Gazprom Neft and Nissan have signed a strategic partnership agreement intended to remain in effect for two years. The deal will allow the companies to implement new joint projects in Russia.
During the first stage of cooperation, Gazprom Neft will become the exclusive fuel supplier for the first fueling of Nissan automobiles manufactured in Russia. Cars fresh off the assembly line will be fueled with G-Drive fuel produced by Gazprom Neft.
The plan is for Gazprom Neft to supply over 660,000 liters of G-Drive fuel each year. During the first year, approximately 50,000 cars produced at the factory in Saint Petersburg will be fueled with the new-generation fuel.
95-octane G-Drive gasoline increases engine power, improves the car's acceleration, and provides professional protection for the engine. G-Drive fuel is sold at Gazpromneft network gas stations .
Within the partnership framework, G-Drive will also become the official fueling partner for the Nissan GT-Academy motorsports project, and the G-Drive Racing team driving Nissan cars will take part in the FIA World Endurance Championship FIA World Endurance Championship ) (WEC).
"We value our partnership with Nissan, and are confident that our further cooperation will be effective, since the G-Drive and Nissan tandem has already achieved success in the international motor sports arena. Beginning the supply of G-Drive premium fuel for Nissan will make it possible—and not only for auto racers, but for many Russian auto enthusiasts as well—immediately upon purchase of a new car to appreciate the advantages of high-quality gasoline tested in racing conditions," said Alexander Krylov, Gazprom Neft Regional Sales Director.
"Year after year, our company has been expanding its presence in Russia, and our task is to offer a broad range of high-quality locally manufactured products to Russian consumers. The fuel of choice for the first fueling of automobiles made by Nissan Manufacturing Rus in Saint Petersburg will be the Russian G-Drive high-quality gasoline. We are confident that this kind of cooperation between leading auto manufacturers and a major oil company will set a solid basis for the further development of the economy, and will provide advantages to Russian consumers," said Dmitry Mikhailov, chief executive of the Nissan plant in Saint Petersburg.