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Wintershall launches Russian websiteImportance of Russian activities grows

Moscow/Kassel. Wintershall is presenting its own corporate website for the Russian energy market. The oil and gas company is now offering business partners, journalists and all interested parties a Wintershall website in Russian at

With the new website Wintershall is underlining its long-term and successful partnership with Russia as well as the steadily growing importance of its Russian business. In addition to the shareholdings in the Nord Stream Baltic Sea Pipeline and the joint ventures is Russia - Yuzhno Russkoye, Achimgaz and Wolgodeminoil - other major new projects with Gazprom have recently been initiated: the participation in the offshore section of the South Stream gas pipeline through the Black Sea and the joint development of two further blocks of the Achimov formation in the West Siberian Urengoy field.

“Wintershall has been a reliable and competent partner for Russia in the oil and gas sector,” Anna Bungarten, press spokesperson for the Russian media explained. “With the new Russian website we now wish to emphasize our activities in the 20-year partnership even more clearly.”

Russian media representatives, business partners and interested members of the public can now inform themselves about activities in the E&P sector, current projects and the latest news. Wintershall provides comprehensive information on the company, the future of the energy supply and the growing activities in Russia with a multimedia website containing archive material, photos, video images and press information in Russian.

All the locations where Wintershall is active are presented in an illustrative world map – which also contains extensive information on Wintershall’s projects conducted as part of its partnership with Russia. A quick and intuitive short menu in the topic bar guides visitors directly to the page contents.

The design of the new Wintershall website, which was developed together with the Hamburg online agency Paints Multimedia GmbH, focuses on the interactive and multimedia presentation of the contents.

Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. The company has been active in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for over 80 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions, where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise. These are Europe, North Africa, South America, as well as Russia and the Caspian Sea region. In addition, these operations are complemented by the company’s growing exploration activities in the Arabian Gulf. Today, the company employs more than 2,000 staff worldwide from 35 nations and is now Germany’s largest crude oil and natural gas producer. With the natural gas trading and transport subsidiaries it operates together with Russia’s Gazprom, the BASF subsidiary is also an important gas supplier on the German and European market.

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Contact: Stefan Leunig