• 1921

    Founding of Gasgesellschaft mbH, whose successor becomes Thyssengas.

  • 1937

    Gas sales reach 1 billion cubic metres for the first time.

  • 1965

    Thyssengas is the first German company to conclude an import contract with the Netherlands for natural gas. Thyssengas becomes incorporated as an Aktiengesellschaft (limited company) in the same year. Exxon and Shell acquire 50% of the shares.

  • 1971

    Thyssengas still only supplies natural gas. 500 of 1,000 jobs are cut in a socially responsible way due to the reorientation of the company.

  • 1981

    The Thyssen era ends with the sale of the remaining 50% of its shares to VIAG (Vereinigte Industrieunternehmen AG).

  • 1993

    More than 50% of all households in the Thyssengas supply area use natural gas for heating.

  • 1994

    Bayernwerk AG acquires VIAG’s shares in Thyssengas.

  • 1997

    RWE acquires Bayernwerk AG’s shares in Thyssengas.

  • 1998

    The demarcations existing with Ruhrgas are lifted with a view toward the coming reform of energy legislation.

  • 2000

    Thyssengas opens the network for third-party use with the publication of the conditions of access. RWE acquires Exxon's 25% share in Thyssengas.

  • 2003

    After acquiring the Shell shares, RWE becomes the 100% owner of Thyssengas.

  • 2004

    The business areas of Thyssengas are integrated into the RWE Group. RWE Transportnetz Gas GmbH takes over the gas transmission with 65 employees. Thyssengas remains the owner of the essential gas infrastructure as a non-operating company.

  • 2005

    Introduction of an entry/exit systems and virtual trade for initially nine subnetworks.

  • 2009

    RWE Transportnetz Gas integrates Germany's first biogas plant into a low-calorific gas network. That same year, the company and the existing Thyssengas are merged into Thyssengas GmbH.

  • 2011

    Thyssengas joins the market area cooperation NCG (NetConnect Germany).

  • 2011

    Macquarie acquires Thyssengas and transforms the company into Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 3 (MEIF 3).

  • 2012

    Thyssengas is spun off from the RWE Group and becomes the first independently operating German gas network company.

  • 2013

    Standard & Poors gives the Thyssengas Group an "A-" rating and the company is certified as an Independent Transmission Operator (ITO).

  • 2014

    Thyssengas hires trainees again and offers cooperative education.

  • 2014

    At the end of 2014, Standard & Poor's raised our rating even higher up to an "A".

  • 2015

    Thyssengas announces plans for the construction of the Baltic Link connecting the NEL Northern European gas pipeline and the Zeelink system.

  • 2016

    The Dutch company Fondsgesellschaft DIF and the French company EDF acquire Thyssengas.

2005 Introduction of Entry-Exit System and virtual trade

Four letters and the Internet revolutionise capacity booking.

With the introduction of EESy, our customers were able to very easily acquire capacity rights for the entry and exit of gas. The transaction effort dropped drastically for our customers with the introduction of EESy. New trading platforms have been implemented as web portals and market areas have been consolidated in the meantime. The marketing options through virtual trading points have thereby increased further. The fact that the virtual trading points have taken over the functions of physical entry and exit points and our customers can make bookings with the greatest flexibility and maximum comfort has become and everyday thing in the meantime. We laid the foundation with EESy.

Erste Einbindung einer Biogasanlage in L-Gasnetz, Biogas wird handelbar

Biogas becomes a valuable and environmentally friendly energy source for everyone.

Biogas combustion is carbon-neutral because it is produced from biogenic resources. In addition to energy crops, these are most of all slurry and organic residue. During growth, these bind precisely the carbon which is released again during combustion. It is a zero-sum game. Biogas was not able to deliver this advantage earlier, though, because it was not suitable for transmission in the gas network and use in heating in industrial facilities. In 2006, Thyssengas developed a process which makes biogas compatible with normal low-calorific and high-calorific gas. Since then it can be entered into the network, transmitted to any consumer and used like normal natural gas. Normal natural gas vehicles can now be driven in an inexpensive and environmentally friendly was using biogas. Our video shows how it works.

Market area cooperation NCG

United market areas of Germany – NCG.

Thyssengas joined Netconnect Germany GmbH in 2011. All essential functions on our platform are consolidated through this Germany-wide service across all market areas for our customers:

• Balancing group management
• The provision and operation of the virtual trading point (VTP)
• The provision of things such as invoice data and balancing energy data
• Balancing energy management

Another milestone on the road to a new energy industry.

Purchase by Macquarie

Thyssengas – Germany's first independent gas network operator.

In 2011, RWE sold its subsidiary Thyssengas to the Australian infrastructure investor Macquarie. This was founded in 1969 and has more than 13,900 employees in 29 countries. The company is considered one of the leading investors in the area of infrastructure and manages assets in the amount of approximately EUR 287 billion (as of 31 March 2014). Since 2011, Thyssengas has been a part of Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 3 (MEIF 3), a closed-end fund established in 2010 with a volume of EUR 1.2 billion. Other companies in the fund include Brussels Airport, Copenhagen Airports and České Radiokomunikace.

Since spinning off from the energy company RWE, the Dortmund company Thyssengas has been considered a pioneer in the industry which operates in the market independently and with the utmost efficiency and success with its own independent management concept.

Rating by Standard & Poor's

Thyssengas – success and financial power confirmed by S&P.

The requirements of the big rating agencies have become extremely demanding for the awarding of "A" ratings, particularly in recent years. We are therefore especially proud of the very good "A-" rating received from the international rating agency Standard & Poor's in the very first rating of the independent Thyssengas GmbH. Our customers and partners can be certain that they have a healthy and strong partner at their side who will be able to fulfil all of the conditions for even the largest projects.

At the end of 2014, Standard & Poor's raised our rating even higher up to an "A".

For us, this is confirmation that we have taken the right course of independence and a strict focus on performance.