To meet the increased motor fuel demand in the domestic market, Gazprom Neft has taken steps aimed at stabilizing the situation. The company is boosting its output of high octane gasoline and is significantly increasing the supply of motor fuels to some regions.
In May, Gazprom Neft will supply to the Kemerovo region 20 thousand tons more gasoline than previously planned. This is 104% more than supplies in May 2010.
Gazprom Neft’s gasoline supplies to the Kemerovo region in April 2011 have risen by 22% over the same period of last year and reached 36.8 thousand tons. In the first quarter of this year, the company delivered more than 114 thousand tons of gasoline to the region, which is 38% more than in the same quarter of 2010.
The Tomsk region is to recieve in May, 6 thousand tons of petroleum products more than planned, which is 136% more than in May 2010.
As early as this April, supplies to this region have gone up by 111% (7.1 thousand tons) as compared with April 2010. Overall, during the first quarter of this year, Gazprom Neft shipped to the Tomsk region 21.2 thousand tons of gasoline, an increase of 71% over the same period of last year.
Gazprom Neft will ship in May an additional 20 thousand tons of petroleum products to the Novosibirsk region (46% more than in May 2010), and an additional 6 thousand tons of petroleum products to the Altai Territory, which is more than twice than what was shipped in May 2010.
To stabilize the situation in the fuel market of the Altai region, Gazprom Neft made the decision as early as this April to increase motor fuel supplies of to the region by 5 thousand tons. This brings the total supplies to the region this April to 34.6% above those in April 2010, and totals over 23 thousand tons.
“Gazprom Neft is making every effort to meet the needs of the domestic market. In May 2011, the company plans a 28% increase in the production of high-octane gasoline Environmental Grades 3 and 4 as compared with April 2011, and to bring their production to 592 thousand tons. Production of high-octane gasoline in May 2011 increased by 46% over the same period last year. No shutdowns for maintenance are scheduled at the company’s refineries and all installations will continue to operate at their planned capacity. We ensure the stable supply of fuels to all regions where we have a presence; there are no restrictions on the sale of petroleum products at the company’s gas stations. The company does everything possible to keep our at-the-pump prices stable. These prices are currently among the lowest in the Russian retail market”, — said Gazprom Neft’s Deputy General Director for Logistics, Processing and Sales, Anatoly Cherner.