Shell to Double Lubricants Production at Russian Plant in Torzhok

November 26, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell will more than double the output of lubricants at its plant in northwestern Russia in 2014 from 39 million liters planned for 2013, Oleg Dery, regional director of the company’s lubricants materials department in Central and East Europe, said on November 25, Prime has reported.

“Next year, we expect to significantly increase the output, I hope, we could more than double it,” Dery said.

The company is considering an option of exporting oils from the plant to Belarus, and Shell is currently receiving the required certificates, he said.

Shell may also start exporting lubricants from the plant to Ukraine and other nearby countries. Exports to Western Europe, however, are not planned regarding the existing customs regime and Shell’s capacities in Europe, Dery said.

The Shell complex in Torzhok, which produces 26 types of oils.has a projected capacity of 200 million liters and currently produces 5 million liters per month that fully meets the demand.

Copyright: Prime, 2013