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Meet DYM Resources at the 16th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference

DYM Resources is participating in the 16th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference. Global industry influencers and regional drivers for the Middle Eastern market will gather together from October 15th to 16th in Dubai.

Conference speakers will provide an overview of the Middle Eastern macroeconomy, including the Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants market: trends, economical сhallenges, environmental issues, future transformation strategies, impact of international regulation, etc.

Among the reports there are the following topics:

— How developments within the Gulf’s oil market are currently influencing its economy.

— Supply and demand dynamics of base oils Group I, II, III in the Middle Eastern region.

— How will sanctions affect base oils and lubricants demand and supply?

— Challenges in vehicle engine oils in MENA ahead of IMO 2020, globalization of standards.

— As the global fuel industry develops and innovates, how is the Middle East keeping up?

— The Gulf as a major marine hub: how is the Gulf preparing for IMO 2020? Is this regulation affecting the value chain, including ports?

— How does the marine fuel sector look like in the Middle East after 2020?

Delegates of the 16th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference will include representatives from Novvi (develops, produces and distributes plant-based synthetic oils and lubricants), Lubrizol Dubai (coatings, engineered polymers, engine oil additives, industrial lubricants, etc),  Ineos Oligomers (manufactures chemicals for the use in polyethylene, lubricants, fuel additives, surfactants, and special materials),  Alhamrani FUCHS Petroleum (produces lubricants for various mechanical industries), Afton Chemical (develops and manufactures petroleum additives), and others.

DYM Resources is an international oil trading company specializing in base oils, additives, lubricants, and slack wax supply. The company is supplying base oils from Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Europe by flexi-tanks, trucks, and bulk.

To meet our managing director Denis Varaksin on the 16th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants you are welcome to contact us per email: info@dymresources.com.

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DYM Resources Speaks and Presides at the ACI’s Bitumen Industry Summit in London

The managing director from DYM Resources Yury Burenco is making a report about the Bitumen market in Russia and CIS at the ACI’s Bitumen Industry Summit from 9th to 10th October 2019 in London. Yury Burenko has been also invited to moderate the event as a conference chairman.

Industry stakeholders from the bitumen industry, such as bitumen producers, road construction companies, infrastructure clients, solutions and technology providers, will discuss both the technical aspects of the bitumen market and the latest challenges in the industry. The agenda of the conference is covering the following topics: IMO 2020, bitumen supply and demand, production capacity, bitumen quality, health and safety perspectives and technological innovations.

The managing director from DYM Resources Yury Burenko will make a report about the Bitumen market of Russia and CIS, highlighting emerging opportunities and problems of the region. He also will analyze, how regulatory changes (IMO 2020 and others) will affect the bitumen market in Europe, Russia, and CIS in terms of production, quality and price. 

As the chair of the conference, DYM Resources managing director will lead the questions and answers panel and will make final comments after speakers and sessions.

Among the others participants, the conference will be attended by Shell Bitumen, Total UK, Latexfalt (innovative products and systems on the basis of bitumen and polymers), Ooms Producten (production of polymer modified bitumen), Material Edge (production of asphalt and bitumen), NordBit ( production and design of bitumen and its components), and others.

DYM Resources is an international niche oil products trading company working with all bitumen producers in Russia and supplying EN-certified ordinary bitumen and polymer-modified bitumen to European consumers. DYM Resources offers road and roofing bitumen as well as niche bitumen products, including joint tapes, mastics, and sealants.

You are welcome to contact our managing directors per email: info@dymresources.com.

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“Bitumen in Europe moves to the East” — DYM Resources reports at the Argus Africa Roads Conference

“Production of Bitumen in Europe moves to the East” — DYM Resources Speaks at the Argus Africa Roads 2019 Conference

DYM Resources will make a report on the bitumen industry in Europe, Russia and CIS at the Argus Africa Roads Conference 2019. The Conference takes place from June 26th to 27th  in Nairobi, Kenia.

“The new IMO 2020 restrictions will reduce demand for high-sulfur fuel oil and lead to changes in the oil market. Some European refineries have already refocused on refining light oil products from fuel oil, while refineries in Russia and CIS tend to produce more bitumen“, DYM Resources managing director Yury Burenko says. “Moreover, the bitumen duty in Russia is expected to fall from 100 USD/Mt to 0 USD/Mt in the next 5 years, as the Russian tax system changes. This will also encourage production of bitumen.”

The report from DYM Resources will also include the following issues:

— How regulatory changes will affect on the bitumen market in Europe, Russia, and CIS in terms of production, quality and price.

— Available capacities in Russia and CIS – can Russia increase bitumen production taking into account IMO 2020 restrictions and falling fuel oil demand?

— What are the logistical problems and bottlenecks for bitumen exports from Russia?

— Intraregional trade flows are geopolitical difficulties and dependencies.

Other industry speakers will address a range of topics including updates on the road and bitumen infrastructure in East Africa:

—  Road developments and investments in East Africa, focusing on Kenya and Tanzania.

— Impact of Iranian sanctions and alternative supply sources for east African road projects.

— Growing appetite for bitumen and bitumen infrastructure in east Africa.

The participants will include delegates from Shell, MENA Energy, Cinergy, TEC Container Solutions and others.


DYM Resources is an international niche oil products trading company working with all bitumen producers in Russia and supplying EN-certified ordinary bitumen and polymer-modified bitumen to European consumers. DYM Resources offers road and roofing bitumen as well as niche bitumen products, including joint tapes, mastics, and sealants. You are welcome to contact our managing directors per email: info@dymresources.com.

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Meet DYM Resources at the 13th ICIS Asian Base Oils and Lubricants Conference

DYM Resources participates in the 13th ICIS Asian Base Oils and Lubricants Conference. The Conference takes place from June 25th to 27th in Singapore.

“Asian market is the fastest growing one in the world. Quality changes happening there are amazing,” — says the managing director from DYM Resources Denis Varaksin. “DYM Resources is a global base oils and additives supplier. Therefore, we will use the conference to see suppliers and clients, and to get more knowledge about base oils market in Asia.”

Conference speakers will discuss, how politics and increased geopolitical tensions affect the Asian economy. They will try to make a forecast, what the economic outlook for the Asian region will be after 2020. Several reports will be made on the base oils of Group I and Group II, as well as on the introduction of Euro VI equivalents in Asia, and on upcoming innovations in engine performance affecting the lubricants business.

Among the speakers will be company representative from Shell, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, Infineum Singapore ( fuel and lubricant additives), The Lubrizol (additives for transportation and industrial lubricants), Pertamina Lubricants (manufactures lubricants), Chemlube International (lubricating oils and greases), Lukoil Marine Lubricants.  In 2018 the Conference was attended by over than 300 delegates.

DYM Resources is an international oil trading company specialized in base oils, additives, lubricants, and slack wax supply. The company is supplying base oils from Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Europe in flexi-tanks, trucks, and bulk.

To meet our managing director Denis Varaksin at the 13th ICIS Asian Base Oils and Lubricants Conference you are welcome to contact us per email: info@dymresources.com.

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DYM Resources starts loading Polymer Modified Bitumen

DYM Resources starts loading Polymer Modified Bitumen

DYM Resources starts loading a new product — the EN-certified Polymer-modified bitumen (PMB). It is delivered by trucks from Russia to neighboring countries.

What is a Polymer modified bitumen (PMB)

Polymer modified bitumen (PMB) is a type of bitumen, which is formed by adding some polymer. The most common type of polymer that is added is styrene butadiene styrene (SBS). It acts as a binder modification agent.

Adding polymers provide a higher level of quality, improves specifications of bitumen, give it extra strength, additional elasticity, high resistance to deformations, heat and frost.

Polymer modified bitumen (PMB) is used in the construction of roads (85–90%), pavement, roofs, airfield, etc.

(to learn more about the Polymer modified bitumen (PMB))

“The improved technical characteristics of the product extend maintenance periods for up to two times,” says the managing director from DYM Resources, Yury Burenco. „This reduces total cost of road construction and maintenance.“  

“The improved technical characteristics of the product extend maintenance periods for up to two times.“

“During the 12-year cycle of operation of the road, which was made from the Polymer modified bitumen, savings on current and capital maintenance reach 32%,” representative from the Gazpromneft Bitumen Materials reports.

Producers of the Polymer modified bitumen in Russia and shipping methods

There are three largest producers of Polymer modified bitumen (PMB) in Russia: Gazpromneft (EN-certified bitumen), Rosneft (EN-certified bitumen) and LUKOIL (GOST 33133-2014 bitumen). DYM Resources is able to supply Polymer modified bitumen from all of them.

DYM Resources delivers PMB in various packages: rail road tankers, trucks, big bags and clovertainer — a container of multilayer cardboard with a volume of 1000 liters, 20-foot containers.

PMB in Russia: production and export growth

According to consulting services, production of the PMB in Russia constantly grows.

In 2017 Russia produced about 232.6 thousand tons Polymer modified bitumen. That is 15.22% more than in 2016 (202,26 thousand tons).

The growth of PMB production accelerated in 2018, as both Rosneft and LUKOIL announced, that they have started or improved their PMB-programs on several of their bitumen refineries.

Production of PMB started in Russia in 2009 in the Omsk refinery, owned by company Gazprom. Since then, the PBM market has grown up to 70 times.

Analysts predicted, that by 2025 the capacity of the PMB market in Russia will exceed to 500 thousand tons.

The Polymer modified bitumen is exported from Russia to Europe, South and Latin America, Africa, Central and South-East Asia, in such countries as Peru, Chile, Brazil, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam.

Unlike the ordinary bitumen, Polymer modified bitumen has no export duty.

DYM Resources bitumen offer

DYM Resources is an international niche oil products trading company working with all bitumen producers in Russia and supplying EN-certified ordinary bitumen and polymer-modified bitumen to European consumers . DYM Resources offers road and roofing bitumen as well as niche bitumen products, including joint tapes, mastics, and sealants. You are welcome to contact our managing directors per email: info@dymresources.com.

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Bitumen prices in Germany rise due to lower production

Prices in Germany’s domestic bitumen market are rising because supplies are restricted while seasonal demand is growing.

Bitumen supplies remain limited throughout Germany, especially in the northeast, as the two largest German refineries, Schwedt and Leuna, have temporarily stopped producing bitumen due to the pipeline Druzhba contamination issue. Bayernoil, another major producer of bitumen, has been on a nine-month break because of an explosion last year.

PCK Schwedt

The German refinery PCK Schwedt, which processes 208, 000 barrels of bitumen per day. It has stopped the production of bitumen and switch to the delivery of more cost-effective lighter crudes. From the middle of April, oil flows through the pipeline have been halted, while crude oil was contaminated by excess concentrations of an organic chloride. After using the oil reserves, the PCK Schwedt temporarily established alternative oil supplies through the port of Rostock.

PCK Raffinerie Schwedt is owned by Rosneft Deutschland, Shell Deutschland and PCK Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft. The refinery processes 12 million tons of crude oil per year, obtaining diesel fuel, gasoline, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel oil and among others, bitumen.

Total Refinery Leuna

The second German Refinery Leuna, that also used crude oil from PCK Druzhba, had to cut bitumen production and switched to delivery of lighter crudes as well. Before this accident Leuna supplied approximately 210,000 barrels of bitumen per day. PCK Leuna is owned by Total and has the capacity to process 12 million tons of crude oil per year.

Pipeline Druzhba supplies about one third of crude oil to Germany. According to the latest reports, Druzhba could be launched from July 1st. Full pipeline cleaning will take about 6- 8 months.

Bayernoil refinery

The third German refinery Bayernoil, that produces 210 000 barrels of bitumen per day, was launched in the first week of June after nine-month interruption in the operation. It took nine months to recover from a powerful explosion and fire in September 2018.

Although the refinery is open, the supply the of bituminous product will remain limited for at least three months. The Bayernoil plans to reach full capacity by September.

The Refinery Bayernoil owned by Varo Energy, Rosneft Deutschland, Eni and BP. It produces over ten million tons of crude oil annual. The refinery gains liquefied gases, fuels, gasoline, jet, diesel, heating oil and bitumen.

DYM Resources is an international niche oil products trading company working with all bitumen producers in Russia and supplying EN-certified bitumen and polymer-modified bitumen to German consumers. DYM Resources offers road and roofing bitumen as well as niche bitumen products, including joint tapes, mastics, and sealants.

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Meet DYM Resources at the Oleofuels 2019 Conference in Italy

DYM Resources Participates in the Oleofuels 2019 Conference

DYM Resources Participates in the Oleofuels 2019 Conference. The Conference takes place from June 5th to 6th in Venice, Italy.

Senior representatives from the biodiesel, renewable diesel, and HVO industries will provide an overview of the current European and global Oleofuels markets. Conference contributors will discuss key regulations affecting the Oleofuels supply chain, provide updated information on the availability of raw material, and share cutting edge technology to help meet new emerging transport decarbonisation trends.

“We believe that the right biodiesel production strategy is one of the key solutions for a green future. If we want to reduce harmful emissions into the air, we must care about  more than electric cars,” says the managing director from DYM Resources, Yury Burenco.

“DYM Resources supplies fatty acids (FA) and used cooking oil (UCO) that are used to produce biodiesel. Sourcing these products in former USSR countries is one of our core competencies. This is a promising market to work with, because the ex-USSR countries are the largest producers of vegetable oils in the world. For instance, Russia and Ukraine occupy the first two places in the top 5 countries of the world leaders for the production of sunflower oil.”

The participants of the Oleofuels 2019 Conference will also include delegates from ENI, NESTE, Axens, MVAK, NEOT, and others.

DYM Resources is an international oil products trading company focused on supplying base oils, lubricants, waxes, bitumen, petroleum coke, fatty acids, and used cooking oil. You are welcome to contact our managing directors per email: info@dymresources.com.

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