Gazprom Neft Launches Production of JET A-1 Jet Fuel
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. Omsk Oil Refinery previously produced TS-1 aviation kerosene for the Russian market. 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.
Gazpromneft-Aero, the aviation fuel operator of Gazprom Neft, is responsible for the distribution of the JET A-1 fuel. The new high-quality fuel meets international aviation standards and is certified in accordance with the technical regulations of the Customs Union.
Gazprom Neft is investing RUB700 billion in the modernisation of the Omsk and Moscow refineries as part of a major programme lasting until 2025. It has completed the first stage of the programme involving the building and reconstructing technological units to enable a switch to the more environmentally friendly and energy efficient Euro-5 fuels and has started the second stage of the programme to increase the depth of oil refining and the production of light oil products in line with global best practice standards.
Gazpromneft-Aero is the aviation fuel operator of Gazprom Neft selling aviation fuel and refuelling aircraft in-wing at 297 airports in 71 counties with more than 150 Russian and foreign airline clients.