Gazpromneft Marine Bunker is a Gazprom Neft subsidiary, established in 2007 to provide year-round sales of marine fuels and lubricants for marine and river transport. The company is one of the most important oil-products suppliers in Russia’s North—West Region, achieving sales of approximately 332,000 tonnes of marine fuels at the Sea Port of St Petersburg in 2018.
PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is Russia’s largest shipping company and one of the world’s leading energy shipping companies, as well as an offshore exploration and oil and gas production services provider. The company’s directly owned and chartered fleet includes 146 vessels (with a total deadweight of 12.8 million tonnes), including more than 80 ice-class vessels.
Sovcomflot serves the following major oil and gas projects in Russia and elsewhere: Sakhalin-1; Sakhalin-2; Varandey; Prirazlomnoye; Novy Port; Yamal LNG; and Tangguh (Indonesia). The company’s head office is in St Petersburg, and it has representative offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol and Dubai.
MARPOL — the “International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships”. * MARPOL — the “International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships”. An amendment to the main treaty in early 2015 introduced a further regulation governing the permissible amount of sulphur in marine fuels used in vessels covering Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA, covering shipping zones including the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel, where vessels are required to switch to low-sulphur fuels). With effect from 1 January 2020 the requirements of the MARPOL Convention forbidding the use of fuels with sulphur content above 0.5 percent will be introduced for throughout international navigation.