Shipment is up to schedule

The seasonal product is being actively produced and shipped at Gazprom neftekhim Salavat bitumen unit. In April the demand for bitumens usually increases. Presently 600 to 800 tons of bitumens are shipped on a daily basis. It is almost twice as many as shipped from the beginning of the year.

In February-March bitumen unit of shop No. 18 at the Oil Refinery produced and shipped bitumen of BND 70/100 grade in the quantity of 16,700 tons and BND 100/130 grade in the quantity of 10,200 tons as well as 6,300 tons of low-sulfur fuel oil M 100.

— We started producing bitumen of BND 70/100 and BND 100/130 grades two years ago, — says Andrey Bryzgalov, Bitumen Unit Supervisor. — They are in demand at the market as they allow for formation of high-quality bitumen-concrete mixes used for construction and repair of public regional and municipal roads pavements. In other words, the use of our bitumens considerably extends the service life of road pavements.

Bitumen products are shipped by road and railway transport to the Republic of Bashkortostan, Orenburg region, Chelyabinsk region, Kurgan region and Sverdlovsk region. As for low-sulfur fuel oil, it is shipped to Vladivistok.

In February an overhaul of the bitumen unit was carried out. Scheduled works increased reliability of the equipment operation. In the end of March additional restrictive and preventive measures were implemented at the unit and other Gazprom neftekhim Salavat facilities due to COVID-19 outbreak. As for the rest, the work is being done as per normal.

For reference

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is one of the largest oil refining and petrochemical complexes in Russia. The Complex was founded in 1948.

The Company is integrated into the Gazprom system. It has the basic advantage, consolidating on a single site a full cycle of crude hydrocarbons processing, petrochemistry and mineral fertilizers production. The Company comprises the Oil Refinery, Gas & Chemical Plant and the Monomer Plant.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat produces more than 100 items, over 50% of which are bulk products including motor gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, styrene, polystyrene, low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, DOP plasticizer, butyl alcohols, sulphur, ammonia, urea, acrylic acid, butyl acrylate etc.

The oil refining and petrochemical products are exported to all the federal subjects of the country. The export reach covers over 50 CIS and non-CIS countries including Finland, China, Brazil, the UK, Western Europe countries and the Baltic states.

High quality of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat output is confirmed by certificates of conformity to ISO 9001 and 14001, the international standards of quality and environmental safety.

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