Romania, OMV Petrom has started production of AdBlue

, SEE Energy News

Romanian oil and gas company OMV Petrom has started production of AdBlue, an essential product for reducing emissions of diesel engines. In the first phase, AdBlue will be sold in OMV and Petrom branded petrol stations and starting next year it will be also sold in other networks.

The company thus meets the growing demand for this product, amid the increase in the number of commercial vehicles in Romania.

Member of the Directorate responsible for Refining and Marketing Radu Caprau said that the start of AdBlue production was a priority for us as we expect the demand for this product to increase. OMV Petrom expects that the demand for AdBlue in the Romanian market will increase by over 30 % by 2027 compared to this year, to a level of about 130 million liters.

AdBlue is a standard product used for modern diesel engines. It is composed of about 1/3 urea and 2/3 demineralized water. The new production capacity is in the south of Bucharest, and the investments necessary for the project amounted to approximately 800,000 euros.