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Gazprom Neft Lubricants begins supplies to Israel

Gazpromneft Lubricants — operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business — has begun supplies to Israel. Under the terms of this contract, concluded with major distributor Negev Distribution Lubricants Ltd, 200 tonnes of Gazprom Neft branded products have already been despatched from warehouses in Russia.

Approximately 2,000 tonnes of lubricants and service fluids are expected to be supplied to this Israeli partner in 2015, covering the widest possible product range, including engine oils for various types of gasoline and diesel car and van engines, mini-buses and light transport vehicles, diesel HGV engines and highway and off-road vehicles, as well as transmission fluids for use in mechanical and automatic car, bus and truck transmission systems.

Oils and engine fluids supplied in Israel are produced at Gazprom Neft’s own factories, and meet the highest international standards for product quality.

Gazpromneft Lubricants CEO Alexander Trukhan commented: “More than 50 percent of the company’s engine oils are now sold abroad. Over the past year we have entered new markets in more than 10 countries, offering lubricants that more than match the quality of those offered by major international manufacturers. The commencement of supplies in Israel is the next logical step in achieving our strategic objective of strengthening our position in the international market.”

Notes for editors

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.

Management policies at Gazpromneft Lubricants and its production assets are fully compliant with international ISO standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 16949 and OHSAS18001. The company supplies its products to the production lines of Derways Automobile Company, the Avtotor group of companies (producing General Motors and Hyundai vehicles), Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok, KAMAZ, and GAZ. 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 470 branded oils and lubricants across all market sectors (more than 1,000 products in total). The company currently commands a 14-percent share of the Russian lubricants market, as well as operating in the markets of the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Eastern and Western Europe, the CIS, the Baltics, the Central Asian republics and South—East Asia, Africa, and others. The company’s products are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Negev Distribution Lubricants Ltd is a subsidiary of the Binol Group, primarily involved in the sale of lubricants and auto-care products throughout Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The company is active in both the B2B and B2C sectors, supplying products to more than 4,000 clients.

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