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Gazpromneft-Aero’s aviation fuel supplies to Russian Ministry of Defense up 60% in 2013

Gazpromneft-Aero’s aviation fuel supplies to Russian Ministry of Defense up 60% in 2013

20 February 2014

Gazpromneft-Aero, JSC Gazprom Neft’s aviation fueling business operator, supplied more than 500,000 metric tons of“into-plane” aviation fuel toaircraft belonging tothe Ministry ofDefense ofthe Russian Federation in2013, a60% increase over 2012.

Inaccordance with orders issued bythe Government ofthe Russian Federation, the company isthe exclusive provider ofaircraft fueling work (services) for Russia’s Air Force at27bases belonging tothe Ministry ofDefense, and itisalso the supplier offuel and lubricants tothose bases.

In2013, Gazpromneft-Aero invested more than RUB 2.1 billion inthe development offueling infrastructure atMinistry ofDefense bases. The total volume ofinvestment since 2011 amounts tomore than RUB 3.5billion.

Since 2011, the company has constructed more than 10new laboratory facilities atmilitary airfields totest fuel quality, and purchased more than 90modern fueling trucks.

Vladimir Yegorov, Gazpromneft-Aero CEO, noted, “Our company isthe first civil aviation fueling operator tohave begun operating atRussian Air Force bases. The company’s main objectives for the coming years are the construction offueling facilities atmilitary bases, the organization offueling operations incompliance with Gazpromneft-Aero’s service standards, and the organization offuel quality control inaccordance with advanced international standards.”

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Gazpromneft-Aero isasubsidiary ofJSC Gazprom Neft. The company has been carrying out aircraft fueling operations and selling “into-plane” aviation fuel since January1, 2008. Gazpromneft-Aero has been astrategic partner ofthe International Air Transport Association (IATA) inthe field ofaviation fuel services since December 2008.

Atpresent, Gazpromneft-Aero isthe leading aviation fuel supplier onthe Russian market. The company owns anetwork offueling complexes, and isthe leading supplier ofaviation kerosene interms ofsales volumes atairports among retail network market operators inRussia.

Gazpromneft-Aero has been conducting operations atRussian Ministry ofDefense Air Force bases since 2011. The company’s employees are responsible for fuel handling and storage, fuel conditioning, and wing-tip fueling operations. The fuel undergoes laboratory quality control before each fueling.

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