Oil and oil-products
Gazprom Export achieves sales of sulphur gas, oil and stable gas condensate (SGC), gasoline and diesel fuel, liquefied gas and distillate condensate, as well as a number of products of petroleum and gas chemistry. In 2010, the company exported more than 6.5 million tons of products worth more than $1 billion.
Oil and petroleum products
In 2010, Gazprom Export exported 1.5 million of oil, stable gas condensate and petroleum products produced by Gazprom Group. Oil and gas condensate distillate are exported mainly to Europe via Baltic Sea ports. SGC, fuel oil and diesel fuel are mainly exported to the Mediterranean.
Gazprom Export is the exclusive exporter of sulphur of the Gazprom Group gas production and according to sales volumes it ranks among the world's largest suppliers. Traditional consumers of Russian sulphur are the countries of North Africa, Mediterranean Basin, China and others.
Gazprom Export embarked on the export of sulphur produced by Gazprom in 2008. In quantitative terms, 2.9 million tons of sulfur were exported in 2008, in 2009 − 2.5 million tons and in 2010 sulphur exports totalled 4.94 million tons which is the highest ever level of sulphur exports from Russia.
Liquefied petroleum gas
Liquefied petroleum gas produced by Gazprom Pererabotka and Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg are exported to countries in Central and Southeastern Europe, Finland, as well as to CIS countries and the Customs Union countries. Exports (over 330 thousand tons in 2010) are carried by rail through a major European trader, who provides a range of logistics and other services, as well as direct access to end users under medium- and long-term contracts. Apart from the above mentioned products, Gazprom Export is involved in sales of helium, odorant, carbon black and other products made by Gazprom Group in the course of oil and gas processing.
Activities under the European REACH Regulation
Gazprom Export, through its Special Representative, the subsidiary company Gazprom Marketing and Trading France under the EU REACH regulation has registered the products (sulphur, petroleum products, liquefied gases and carbon black) of Gazprom's subsidiaries at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), which allowed the products to be freely exported to EU countries from December 01, 2010. The REACH project participants worked to design extended Safety Data Sheet in accordance with EU regulations on chemical safety (REACH and CLP).
Eastern Gas Program
Gazprom's ambitious plans associated with the Eastern Gas Program, besides the "gas" component imply the creation of a number of large-scale production of polymers, fertilizers and other gas and chemical products in Eastern Siberia and the Far East. Taking into account current and future capacity of the Russian domestic market, the major part of gas and chemical products would be exported. In addition, as the East Siberian deposits are gradually developed, Russia will become one of the world's largest producers of such a strategically important product as helium, and as a result, Gazprom Export is facing a large-scale task of forming a marketing structure for efficient export sales of helium and chemical products which are planned to be produced on the basis of raw materials found in the fields of Eastern Siberia..
Exports of stable gas condensate under Nord Stream international gas project
Portovaya compressor station, located 60 km from the border with Finland, is a component part of the Nord Stream gas pipeline scheduled for commissioning in late 2011. Natural gas transported through the Nord Stream gas pipeline will be used to produce stable gas condensate at the compressor station. Gazprom Export is planning to start SGC export sales in the 4th quarter of 2011. North-West Europe is considered the main market for the product.
Prirazlomnoye oil field development plan
Gazprom Export is involved in Gazprom's perspective offshore projects. For example, preparation for export sales of oil from Prirazlomnoye field located on the Arctic shelf of Russia is ongoing. Commissioning of the oil field and first shipment of oil for export are planned for late 2011 - early 2012.