50 years of experience in the energy industry

VNG, which has always seen itself as part of an internationally oriented gas and energy industry, has its roots in eastern Germany stretching back more than 50 years. In 1958 “Technische Leitung Ferngas” was established as a division of the electricity supplier VEB Verbundnetz West, Dessau. The present-day company came into being with the change of political order in 1989: Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft was founded in Leipzig on June 29, 1990, two days before German economic and monetary union came into effect. VNG was the first fully-privatised company in eastern Germany.
VNG Norge Produktion
Februar 2015

VNG Norge was honoured with the Gullkronen Award as “Explorer of the Year” on 4 February 2015 in Oslo.

With immediate effect our customers and trading partners can now visit a new homepage at www.vng.de where they will find our centrally integrated VNG Business Portal providing essential online access to information about our products and services.

VNG AG signed a new syndicated loan worth 1.3 billion Euro with the support of 14 banks. The parties agree a term of 5 years for the new loan.

January 30, 2015

Certification of the Integrated Management System of VNG Gasspeicher GmbH (VGS) by TÜV Süd Management Service GmbH (TÜV Süd) is official confirmation of the high quality achieved by VGS in its operating procedures, in the efficiency of its Integrated Management System and in its improvement processes.

ONTRAS Dienstleistungen
January 1, 2015

ONTRAS sets up INFRACON Infrastruktur Service GmbH & Co. KG (INFRACON) in response to the growing importance of and demand for network-related, unregulated services business.

November 2014

The transfer of shares in Wintershall Holding GmbH to EWE AG was completed in the share register of VNG AG on 4 November 2014 – EWE now holds 63.69% of the shares.

October 30, 2014

A new CNG filling station opened on Leipzig's Torgauer Strasse. This new facility takes the number of natural gas filling pumps in Leipzig up to seven. VNG-Erdgastankstellen GmbH now operates a total of ten CNG filling stations in Eastern Germany.

October 2014

On 8 October 2014, VNG commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution at its Leipzig headquarters. Special guests at the ceremony included the two former US Secretaries of State James Baker and Henry Kissinger, Matthias Platzeck, Prof. Dr. Horst Teltschik, Burkhard Jung, Leslie Mandoki and the conductor Kurt Masur.

As part of the celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution, VNG’s unique ‘signature segment’ of the Berlin wall was presented to the American people in Washington as a symbol not just of the struggle for freedom and unity but also of our good transatlantic relations. This initiative is supported by the Germany Embassy and the Atlantic Council.


June 2014

Dr. Heiko Sanders, Member of the Board of Management of EWE AG, is elected as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VNG AG on June 11, 2014.

On June 19, 2014, VNG Norge intensifies its activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf by acquiring a stake of 7.56 percent in the producing Draugen field.

March 2014

From March 12, 2014, G.EN. Gaz Energia Sp. z o.o. receives all its gas from HANDEN Sp. z o.o. For the first time, Group companies supply all the gas required by the VNG Group in Poland.

VNG Norge Exploration
January 2014

Within the framework of the APA 2013 government licensing round, VNG Norge was offered another six production licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

From January 17, 2014, VNG Norge performs the role of operator for an exploration well on the Pil prospect in the southern Halten Province.

May 2013

On May 23, 2013, Sven Erik Svedman, Norway’s ambassador to Germany, presented Dr. Karsten Heuchert with his official Norwegian accreditation and turned Norway’s Royal Honorary Consulate over to him. Dr. Heuchert succeeded Professor Klaus-Ewald Holst, who retired after 15 years in the office. 

February 2013

On February 7, 2013, VNG Gastransport received the Federal Network Agency’s decision on certification pursuant to Sec. 4a of the Energy Industry Act: ONTRAS now holds its certification as an independent transmission system operator.

Production from the Hyme field, in which VNG Norge holds a 2.5% stake, started on February 25.

On March 28, 2013, the anti-trust authorities approved VNG’s acquisition of the goldgas Group. With this transaction, VNG has rounded off its core business along the value added chain.

January 2013

On January 11, 2013, VNG AG concludes its first syndicated loan agreement with a consortium comprised of twelve lending banks for a total amount of €1.01 billion and a term of 39 months.

ONTRAS Fernleitungsnetz
March 2012

Since 1 March, ONTRAS - VNG Gastransport GmbH has been an independent TSO to comply with the requirements of the German Energy Industry Law (EnWG). The de-merger of the Transport Division was completed to schedule.

The Storage Division was also spun-off according to plan, with ownership of the gas storage facilities passing to the independent subsidiary VNG Gasspeicher GmbH with effect from 2 January.

September 2011

Commercial and industrial customers located in North Rhine-Westphalia with annual demand of 1.5 to 15 million kilowatt hours (kWh) can purchase natural gas from VNG online via the new VNG|direkt online portal (www.vng-direkt.de).

Ground breaking at the new “Katharina” underground storage facility in Peißen near Bernburg is celebrated on September 16. Erdgasspeicher Peissen GmbH registered in Halle (Saale) is scheduled to successively commission twelve cavities by 2024.

June 21, 2011

Under the scientific and technical cooperation between VNG and OAO Gazprom, the ejector unit at the Bernburg underground storage facility is officially commissioned on June 21, 2011 following successful trial operation. 

May 2011

The Etzel underground storage cavern was commissioned on 1 June 2012. The 1 June 2012 also saw the start of operations to fill the reservoir with gas. This is due to be completed for the first section of the cavern (approx. 50 million cubic metres of working gas volume for VNG) by January 2013.

November 2010

VNG Energie Czech and Energie Bohemia merge on November 1, 2010. All employees who formerly worked for Energie Bohemia are transferred to what used to be the holding company, which now assumes responsibility for gas wholesaling.

The first Berlin-based refuelling station of VNG-Erdgastankstellen GmbH begins its trial operation at Chausseestraße 61. A 20% blend of climate-neutral biomethane is available to environmentally-aware drivers at all VNG refuelling stations. 

May 17, 2010

The Danish limited liability company VNG Danmark ApS is set up as a subsidiary of VNG Norge. It is responsible for exploration and production on the Danish Continental Shelf.