DYM Resources attends petcoke forum in Moscow

DYM Resources GmbH is attending 5th petroleum coke forum in Moscow, which is called Neftekoks 2019 during March 12-13th. DYM Resources is participating in the forum for the 3rd time.

Petroleum coke production in Russia and ex-USSR countries is growing, we expect new units to start up in 2020, Russia is becoming a major player in Global petcoke market“ – DYM Resources petcoke trading director Yury Burenco says.

Russian petroleum coke forum helps to promote Russian petcoke, improve production stability and quality and find new outlets for the product. Among the participants are the oil majors like Rosneft, Gazpomneft, Lukoil, Tatneft, Antipinsk refinery, metallurgical companies from Russia and CIS, manufactures of abrasive and refractory materials, designers and manufactures of high-tech equipment, representatives of the specialized research institutions.

DYM Resources is a trading firm focused on petroleum coke exports from Russia, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. The company is working with low and high Sulphur petroleum coke from multiple suppliers like Rosneft, Lukoil, Tatneft, Gazpromneft, Turkmenbashy refinery and others. DYM Resources loads petcoke to cement and metal industries by rail, container and bulk vessels.

To meet with the DYM Resources director during the Neftekoks 2019 Forum in Moscow, please contract us via our website or email

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Argus Petcoke 2017

DYM Resources attends Argus Petcoke Summit in Texas

DYM Resources petcoke trader Yury Burenko will participate in The 9th annual Argus Americas Petroleum Coke Summit. The conference will take place during 13-15 September 2017 in Woodlands, Texas, USA.

The Argus Americas Petroleum Coke Summit is one of the biggest events for Global petcoke market. More than 300 participants from US, Venezuela, Turkey, India, Russia, China and other countries will attend the Summit.

A new focus for 2017 petcoke summit is “more global coverage of the anode grade coke markets” and DYM Resources is very active in this field and has experience and competence needed in current changing environment.

DYM Resources focuses on the petcoke originated from ex-USSR countries (Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan) as petcoke production in the region is rapidly growing.

Mr. Burenko will be available for meetings during whole period of the Summit from 13th till 15th of September. Contact us to schedule a meeting with Yury.

DYM Resources is a trading company specialized in niche oils trading and a specific focus on petcoke business. DYM Resources deals with all kinds of petroleum coke:

  • anode petcoke
  • fuel petcoke
  • green petcoke
  • calcined petcoke

DYM has strong position in Russian and neighboring countries and developing its worldwide operations. The company can supply product by dry tankers, rail road and containers.

Do not hesitate to contact us to get more information about the petcoke grades we offer.

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Turkmenbashy refinery coking unit

Turkmenbashi Refinery to Build 900 kt/year Coking Unit

Turkmenbashi refinery plans to build a second coking unit to add 900,000 tons of coking capacity per year to its existing production, according to a Trend agency report citing the Turkmenistan government.

Turkmenbashi refinery operates a coker with a capacity of 200,000 tons of below 0.6 percent sulphur green petcoke per year. The refinery has a calcining unit as well.

No timetable for the new petcoke unit is given, but usually it takes several years to complete such a project. Normal petroleum coke output at similar capacity units are about 130,000 to 150,000 tons per year depending on fuel oil quality. Fuel oil is a feedstock for coking units.

Turkmenistan’s low-sulphur petcoke is supplied to aluminum and graphite industries in former Soviet Union countries and Central Asia.

DYM Resources supplies petroleum coke globally and took part in loading 23,000 tons of Turkmenistan petcoke in 2016. The company offers finance, logistics, and quality control services to its clients. For inquiries please contact us online or via email.

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Taneco petcoke export

DYM Resources Exported Taneco Petcoke via Black Sea Ports

The independent trading company DYM Resources exported Taneco petcoke (petroleum coke) in December, marking the first export shipment through the Black Sea for the producer.

The cargo was loaded to the client in Turkey and will be utilized in cement production. The cargo had good quality characteristics:

Sulfur in dry: 3.91%

Net calorific value (as received): 7,582 kcal/kg

HGI: 51

A detailed quality survey report is below.

DYM Resources plans to continue shipments of Taneco petcoke in 2017 from multiple ports in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

DYM Resources specializes in petcoke supplies by rail and sea vessels. The company works with green and calcined petroleum coke.

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Azerbaijan petcoke

Azerbaijan Petcoke Production Dropped 17 Percent This Year

Azerbaijan petcoke production has sunk sharply this year.

Green petroleum coke (petcoke) production dropped by 17 percent at SOCAR’s Baku refinery, to 184,900 tons, between January and November this year compared to the same period last year.

This data comes via Azerbaijan’s State Statistical Committee, the Interfax news agency reports.

The drop in petcoke production happened due to extensive maintenance at the refinery’s secondary units this year.

Baku refinery is producing ultra low-sulphur petroleum (sulphur content of below 0.6 percent).

Azerbaijan petcoke, particularly low-sulphur petcoke, is in high demand from the aluminum and graphite industries in Russia.

While Azerbaijan decreased its production and export loadings, demand for ultra low-sulphur petroleum coke from Turkmenistan rose.

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new Russian petcoke units

Three New Russian Petcoke Units Start Loadings in July

Three refineries in Russia started commercial loadings of petroleum coke (petcoke) in July 2016, according to data compiled by DYM Resources. About 20,000 tons of 1.5 to 3 percent petcoke were loaded in total. All volumes from these new Russian petcoke units were moved to the domestic market.

“We have seen an increase in supplies of petroleum coke of low and medium sulphur content in Russia recently, and are expecting additional supplies of up to 50,000 tons of petcoke loaded to the Russian market in August,” DYM Resources trader Denis Varaksin commented. “As domestic demand is rather stable, we see a good chance that part of these volumes will end up in export markets.”

Russia’s government is pushing refineries to increase refining depth and produce less fuel oil and bitumen, but more light oil products. Creating these new Russian petcoke units provides a perfect opportunity to increase refining depth and boost yields of light products.

Taneco Refinery Eyes the Black Sea Region

Tatneft’s Taneco refinery has launched its 700,000 tons per year-capacity petroleum unit in Nizhnekamsk, about 2,000 km from ports on the Black Sea. The refinery loaded 15,000 tons domestically in July and more than 17,000 tons in just the first half of August.

At full capacity, Taneco can produce 50,000 to 60,000 tons of petroleum coke per month with a guaranteed sulphur limit at 5 percent. The actual sulphur content is below 3 percent, according to the latest tests.

Taneco refinery plans to utilize its petroleum coke in energy production after launching a power plant. The power plant is not in operation yet.

DYM Resources is currently testing Taneco petroleum coke to identify export opportunities for this grade of product. DYM sees potential interest for 3 percent petcoke from Turkish buyers active in the cement and metal industries.

Antipinsky Refinery Petcoke to China

Another one of the new Russian petcoke units can be found at the independent Antipinsky refinery. Antipinsky launched a delayed coker unit (DCU) this July. The refinery produces anode grade petcoke with a sulphur content up to 3 percent, with a planned capacity at 500,000 tons per year. The refinery is located in the Tyumen region, roughly 2,000 km from the border with China, where this product is in demand.

At the end of July, the refinery dispatched several railway wagons to the domestic market. During the first half of August, it loaded about 3,000 tons. Antipinsky plans to produce 40,000 tons of petcoke per month and to increase DCU run rates.

DYM Resources has received and tested petcoke samples from Antipinsky. Results confirm that this petcoke is a good raw material for steel and aluminum industries. It has a sulphur content below 3 percent, and a low content of metals, especially iron and vanadium.

Rosneft Restarts DCU in the Far East

The Russian energy giant Rosneft has restarted shipments from its 260,000 tons per year delayed coking unit at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur refinery. The refinery produces low-sulphur petcoke. The sulphur content is around 1.3 percent, but the guaranteed maximum sulphur content is 3 percent.

The unit is located in Eastern Russia, just 500 km from the port of Vanino. This port currently handles petcoke imports for Russia’s biggest petcoke consumer, aluminum champion Rusal.

The location gives the refinery an advantage to supply Asia-Pacific markets, where China is the biggest petcoke buyer.

Komsomolsk-on-Amur refinery loaded 5,200 tons of petcoke in July and 6,700 tons in the first half of August this year, all to the domestic market.

Rosneft offered only 520 tons of petroleum coke from Komsomolsk refinery to export in September. Most of the volume the company loads by term-contract to its domestic clients. Rosneft also sells low-sulphur petcoke from Angarsk (Eastern Siberia) and high-sulphur petcoke from Novokuibyshevsk refineries (Volga region).

Unlike the other new Russian petcoke units mentioned here, this one was built several years ago, but could not stabilize production until this year.

DYM Resources is a reliable supplier and trader of petroleum coke from Russia and CIS countries. The company has experience in organizing rail wagon and dry tanker shipments.

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Low-sulphur petcoke supplies

Low-sulphur Petcoke Supplies Will Decrease in August Due to Refinery Maintenance

Low-sulphur petcoke supplies will sink this summer in the former Soviet Union region, as major refineries—Turkmenbashi and Baku—will undergo maintenance during July and August.

This may lead to a low-sulphur petcoke supply deficit in the third and fourth quarters of 2016, according to DYM Resources.

Turkmenbashi Refinery

Turkmenbashi refinery informed clients on July 14 that it has planned maintenance for 15 days starting July 15, and its coking unit will be fully shut. The refinery has loaded previously accumulated stocks of green and calcined petcoke from July 15 to 22. The calcining unit continued production on previously produced feedstock.

“It is minor maintenance, a regular stop that is needed to check if everything is okay with the coker,” a source said. “It should restart in early August.”

But some market participants expect that volumes loaded from the refinery will be lower in late July and early August this year.

Turkmenbashi refinery has a coker with an annual capacity of 200,000 tons of below 0.6 percent sulphur green petcoke. The refinery has a calcining unit as well. Calcined petroleum coke was exported into Tajikistan in the first half of 2016.

Turkmenbashi refinery exported 52,500 tons of green coke to Russia by rail in the first half of 2016. The refinery loaded 15,000 to 30,000 tons to Tajikistan during the same period.

Baku Refinery

Baku refinery will undergo maintenance during the same period, in August 2016, which should significantly impact low-sulphur petcoke supplies and exports.

“We already see loading volumes decreased from Baku refinery in July. Possibly that refinery is accumulating stocks for the maintenance period,” a market participant commented.

Baku refinery is able to produce 300,000 tons of below 0.6 percent sulphur petroleum coke per year.

Baku exported 98,800 tons of petroleum coke to Russia between January and June 2016.

In 2016, Baku refinery exported at least 261,000 tons of petroleum coke and around two thirds, or 177,000 tons, ended up in Russia. Petroleum coke was also exported to Ukraine, Canada, and India.

Low-sulphur Petcoke Supplies and Alternatives

Romania’s Petrom 1 percent sulphur petroleum coke could be an alternative in August and September for the ex-USSR market.

DYM Resources is able to supply 1 percent low-sulphur petroleum coke from Romania by dry-bulk vessel or rail tank cars in August and September 2016 within the Black Sea,” Yury Burenko, head of petroleum coke operations at DYM Resources, said.

Romania loads petroleum coke from the Constanta port. In 2016, Petrom’s petcoke was exported to China and within the Black Sea region.

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