In 1993, a group of high officials from the oil and gas industry, headed by the future Minister of Energy (1997-2000) – Mr. Petr I. Rodionov – established «SIGMA-GAZ» a closed joint-stock company. Over the next 14 years, the company has been developing strenuously, accumulating assets, enhancing its material and technical base, and, as a result, has taken a leading position in the market of oil and gas products of the North-West region of Russia. In addition, in the 1990s «SIGMA-GAZ» has been actively acquiring property, engaged in the financing of «Zenit» football club, and has built the first natural gas liquefaction plant in Russia. After the default of 1998, the company began to experience difficulties and slowed down its pace. In the early 2000's a new manager Mr Vladimir V. Dunin came to «SIGMA-GAZ», which completely changed the entire top management of the company, drastically reorganized all company’s lines of activity and made the company one of the leaders in the oil and gas industry in the North-West of Russia again. In 2007, Vladimir Dunin became the sole owner and the President of «SIGMA-GAZ» Group of Companies (see more at: www.vladimirdunin.com).
Today, «SIGMA-GAZ» Group of Companies is a leader in the market of liquefied hydrocarbon gases in the North-West Federal District and includes 10 firms and companies of different profiles, delivers liquefied gas by its own gas carriers, sells petrochemical products, gas condensate, jet fuel, makes deliveries of gas industry equipment, carries out works on installation of boilers powered by liquefied gas, and transports natural gas through its gas pipeline in the territory of the Leningrad Region.
Thus, «SIGMA-GAZ» Group of Companies has a successful and long experience, the largest volumes of liquefied gas in the North-West of Russia, direct long-term agreements with TOP 10 major Russian plants producing liquefied gas and two Russian railway monopoly carriers, possesses its own logistical base, experienced personnel, a fleet of modern gas carriers, a gas pipeline, actively cooperates with the major oil refineries in the Russian Federation, and the companies of «Gazprom» OJSC. And finally, our Group of Companies fully provides the military garrisons of the Western Military District of the Ministry of Defense RF with liquefied gas.
The main activities of «SIGMA-GAZ» Group of Companies:
- liquefied gas wholesaling
- wholesaling in petrochemical products
- transportation services for the delivery of liquefied gas
- installation and maintenance of boilers powered by liquefied gas
- transportation of natural gas through the own pipeline
«SIGMA-GAZ» Group of Companies is actively engaged in social activities by participating in various social and charity programs: it provides financial support to the Federal Security Service Department for Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region, sponsor support to the Saint Petersburg television, the Russian Water Polo Federation, «Perspectives» Saint Petersburg Charity Fund, the Kazan Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, the State Russian Museum, and acts as a general sponsor of «OYAMA-Karate» Saint Petersburg Centre and «OPEN JAZZ» russians music project.
«SIGMA-GAZ» Group of Companies is included in the Register of Natural Monopolies and the Register of Authorized Gas Distribution Companies of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.