At the end of 2014, Rosneft’s retail business geography comprised 59 Russian regions, from Murmansk in the north to the North Caucasus in the south, and from Smolensk in the west to Sakhalin in the east. The Company also owns retail networks in Abkhazia, Ukraine and Belarus; in 2014 Rosneft made acquisitions in Kirgizia.
As of December 31, 2014, the existing retail network included 2,571 company-owned and leased sites, including 194 retail sites in Ukraine, Belarus, Abkhazia and Kirgizia. Company-owned and leased retail sites had in total 1,840 shops, 636 cafés, and 197 car washes. At 90 retail sites, there were small repair and maintenance posts.
As of December 31, 2014, Company marketing subsidiaries owned 150 operational oil depots, 3.0 mmcm in total capacity. The Company is continuously working on optimization and improvement of the efficiency of its oil depot operations. As part of this effort, the Company shutdown 25 oil depots that failed to meet the relevant technical requirements; work is in Development to automate oil depot operations, reduce product losses, enhance quality control, and optimize logistics. An independent technical audit of oil depots was conducted in order to check their compliance with industrial and environmental safety requirements.
In 2014, the Company continued implementing its retail network optimization program, which focuses on shutting down inefficient sites, upgrading the existing sites, and new construction. As a result, in 2014 the Company built 6 retail sites and upgraded 15 existing sites, shut down and mothballed 35 inefficient sites.
As a general partner of the Sochi Olympics 2014, in 2014 the Company launched seven Olympic brand retail sites fully covering the needs of the guests and hosts of the Olympic Games. A-Cafés were opened at these retail sites under a franchising agreement with Autogrill (Italy) offering the superior level of service based on the highest standards of catering, food and beverage quality. Also, the first flagship Pirelli tire center was opened at one of these Olympic brand retail sites.
In order to maintain BP brand strength, in 2014 the Company developed a Concept of renewal of its offer for multifunctional retail sites under BP brand, and upgraded the additive used in blending BP Ultimate gasolines.
2014 retail sales totaled 11.2 mln tons of fuel, the average daily throughput per site being 11.8 t/d. The Company retail operations include gasoline, diesel fuel, consumer lubricants and liquefied gases.
Rosneft operates service stations in the following regions across Russia: