Gazpromneft Marine Bunker plans to focus on liquefied natural gas bunkering in response to stricter Emissions Control Area (ECA) rules which will take effect in 2015.
“Next year will see the introduction of stringent fuel in Emission Control Areas, which will increase demand for low-sulphur fuel. To that end, we are focusing on the development of a new market sector in LNG bunkering, aiming to secure a foothold in this sector by 2025,” Gazpromneft Marine Bunker CEO Andrey Vasiliev said.
The company aims to more than double the size of its fleet. It is also lining up investment in the modernisation of its terminal complexes, according to Vasiliev.
Gazpromneft Marine Bunker conducts bunkering operations at 19 sea and 13 river ports throughout Russia, as well as at Europe’s international ports — including Tallinn, Riga, and Constanta.
LNG World News Staff; Image: Gazpromneft Marine Bunker