Gazprom Neft has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Saratov Oblast on import-substitution in lubricants and service fluids. The document was signed at this year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum by Alexander Dyukov, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft, and Vadim Oikin, First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Saratov Oblast.
Businesses in the Saratov Oblast’s industrial complex use 17,000 tonnes of lubricants every year, one quarter of which are imported products. Under this agreement Gazpromneft Lubricants, operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business, will increase supplies of modern, high-tech lubricants and service fluids to the region’s energy businesses and industrial enterprises, as well as housing and utilities infrastructure facilities.
Alexander Dyukov, Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft, commented: “The Saratov Oblast is a major industrial and transport and logistics centre for the Volga Region. The region’s machine-building, energy, and manufacturing industries are all in active development. Gazprom Neft, as the technological leader in the refining industry, is keen to offer a wide range of lubricants, as well as offering service support and scientific and technical expertise, to help improve the energy efficiency and competitiveness of businesses in the Saratov Oblast.”Alexander Dyukov Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft
Gazpromneft Lubricants is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialising in the production and sale of oils, lubricants and service fluids. Established in November 2007, Gazpromneft Lubricants has six production facilities throughout Russia, Italy and Serbia. Total production volumes stand at 600,000 tonnes of premium oils, lubricants and service fluids per year. The company’s clients and customers include leading industrial enterprises, with a product range including 600 branded oils and lubricants across all market sectors (more than 2,500 products in total). The company’s products have received more than 250 endorsements from major equipment manufacturers including KAMAZ, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN Russia, ZF, Bosch Rexroth, and others.