Gazpromneft Aero, operator of Gazprom Neft’s aviation refueling business, recorded a 28% increase in aviation fuel sales in 2021, reaching 3.7 million tons – this figure also exceeding pre-pandemic sales levels in 2019. Direct “wingtip” sales increased by 29%, reaching 2.4 million tons — this positive sales trend being the result of increased sales of aviation fuel at Russia’s most important airports, with sales up 30% at the Moscow aviation hub, up 90% in St. Petersburg and up 27% and 69%, respectively , Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg.
The company’s proprietary Smart Fuel blockchain platform, facilitating instant payments in fueling, is now operational at 15 airports across Russia. This digital service increases the efficiency of financial operations, reducing mutual settlement times between fuel suppliers and airlines from four to five days to 15 seconds. Gazprom Neft’s blockchain platform is now registered in the State Software Registry of the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.
Gazprom Neft began commercial production of JET A-1 fuel – a product with strong export potential – at the company’s Omsk refinery in 2021. This aviation fuel is now supplied to countries across the world. Asia-Pacific, including in Kyrgyzstan to the country’s main Manas. International airport.
Gazprom Neft is an active participant in the decarbonization of aviation fueling – the Eurasian SAF Alliance was created on the initiative of the company in 2021. The Eurasian SAF-Alliance is an open forum through which actors of the aviation market along the green jet fuel value chain can engage . Gazprom Neft’s partners include such aviation industry leaders as Airbus, Aeroflot, S7 Group, Volga-Dnepr Group, NE Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) and the National Aeronautics Research Institute. civil aviation (FGUP GosNII GA). Alliance members expect the first Russian SAF-powered flight to take place no later than 2024.
“Expanding our geographical footprint and strengthening long-standing cooperation with major Russian and international airlines, as well as rapid responses to market changes, have enabled us not only to return to
2018-2019production levels, but actually exceed them. We look forward to a continued recovery in passenger air traffic in the medium term and are ready to provide our partners with refueling services at 328 airports in 71 countries around the world. To ensure the sustainability of the Russian aviation market, as well as the competitiveness of national airlines, Gazprom Neft was behind the creation of the Eurasian SAF-Alliance – a technological union of developers and producers of SAF fuel with a minimal carbon footprint.
Managing Director, Gazpromneft Aero