Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pasler proposes new supplier of fuel at Koltsovo Airport

Denis Pasler, the head of the Sverdlovsk region government, has lobbied to set up another fuel filling station at the Koltsovo Airport in Yekaterinburg.

Pasler met with a delegation from Rosneft, one of the top petroleum companies in Russia. During the meeting, the parties examined the format of a prospective agreement between the company and the region. The agreement covers two directions, one of which has to do with putting up an oil station and 25 filling stations. The other direction involves placing a jet fuel filling station at Koltsovo Airport, Ural Business Consulting reports.

Koltsovo currently uses a filling station that is operated by TNK-BP. In the past 12 months, the price of jet fuel at the station has risen five times.

Constructing another filling station could lead to increased competition between the oil companies. Last month, Lukoil announced it planned to put up an additional station within the next year.

"We plan for active involvement, such as the development of a new wing-fueling complex," Vagit Alekperov, the president of Lukoil, said, according to the Moscow Times. "I believe that if the documents are developed, construction would take a year."

Lukoil is a major player in the international oil and gas industries. The company accounts for 2.2 percent of the crude oil output globally.