• Home
  • Author: Denis Varaksin
  • Page 2

Author: Denis Varaksin

The Availability of Russian Base Oils Improves in September

The availability of Russian base oils for export loading has improved after a restriction in July and August, as refineries have begun to run at full-scale and the attractiveness of export sales has improved due to the weaker Russian ruble, according to DYM Resources estimates. The Russian currency dropped by 8.6% between July 30th and […]
Read More

Lubes ‘N’ Greases Quotes DYM Resources on Slack Wax Market in Europe

The leading media in the field of lubricants, oils, and waxes, “Lubes ‘N’ Greases,” has quoted DYM Resources’ managing director Denis Varaksin on the topic of slack waxes’ supply-and-demand situation in Europe. The quote refers to the slack wax production by Rosneft Refinery in Angarsk, Russia, and Uzbekneftegaz Refinery in Fergana, Uzbekistan. Products from both […]
Read More

385,000 tons of sulphur were sold for export in 1H of 2018 in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan refineries sold 385,000 tons of lump and granulated sulphur (99.95% purity) from January to July 2018. In 2017, total sulphur sales in Turkmenistan reached 914,500 tons. Central Asian countries are expanding their gas production and processing capacities, so supply from this region will be increasing in the next decade. In Uzbekistan, for example, a […]
Read More

DYM Resources Starts Sales of Benzene, Paraxylene

DYM Resources has started selling benzene (BZ) and paraxylene (PX) produced in Russian and other CIS refineries. Benzene and paraxylene are two of the most widely used aromatics. The main application of benzene is styrene monomer synthesis, while paraxylene is chiefly used in polyester production. Paraxylene exports from Russia have been quite stable in the […]
Read More

Turkmenistan Sold 25,200 Tons of Bitumen for Export in 1H 2018

Turkmenistan’s refineries started bitumen export sales in early 2018 and sold 25,200 tons of bitumen from March to June. Turkmenistan began bitumen production in 2015, but did not export the product until early 2018. Today, two refineries can produce bitumen in Turkmenistan: Seidy Refinery has the capacity to produce 37,000 tons of bitumen per year, […]
Read More

Gazpromneft Starts Export Sales of Yaroslavl Group III Base Oils

Russian state-owned Gazpromneft has offered HVI-2 and VHVI-4 base oils from Yaroslavl Refinery for export, according to data received by DYM Resources. Yaroslavl Refinery launched 100,000 tons/year Group III base oils last summer 2017, but could not stabilize production quality by June. “The product quality now looks good: The color is 0, saturates content is […]
Read More

Fergana Refinery Plans Group II and III Base Oils Production

Fergana Refinery, the only base oils producer in Uzbekistan, plans to begin Group II and Group III production in 2021-2022, a refinery representative stated at the CIS Base Oils and Lubricants conference in Moscow, Russia, held from May 23rd to 24th, 2018. The refinery can currently use ExxonMobil technology to produce Group II and III […]
Read More