Rosneft and Eni agreed to strengthen their cooperation by signing a strategic agreement to develop trading and logistics opportunities. The agreement was signed on February 23 in Rome by Igor Sechin, Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board, and Marco Alverŗ, CEO of Eni Trading & Shipping (ETS).
The aim of the agreement is to develop synergies between the companiesí respective logistic infrastructure networks, extracting additional value from their own equity crude portfolios and refined products production.
Rosneft is Russiaís largest oil producer, while Eni Trading & Shipping is one of the largest buyers of Urals crude in the world and the largest for the Italian refinery system. This agreement contributes to securing market access to Rosneft production, and will confirm ETS position as one of the leading traders in the European market.
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Eni Trading & Shipping is Eniís dedicated commodities trading arm. It provides service to Eni's business units and external counterparties. ETS operates as Eniís unique interface on the market to ensure an integrated global view, and supports Eniís businesses by trading crudes, refined products, natural gas, power and environmental products, leveraging Eniís existing strengths and networks and by designing advanced risk management solutions.
ETS employs about 530 employees in its offices in London, Rome, Milan, Houston, Brussels, Amsterdam and Singapore.