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Gas Emergency Service of Moscow city

P.O. Box 105120 Moscow, Mruzovsky lane, 11

+7 495 660-60-80
+7 495 660-20-02
Reception Fax:
+7 495 917-83-35

Working hours:
Mon-Thurs  from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm

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154 years of gas industry in Moscow

At Moscow's rich gas economy 154-year history that began in the nineteenth century with full of "illuminating" gas street lamps, with the Soviet era general gasification, and now continues Mosgaz glorious history achievements in a new Russia in XXI century.

The historical development of the gas sector in Moscow is considered to be January 29, 1865, when the Moscow City Duma, signed a contract with the English company "Buken and Goldsmith", won on a competitive basis a concession to build the plant near the Kursk railway station "area of 7 acres with a capacity of four gas holder 13.6 thousand m3 each "to produce" illuminating "gas produced by destructive distillation of coal. Start of commercial operation of gas facilities of the city dates back to November 29, 1865. On this day, began to be filled, "illuminating" gas built three underground cast iron gas pipelines, which reached the Red Square, and Pokrovsky Gates to the Garden Ring. December 27 of that year, the city chapter of AA Shcherbakov, lit by the Kremlin's Archangel Cathedral first bracket.


The range of services offered by SUE MOSGAZ comprises almost all spheres related to gas supply of Moscow: operations, reconstruction, repair of gas facilities of the capital city and many others. For users convenience, services have been divided into two groups- for physical and legal persons.

MOSGAZ, a State Unitary Enterprise of Moscow city, was established in accordance with Decree of the Energy and Energy Supply Department No.89 as of September 24, 1992 as a result of reorganization (transformation) of the previously existing Moscow Municipal Production Association MOSGAZ. The founder of the enterprise is Moscow city represented by the Property Department of Moscow city. The enterprise reports to the Fuel and Energy Department of Moscow city. Official abbreviated name of the enterprise is SUE MOSGAZ.


Currently, SUE MOSGAZ operates over 7500 km of gas supply networks. Out of 27 bln cubic meters of the natural gas consumed in Moscow (which for 7% exceeds the total volume of its consumption in Russian Federation), 74% accounts for 16 Steam Power Plant MOSENERGO, 11% accounts for 42 District Heating Plants and 30 block heating stations of the OJSC MOEK, 13% accounts for 900 large-sized and medium-sized industrial enterprises, 2% for 2 mln of apartments. 24 326 residential buildings are supplied with gas where the number of gas stoves amounts to 1 860 936, gas tankless water heaters (for hot water) 128 907 and gas storage water heaters 5 181.


The SUE MOSGAZ laboratory for structural materials physical and mechanical properties research focuses on conducting research of structural materials of pipelines and other appliances and devices of the gas-distribution network in order to determine exact physical and mechanical properties of those materials, as well as defect identification, integrity damages and other faults of such materials for prevention of emergency situations.


The Eternal Flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Moscow)

The Beginning of the History

Maintenance of a gas lantern with a gas mantleй

People first discovered natural gas more than 2 thousand years ago. The gas, leaking out of the ground, often caught fire during lightings in different parts of the world. A human could not find any explanation why the earth and air were blazing with fire and attributed this phenomenon to the divine intervention. Fire procured light and warmth and protected humans from wild animals. This was how the cult of fire was born. The cult of fire evolved in India, China, Persia, Caucasus and other parts of the world.