The Supply business allows ERG Group to maximise the processing output of its plants through the selection and acquisition of raw materials and through the selling of the finished products in the light of expected scenarios, covering, where necessary, margin requirements in order to achieve the average annual market refining margin.
Supply to the outlets in the Retail and Wholesale networks is guaranteed by the output from the refineries as well as by the purchase, on the national and international markets, of products which are then transported to the depots by sea or by oil pipeline.
Overall, around 6 million tonnes of products are handled each year, 50% of which are from the output of the refineries and the remaining 50% from trade relations (purchases/sales) with other oil companies on the freight market and on the domestic market.
ERG’s Logistics System is one of the most extensive in Italy and it is strategically positioned for the distribution of petroleum products across the whole of the country.
Delivery of the products from the depots to the Retail outlets is carried out using a fleet of tanker lorries owned by eligible third-party road haulage companies which hold certification in line with the ADR regulations (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road).
Through TotalErg, ERG operates in the Wholesale market and markets all the refining products – diesel, fuel oils, LPG and Bitumens – that are destined for industrial, domestic and agricultural use. It sells predominantly to sector retailers and almost exclusively through its own refineries and logistics bases.
Furthermore, it markets, on a national level, lubricating oils manufactured on the plant site at the Savona coastal depot.