Into-plane fuel sales up 14% in first half of 2013 for Gazprom Neft

Russian energy firm Gazprom Netf said that its Gazpromneft-Aero aviation fuel business maintained its position in Russia´s aviation fuel market with a 23% market share and remained the largest provider of aviation fuel for the Russian Ministry of Defense´s airfields.

According to the firm, the total volume of aviation fuel sold by the company in the first half of the year reached 1.5m tons. Into-plane fuel sales increased by almost 14% to over 1m tons compared with H1 2012.

In the Russian market the company has the largest distribution network amounting to 36 refueling complexes. It operates in 44 airports domestically and over 100 airports internationally.

In H1 ´13, Gazpromneft-Aero sold more than 100,000 tons of aviation fuel internationally supplying to 110 airports (up from 89 last year). This was made possible by developing partnerships with providers of aviation fuel in local markets, the firm said.

Compared to H1 2012, the volume of fuel purchased by international airlines in Russia increased 10 times and exceeded 25,000 tons.

In H1 2013, Gazpromneft-Aero invested over 35m in upgrading its aviation fuel infrastructure at Russian airports.
Vladimir Yegorov, General director of Gazpromneft-Aero, said:

Since December 2008, Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association in aviation fuel supplies. As per the volume of retail trade, Gazpromneft-Aero holds the leading position in the Russian aviation fuel market. In its operating activities, the company uses technologies ensuring compliance with the highest security status for fuel operations: Green.

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