Gazprom Neft develops new oils designed for Russian climatic conditions

Gazpromneft Lubricants, operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business, has introduced a range of new products into its Gazprom Neft-branded range, intended for modern domestic and internationally produced vehicles, allowing motorists to reduce costs through better fuel economy.

The specific challenges of use throughout the very diverse regions of Russia have been taken into account as far as possible in developing this new line, with formulations improved through the addition of cutting-edge additives, ensuring excellent performance at temperatures ranging from —35°C to 45°C. The new oils also have improved neutralising properties.

New additions to the company’s most popular oils, Gazpromneft Premium and Gazpromneft ATF, will go on sale in autumn this year.

Gazpromneft Premium N 5W-40 is a fully synthetic oil for petrol and diesel light vehicle engines, with an extended oil-change interval, intended mainly for use in dense urban traffic. Gazpromneft Premium L 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-40 are semi-synthetic engine oils for light- and heavy-goods vehicles, with enhanced neutralising properties, and a 20-percent margin over competitors.

Gazpromneft ATF DX III is a high-quality multi-grade oil for power steering and automatic transmission, fully compliant with General Motors’ standards. This oil has a 30-percent margin in low-temperature-flow characteristics, ensuring trouble-free operation during the cold season.

The first quarter of 2016 will see oils on sale consistent with the most recent requirements of automotive producers including Mercedes Benz, General Motors, Ford, and others. This range is designed for both motorists and for use in service stations.

Alexander Trukhan, CEO, Gazpromneft Lubricants, commented: “Introducing high-quality products, that meet consumers’ needs to the greatest possible extent, is the same absolute priority for us as it is for automotive producers. In developing lubricants under the Gazprom Neft brand we use the most cutting-edge formulations and technologies — while at the same time taking care to offer products at affordable prices.”

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Gazpromneft Lubricants Ltd (“Gazpromneft Lubricants”) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialising in the production and sale of oils, lubricants and service fluids. Established in 2007, Gazpromneft Lubricants Ltd has five production facilities throughout Russia, Italy and Serbia. Total production volumes stand at 500,000 tonnes of premium oils, lubricants and service fluids per year.

The company supplies its products to the Russia-based production lines of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok, KZ Rostelmash, the Derways Automobile Company, KAMAZ, and the Avtotor group of companies (producing Hyundai vehicles). The company’s products are used by corporate organisations including Severstal, SIBUR, Gazprom, Evraz, MMK (OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works), and other major industrial enterprises. The company’s product range includes 500 branded oils and lubricants across all market sectors (more than 1,000 products in total). The company’s products have received the highest endorsements from equipment manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Caterpillar, MAN, Scania, KAMAZ, Bosch Rexroth and others.