More than Words: Our Guidelines

We are proud to work together with our clients in a climate based on trust and stability. We offer innovative products and work with customers to find solutions customized for them. Years of experience developing and operating storage facilities along with the highest degree of expertise available guarantee the dependable and safe technical operation of our facilities.

With this as our foundation, we develop products which offer real advantages to our customers and put us in the position of being able to successfully market our capacities: economically and profit oriented.

gas pre-heater in Bad Lauchstädt
gas control line with gas preheater and control valve
information about storage products

Responsibility? Always.

Expertise and Know How: the two most important tools for our common success. And to keep it this way it is crucial that we never stop developing our employees and workforce and, just as importantly, maintain a fair and open dialogue with each other. Accepting responsibility also means handling resources with respect and care. To do so we use modern, energy-efficient technologies and cooperate closely with competent partners and the scientific community. We also actively work on ensuring that new realizations are put into practice both within and outside of our own organization.

We do not see community and the environment as being just abstract concepts. We accept responsibility; especially in the areas where we are present actively. We understand that transparency and sustainability are the foundation for acceptance and trust from the broader public.

In order to achieve our goals, we create a working environment in which observance of legal guidelines and regulations as well as the fulfillment of requirements regarding safety and health concerns are integral components of our involvement as a part of society.

gas turbine
inspection at the separator in Bernburg
instrumentation and control technology room

More Achieves More.

Responsibility for society and the environment is of utmost importance to us – in every region where VNG Gasspeicher operates. We place an emphasis on sustainably improving opportunity for generations to come. To achieve this we actively support and promote youth and young adults at local levels. Read about real-world examples; the how and where.

storage location Bad Lauchstädt
operations manager Walther Burkhardt

TV Askania Bernburg e.V.

The largest of our underground storage facilities is located in the greater Bernburg area – precisely in Peißen. We support the TV Askania Bernburg: a sports organization with around 500 members which has been in existence for over 125 years.

Website TV Askania Bernburg

Water Rescue Group Bernburg

This life guard and water rescue group organizes 74 children and young adults, with the help of 14 volunteer trainers. The Wasserwacht is a part of the German Red Cross (GRC).

Website Water Rescue Group

Kinderheim Machern gGmbH

Kinderheim machern GEMEINNÜTZIGE GmbH operates a curative education facility in Leipzig and the surrounding area, as well as children's and family homes to provide support, trust and perspective for children and young people.

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SG Eisdorf 1918 e.V.

Founded in 1918, the association has 369 members in the sports of football, table tennis, Nordic walking, gymnastics, fit for fun and dancing. We support the association in its child and youth work.

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Investments and Shareholdings


Common Cause.

VNG Gasspeicher GmbH is a fully owned subsidiary of VNG AG registered in Leipzig. Since 2012, we have been operating as an independent storage facility operator with clients both in Germany and abroad. Focused investment helps us in marketing storage capacity and with the technical development of new underground storage facilities.

Erdgasspeicher Peissen GmbH

VNG Gasspeicher holds 50% of the shares in Erdgasspeicher Peissen GmbH, founded in 2009 as a joint venture together with Gazprom Germania GmbH.

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store-x Storage Capacity Exchange GmbH

VNG Gasspeicher holds 32% of store-x Storage Capacity Exchange GmbH, operator of an online gas storage capacity exchange platform.

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absorber (Absorber)

"Second largest cavernous storage operator in Germany. Connections to two market areas. This is what stability looks like."

We are very young yet have half a century of experience because we have only been VNG Gasspeicher GmbH since March 1st, 2012 – but gas storage professionals since 1964.

Listen. And Be Heard.

We are active in several German and international associations which represent both our financial and political interests. Germany must import most of its natural gas. This makes gas storage facilities critical to ensuring stability in both supply and pricing. One of our main objectives is making sure that the immensely important role of natural gas storage for Germany is understood in both political and legal circles.

INES, Initiative Erdgasspeicher e. V.

INES is an association of large German storage facility operators based in Berlin and representing their interests in politics, industry and the general public. The group works towards better public recognition of the vital role that natural gas storage plays in ensuring energy supplies and security.

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BDEW, Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V.

The BDEW, located in Berlin, unifies German companies and energy- and water-management associations. It represents their interests as well as consults and supports members in industry-related matters.

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GSE, Gas Storage Europe

Gas Storage Europe, a sub-group of GIE (Gas Infrastructure Europe) located in Brussels, is an association of European gas storage facility operators. They actively represent the sector's interests while working with European institutions and regulatory authorities.

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Energy Saxony

"Energy Saxony" is a network for the exchange of ideas and contacts working to fortify the competitive position and export strength of Saxonian energy industry as well as to promote related research. VNG Gasspeicher is working, as a member of the association, to improve networking capabilities and the exchange of ideas within the energy industry.

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TU Bergakademie Freiberg

We have a long tradition of cooperation on exciting projects. We are currently working together on various aspects of hydrogen storage. Mathematical issues have also been, and will continue to be, developed as part of graduate dissertation and theses projects.

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OAO Gazprom

We have been cooperating successfully with OAO Gazprom and their subsidiaries for years on scientific and technical matters. Current projects include, among other things, the optimization of operational management and maintenance of gas system technologies. This involves diagnosis using modern, innovative measurement technologies in conveyor pipe tours as part of drillings at underground natural gas storage locations.

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DBI- Gas und Umwelttechnik

We have been cooperating for years with DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH on practical research projects. These include, for instance, the optimized use of glycol in gas drying plants using special membrane technologies.

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HTWK Leipzig

We have a cooperative agreement for a series of lectures at the HTWK (University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig). As part of this agreement, we also support students in their graduate projects.

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BVES - Bundesverband Energiespeicher e.V.

BVES brings together companies and organisations from all areas of energy storage. The aim of the association is to represent the rapidly growing and independent sector of the storage industry with one voice vis-à-vis politics, administration and the public. At the same time, the association forms a high-quality formal and informal contact network in the field of energy storage in Germany, Europe and internationally.

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Our contact representative for regulatory and associative matters

Dr. Susanne Schmidt

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