Specifically, according to Gazpromneft's press release, the bunkering operations will take place at St Petersburg’s Marine Façade passenger port. The overall sales of the marine fuels are expected to be in order of 55,000 tonnes.

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Also, the passenger cruise vessels will be supplied with marine and hybrid oil products, containing less than 0.1% of sulphur, which will be produced at Gazprom Neft’s Moscow and Omsk Refineries.

The fuels are designed for operation in SECA emission control zones and are in compliance with the new requirements under the international MARPOL Convention.

In light of this collaboration, Andrei Vasiliev, CEO, Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, commented

Terminal infrastructure and our own bunkering fleet mean Gazpromneft Marine Bunker can meet maritime companies’ growing demand for high-technology oil products and offer a high-quality service at the Port of St Petersburg.

He continued that tourism in St Petersburg is increasing, reflecting the rise that is yet to come.

Gazpromneft Marine Bunker is a Gazprom Neft subsidiary, established in 2007 to provide year-round sales of marine fuels and lubricants for marine and river transport. The company is a major oil-products suppliers in Russia’s North—West Region, achieving sales of approximately 332,000 tonnes of marine fuels at the Sea Port of St Petersburg in 2018.