About Eesti Gaas

160 years of warmth and light

The seed of our company was planted on December 15, 1864, when Riga businessmen Mr. William Weir & Comp signed a concession agreement with the city of Reval, the capital of Estonia, for the construction and operation of a gas factory and water line in the city. The agreement was approved by His Imperial Majesty Alexander II.

Through all this time, gas has helped make people’s lives cleaner and more comfortable. We are proud of our history and continue to write new chapters. Now not only about gas and only in Estonia, but about clean energy in the entire Baltic Sea region.

  • 2023

    First LNG deliveries to the new Inkoo terminal in Finland.
    Purchase of the Latvian gas distribution network company Gaso.
    First prize at Äripäev TOP 100 contest.
    Shares of the owner company Infortar are listed on the Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange.

  • 2022

    Full scale LNG turn takes place, new gas supply chains from the west are established.
    Sales activities start in Poland.

  • 2021

    LNG bunker vessel is launched.
    First prize at the "Competitiveness Ranking 2021" competition of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  • 2020

    Infortar, the owner company of Eesti Gaas, enters biomethane production, acquires shares in three biomethane plants.

  • 2019

    Sales on the Lithuanian and Finnish market start.
    Construction of solar parks continues.
    A contract is signed for LNG deliveries through the Klaipeda floating terminal.
    The new export brand, Elenger, is introduced.

  • 2018

    Several new CNG stations are opened, the sales of the local renewable fuel, biomethane, are started.
    The first solar park is built.
    An order for the construction of an LNG bunker vessel is placed.

  • 2017

    Truck-to-ship LNG bunkering service is initiated,
    LNG off-grid solutions follow later on.
    Entering the Latvian market.

  • 2016

    Estonia's largest investment company, Infortar, becomes a major shareholder of AS Eesti Gaas. Geographical and business portfolio expansion strategy is adopted.

  • 2015

    Gas transmission network is nationalized. Gas distribution network remains within the group (AS Gaasivõrk).

  • 2013

    Electricity sales start.
    Gas network subsidiary is divided.

  • 2009

    First CNG station of the Baltic states is built, CNG sales start.

  • 2005

    Company is reorganized into a group,
    gas distribution is separated from gas sales.

  • 1994

    Pipe connection with Latvia is built.

  • 1993

    Founding agreement of a joint-stock company AS Eesti Gaas is signed.

  • 1990

    The use of grid gas reaches its historical peak of over 1.7 billion m3 in Estonia.

  • 1988

    The name "Eesti Gaas" is introduced

  • 1973+

    Rapid development of the Estonian gas network, the construction of intercity and local pipelines, as well as new cross-border connections.

  • 1969

    Import of natural gas to Estonia starts, natural gas is first mixed with shalle oil gas

  • 1948

    A separate gas transport company is established which later becomes AS Eesti Gaas

  • 1947

    The first pipeline connection between Kohtla-Järve, Estonia and Leningrad, Russia is completed, shale gas export starts.

  • 1920-1925

    Introduction of new models of gas appliances (gas stoves, fireplaces, water heaters).

  • 1919

    Start of artificial gas production from a mixture of coal and oil shale.

  • 1913

    The pre World War I gas production and use reaches its highest.

  • 1909

    Gas storage is built in Tallinn.

  • 1897

    Gas network is expanded, gas factories are reconstructed, capacities are increased.

  • 1890

    The orientation of the gas factory has changed significantly and shifts from production for street lighting towards private consumers. With the constant growth of private customers, gas demand increases by more than 5 million cubic feet in three years (1894-96).

  • 1881

    Tallinn city government takes over the company

  • 1880

    The first gas factory is established in Tartu.

  • 1878

    By the end of the year, the entire inner city of Tallinn and the main streets of the suburbs are covered with gas lighting.

  • 1876

    All the assets and liabilities of the Weir and Comp are transferred to a new private company, formed by local businessmen.

  • 1865

    In the newly built gas factory, artificial gas production starts from English coal, which will initially be used for street lighting.
    On December 17, the first gas lantern will be lit on the Town Hall square in Tallinn.

  • 1864

    On December 15 (in the old calendar December 3), the city of Reval (now Tallinn) signs a contract with Riga businessmen Mr. William Weir & Comp for the construction and operation of a gas factory and water line in the capital of Estonia.

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