St Petersburg, August 21 - Neftegaz.RU. Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, operator of the Gazprom Neft bunkering business, increased sales of ultra-low sulphur fuels in H1 2019, reaching 121,400 tonnes - the bulk of these sales, comprising high-tech oil products with a sulphur content of less than 0.1 %, consistent with the requirements of the MARPOL Convention, and intended for use in SECA shipping zones - occurring at ports in Russia’s North-West Region, predominantly through the Port of St Petersburg.
Gazprom Neft’s total sales of marine fuels in the first six months of 2019 were up 23 % year-on-year, at 1.53 million tonnes. Sales throughout ports in Russia’s North-West Region were up 26 %, to 857,500 tonnes, and in the Black Sea Region were up 14 %, reaching 503,200 tonnes. Bunkering of river vessels on Russia’s internal waterways was also up 90 %, at 106,300 tonnes.