Gazprom Neft has begun selling a new premium gasoline, G-Drive 100, at filling stations in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod, with the fuel expected to be available at Gazprom Neft filling station outlets in other Russian regions by the end of the year.
Producing this fuel, which has an octane rating of 100 without the use of octane-enhancing additives, has been made possible as a result of the implementation of a major modernization project at the company’s Omsk Refinery, specifically the construction of an automated gasoline mixing facility, Gazprom Neft said. The technology makes it possible to switch flexibly in producing gasoline of various formulations, in the shortest possible time, according to Gazprom Neft, Russia’s third-largest oil refiner.
G-Drive 100 fuel designed for modern engines with octane rating requirements of at least 95. Its key performance characteristics have been confirmed by Russia’s leading industry institution, the All-Russia Research Institute for Oil Refining. Its compliance with European quality standards has also been confirmed by SGS, a world leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
G-Drive 100 fuel has also been tested during trial runs by the G-Drive Racing team.
“The commercial production of gasoline with an octane rating of 100, without the use of octane-enhancing additives, is further confirmation of the Omsk Refinery’s technological leadership. Equipping the enterprise with the most cutting-edge equipment as part of a major modernization programme means Gazprom Neft can bring products of the highest quality to the Russian market,” said Anatoly Cherner, deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales, Gazprom Neft.
“We tested the new G-Drive 100 fuel on racing cars under race conditions as well as on conventional cars, and it’s suitable for all modern gasoline engines. G-Drive 100 fuel has been sold at our stations in Eastern Europe for the last three years, where it has proved highly popular. I am delighted that Russian motorists will now be able to appreciate this high-tech fuel, feel the full power of their car, and get maximum pleasure from driving,” added Alexander Krylov, head of the Gazprom Neft Regional Sales Directorate.