Bucharest, May 28 - Neftegaz.RU. Romania’s largest refinery Rompetrol Rafinare - Petromidia seeks ways to increase its sales on the local market since this would make more economic sense than exporting its petroleum products, according to Romania Insider.
In 2018, out of 2.76 million tonnes of diesel produced, Rompetrol Rafinare exported 1.12 million tonnes (40.6%) and delivered 1.64 million tonnes (59.4%) on the local market. Out of the 1.36 million tonnes of gasoline, it exported 1.01 million tonnes (77.6%) and sold the rest of it (0.30 million tonnes, 22.4%) on the local market.
Rompetrol Rafinare, which is controlled by the state oil company of Kazakhstan-KazMunayGas, has a distribution network of 926 trading points (own stations, partner stations, and mobile stations).
Rompetrol ranks 2nd on the local fuel market after former state-controlled oil and gas monopoly OMV Petrom, currently part of Austrian group OMV. Other major players on the local fuel market are Russian group Lukoil and Hungarian group Mol, while newer players include Azeri Socar and Russian Gazprom.