Gazpromneft Marine Bunker is one of Russia’s leading producers of high-tech marine fuels
The market leader in marine bunkering
Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, operator of the Gazprom Neft bunkering business, offers its services at 37 ports worldwide, including at the ports of Constanza (Romania), Riga (Latvia), and Tallinn (Estonia), as well as all of Russia’s main sea and river ports. Premium sales of bunkering fuels reached 2.92 million tonnes in 2018.
Gazpromneft Marine Bunker’s clients include major Russian and international shipping companies. The company’s own fleet comprises 10 bunkering vessels.
Ensuring guaranteed supplies of marine fuels for Gazprom Neft’s Arctic projects is a strategic objective for Gazpromneft Marine Bunker.
Addressing this problem has required putting in place bunkering infrastructure adapted to the conditions of the Far North. Work on this has already started, with Gazprom Neft’s own fleet including Arctic-class bunkering vessel.
Sales of environmentally friendly marine fuels
Consolidating its place in the environmentally friendly bunkering market is a strategic objective for Gazprom Neft. The proportion of low-sulphur fuels in terms of Gazpromneft Marine Bunker’s total sales continued increasing throughout 2018, with sales of environmentally friendly ultra-low sulphur fuels (less than 0.1 percent) increasing by 26 percent over the year, reaching 200,000 tonnes.
This innovative product, from Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery, is suitable for use in controlled emissions zonesSECA — Sulphur Emission Control Area — a specific maritime navigation area (including the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel) in which vessels are required to use low-sulphur fuels. under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)MARPOL — the «International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships». An amendment to the main treaty in early 2015 introduced a further regulation governing the permissible amount of sulphur in marine fuels used in vessels covering Sulphur Emission Control Areas..
The outlook for LPG bunkering
Gazpromneft Marine Bunker plans to expand its marine fuels range using liquid petroleum gas (LPG), introducing ISO 20519:2017 «Ships and marine technology — Specification for bunkering of liquefied natural gas fuelled vessels» into Russian shipping in 2018, as well as starting work on developing a project to build an LPG bunkering vessel — something unique to Russia’s shipping industry.
Filling Station Network
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