General information

Swissgas, which was founded on 7 April 1971 as a private limited company, is a joint service platform for four regional shareholders (regional companies) and provides its services in their behalf. The Association of the Swiss Natural Gas Industry (Verband der Schweizerischen Gasindustrie – VSG) is also a shareholder.

Shareholder Swissgas

The purpose of the Company – in collaboration with the regional companies – is to supply Switzerland with natural gas in all its forms and to safeguard its interests in Switzerland and abroad.

The main objective is to keep network operations competitive and ensure the security of supply. Therefore Swissgas has its own network of natural gas pipelines with a total length of 260 km as well as transport agreements with foreign companies for gas transport up to the Swiss border.

Key figures for the 2020 financial year:

Procured quanity of natural gas6,9 TWh
Total length of the pipeline network260 km
Balance sheet totalCHF 241,1 million
Proceeds from deliveries and servicesCHF 149,4 million
cumulative InvestmentsCHF 354,3 million


100 % Swissgas Speicher AG, Zurich
Analyses, clarifications and activities related to natural gas storage

51 % Transitgas AG, Zurich:
Technical operation and maintenance of the transitgas Pipeline

5,3 % Swiss Gas Invest AG, Vevey

4,9 % FluxSwiss Sagl, Lugano:
Commerical operation of the transitgas capacity

Building applications

Third-party building applications are now submitted directly to the Swiss Federal Pipeline Inspectorate (Eidgenössisches Rohrleitungsinspektorat, ERI).

Building applications