Yaroslavl refinery plans to start production of Group III base oils in April, industry sources say.
The refinery will export 4 and 6 cst base oils grades, while 2 and 8 cst are planned for domestic consumption.
Export oriented unit
Yaroslavl refinery currently operates 250,000 t/yr Group I base oils unit, about 40,000t/yr of base oils goes for export. The refinery located close to Russian western border and is well-placed for export via Baltics ports.
Export loading start is expected not earlier than June 2017 and could reach 3000-5000 tons per month by end of 2017.
More Group III supplies
Group III 4 cst base oils are being exported from Taneco (Nizhnekamsk) refinery located in Tatarstan. Most of the product is going to Baltic for further shipments to Europe by trucks and overseas loadings. Group III is also produced by Lukoil’s Volgograd refinery and Naftan’.
DYM Resources is exporting suppling Group I, II and III base oils from Europe, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and other countries. The company specializes on trucks and flexi-containers loadings.