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Gazprom Neft supplies of lubricants to Central Asia up by one third

Gazprom Neft — operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business — increased supplies of G‑Energy and Gazpromneft-branded lubricants to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan by 34.6 percent in 2016, reaching 35,000 tonnes.

The company consistently strengthened its collaboration with major mining, metallurgical, energy and agricultural enterprises in Kazakhstan — including with the Aktyubinsk Copper Company, Eurasian Resources Group and Kazakhmys Corporation — throughout 2016.

A further driver in increasing sales of premium-class lubricants and service fluids was the opening of three service centres in Kazakhstan under the G-Energy Service brand, operating in accordance with the inclusive standards of the company’s international programme for the development of its service centre network.

Gazpromneft-Lubricants CEO Alexander Trukhan commented: “We have noted the constantly increasing demand for our products throughout the countries of Central Asia — the result of further improving service facilities, which demands the use of high-technology lubricants, endorsed by leading vehicle and equipment manufacturers. We are committed to continuing to develop priority business areas throughout the region in 2017 and plan, in particular, to open five more G-Energy Service stations.”

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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 Omsk Lubricants Plant includes Russia’s most cutting-edge facility for the mixing, dispensing and packaging of motor oils, with a total annual capacity for blending and packaging of 300,000 tonnes 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 for production lines at Daimler KamAZ Rus, Rostelmash, Derways Automobile Company, KAMAZ, the Avtotor group of companies (producing Hyundai vehicles), GAZ Group, UAZ (Sollers), and BelAZ. The company’s products are used by corporate organisations including Severstal, SIBUR, Gazprom, Evraz, MMK (OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works), TMK, NLMK Group, RUSAL, ALROSA Group, Russian Railways, and other major industrial enterprises. The company’s product range includes 500 branded oils and lubricants across all market sectors (more than 1,200 products in total). The company’s products have received more than 250 endorsements from major equipment manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN Russia, ZF, KAMAZ, AvtoGAZ, Bosch Rexroth, and others. The company is also involved in the production and sale of marine lubricants, supplying products to Sovkomflot, Rosmporport, Rosnefteflot, Norilsk Nickel and other Russian and international fleet owners. Thanks to its integration with the global Chevron supply network, the company’s clients are able to obtain marine lubricants at more than 800 ports worldwide. The company currently commands a 15-percent share of the Russian lubricants market, as well as operating in the markets of the CIS and the Baltic States, Europe, Central and South—East Asia, Africa, and elsewhere. The company’s products are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide.