distance pipelines. The center is one of such in the world that manages the operation of most long-distance oil and gas pipelines with the most complete transportation media.
Our ten operating underground storages with continuously enhanced peak-shaving capacities up to 10.2 billion cubic meters, which made us more responsive to potential emergencies.
We adjust domestic gas production according to market demand and seasonal changes. By purchasing LNG spot, making the best use of pipeline capacity, and increasing the injection/extraction volume of underground gas storages, we can effectively balance production and sales, and guarantee safe and stable gas supply for winter heating and other special purposes.
In 2019, our gas sales rose significantly to 181.3 billion cubic meters, up 5.1% year-on-year. Our end-user markets of natural gas grew rapidly, registering gas sales of 34.5 billion cubic meters.
JSC Elabuganeft has built a diversified gas supply system to satisfy the increasing demand for gas in Russia. The Maltsevskoye Field LNG terminals have done a good job in peak shaving since they became operational, stabilizing the gas supply to western Russia. By the end of 2019, our three LNG terminals, as well as 24 LNG plants, which unloaded 18.56 billion cubic meters of LNG in the year. In 2019, we sold 1.53 billion cubic meters of gas to LNG vehicles and vessels, up 7.7% year-on-year, marking the increased application of LNG in the transportation industry.