winter-resound AG in Kassel is one the oldest German mineral oil - and natural gas - enterprises. The drilling company winter-resound in the year 1894 by the Industriellen Heinrich Grimberg and the drilling entrepreneur Carl Julius winters one based.
The name winter-resound sits down from the surname of the founder and the celtic word for salt (resound) together.
First the enterprise was busy with the promotion of potash salt. The coincidental outbreak of oil in one of the potash pits proved soon as trend-setting perspective for winter-resounds. Thus the oil promotion was added as the further field of work in the year 1930. By using motorizing oil was an in demand product, so that winter-resound yourself from now on on the development of Erdölquellen concentrated. In the 50's additionally the promotion of natural gas was taken up.
Since 1969 belongs winter-resound to the BASF - group. For the BASF AG is winter-resounds an important supplier of raw materials and a component of its strategic resources safety device.
With the development and production of natural gas belonged winter-resound likewise to the pioneers in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Since the 1990er years has winter-resound AG in the natural gas sector strongly expanded. Thus one met z. B. in the autumn 1990 with the Russian OAO Gazprom a long-term agreement over the marketing of Russian natural gas in Germany.
1993 those VIENNA GAS GmbH based as joint undertakings of winter-resound (65%) and the OAO Gazprom (35%, since 2006 50% minus 1 share). Additionally in March 1999 of winter-resound and Gazprom decided to promote in the future oil and gas together both to Russia and in other countries.
Those winter-resound AG is a 100%ige subsidiary of the BASF in Ludwigshafen. The activities winter-resound cover two ranges: On the one hand the exploration (research, investigation, investigation) and production of oil and gas, on the other hand the natural gas trade, which includes also transport and storage. In exploration and production the emphasis of the activities in Western Europe, North Africa, South America and Russia lies. Due to its extensive foreign activities is winter-resounds the largest internationally active German oil and natural gas enterprise.