The Gazprom Neft-owned Omsk Oil Refinery has launched production of JET A-1 fuel for jet and turboprop engines.
This will add to the expansion of the company’s jet fuel range.
The new program will allow the refinery to produce up to 300 thousand tons of the new aviation fuel annually for the international market.
The first batch of Gazprom Neft-produced JET A-1 has been already delivered to airports in Asia.
Mikhail Antonov, Head of Oil and Gas Refining Directorate, Gazprom Neft said; “Thanks to the implementation of the program for the modernization and development of the Omsk Oil Refinery, we have increased the production of light oil products and expanded the resource base necessary for the production of new products in demand in the market.
“The first deliveries of JET A-1 fuel have already been made to countries across the Asian region. In the future we plan to deliver our new aviation fuel to European airports as well.”
Vladimir Egorov, Gazpromneft-Aero’s CEO said; “Based on IATA data, we see potential for the recovery of the global aviation fuel market in the midterm. We hope that expanding the range of high-quality aviation fuel will allow the company to enter new markets and refuel airlines beyond the Russian market with our own product.
“This will enable us to increase the total volume of sales and attract new carriers to work with us. Business development at airports in Europe and Asia is in line with the Gazpromneft-Aero’s strategic priorities.”