Business areas

Who wants to assert himself in the complex energy sector has to stand on a solid foundation, today. As a European active and regional embedded corporate group comprising more than 20 companies offers a broad range of competences under one roof. We concentrate on the business areas Trading & Sales, Transport, Storage, Biogas and Digital Infrastructure.


ONTRAS Gastransport acts as an independent as well as technically and logistically dependable transmission system operator within a regulated European transmission system. With a pipeline system in excess of 7,500 kilometres and more than 450 network interconnections ONTRAS ensures the smooth transportation of gas for shippers.

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Trading & Sales

For decades the VNG Group's profile has been shaped largely by its trade in natural gas and biomethane. Together with VNG Handel & Vertrieb with its many regional layers and its trading companies and holdings, we are a reliable and flexible supplier to regional utilities, industry and commercial and residential customers at home and abroad.

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Through VNG Gasspeicher GmbH, the VNG Group offers decades of experience and all-round expertise when it comes to underground gas storage, from design and construction to operation and maintenance, as well as the marketing of storage capacity.

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VNG has concentrated its activities related to biogas and biomethane in the Biogas business area since 2020. In this context, biogas is one of the most important growth segments. BALANCE Erneuerbare Energien GmbH currently operates 40 biogas plants in eastern and northern Germany.

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Digital Infrastructure

The Digital Infrastructure division, which was only established in 2022, bundles the activities of several subsidiaries and holdings. Its activities range from the fibre optic backbone to the fibre optic distribution network and services in connection with digital infrastructure. 

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