Gazprom Neft that owns Omsk Oil Refinery has launched production of JET A-1 fuel for jet and turboprop engines in accordance with international standards, as a part of a major modernization program will last till 2025,  NeftegazRU reported.

According to NeftegasRU, the company is investing RUB 700 billion in the Omsk and Moscow refineries’ modernization. The Omsk oil refinery, that was previously producing the TS-1 aviation kerosene for the Russian market, will produce in the new program up to 300 000 tons of the new aviation fuel per year for the international market. The first batch of JETA-1 has been shipped to Asia’s airport.

Mikhail Antonov, Head of Oil & Gas Refining Directorate of Gazprom Neft stated that “ thanks to the implementation of the program for the modernization and development of the Omsk Oil Refinery, we have increased the production of light oil products and expanded the resource base necessary for the production of new products in demand in the market.”

For his part, Vladimir Egorov, Gazpromneft-Aero’s CEO, commented: “We hope that expanding the range of high-quality aviation fuel will allow the company to enter new markets and refuel airlines beyond the Russian market with our own product. This will enable us to increase the total volume of sales and attract new carriers to work with us.”