Gazprom: Public Eye Award 2014, onshore spills

Gazprom received the Public Eye Award in 2014 by the Declaration of Berne and Greenpeace for its controversial operations in the Arctic Sea. This included claims that it has violated federal safety and environmental standards; and has been responsible for 206 oil spills across 6 of its land operations1. Official records claim Gazprom is responsible for about 1.000 onshore spills a year; but the number is likely to be much higher2. Greenpeace Russia additionally accuses Gazprom of being “involved in an offshore drilling disaster that killed 53 people in December 2011, when the Kolskaya jack-up rig capsized during towing”3.


  1. Greenpeace International (2014): Public Eye Award (accessed 15.9.2014) []
  2. Greenpeace Russia (2014): Газпром и GAP признаны самыми безответственными корпорациями года. 23 January (accessed 7.10.2014) []
  3. Galkina, A. et al. (2013): Russian Roulette. International oil company risk in the Russian Arctic; Greenpeace (accessed 16.9.2014) []
Case location
Russland
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Affected topics
  • Environmental and Climate protection
Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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