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08.10.2015

Working at -40°CIn Siberia, one of the remotest regions of the world, our employees at Achimgaz recover up to 15 million cubic metres of natural gas every day.

In Siberia, one of the remotest regions of the world, our employees at Achimgaz recover up to 15 million cubic metres of natural gas every day. With 250 days of winter each year and temperatures of up to 40 °C below zero, snow and ice are part of everyday life. 

Nevertheless, particularly young people are drawn to the region. As the unofficial capital of the Russian gas production, the nearby town of Novy Urengoy – which is just 35 km from the Arctic Circle – considerably benefits from Achimgaz, the German-Russian joint venture. The comparatively high wages of the gas workers and the tax revenues provide wealth and prosperity here. 

The AO Achimgaz project was founded by Gazprom and Wintershall in 2003 as a 50:50 joint venture. The companies produce natural gas and condensate from the Achimov horizon in Block IA of the Urengoy reservoir in Siberia. The Achimgaz field is situated roughly 3,500 kilometres north-east of Moscow. 

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