Through strong relations stablished with petroleum coke end-users,
Venro markets premium anode (needle) coke, as well as green petroleum
(fuel grade) coke, which constitutes the majority of Unites States
petroleum coke production. Future business objectives include marketing
calcined petroleum coke, which is often utilized by the carbon raiser,
titanium oxide and other specialty markets.
Venro is registered as a minority-owned corporation with several state
and local governments, as well as large industrial entities, to supply
petroleum fuel, lubricants, and greases.
Originally centered around domestic market places, Venro's growing
activities in lube oils and greases have expanded to include internationals
shipments to various countries. To meet custom lube oils specifications,
specialized blending and delivery are handled through various third
Venro sources its Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) internationally and
domestically, direct from producers in the field or from refineries
involved in processing rew mix or crude oil. Domestically, third party
processing provides Venro with a vehicle through which untreated field
production of natural gas can be processed at a benefit to the producer
and pipelines. Internationally, bulk shipments of butanes, propanes,
pentanes, etc., are delivered to Venro's existing agreements on the
U.S. East and Gulf Coast for izomerization processing, petrochemical
application, or into products blending (e.g., gasoline).
Through constant fertilizer business involvement, Venro has procured
spot and long term supplies of phosphate rock, urea, potash, sulphur,
and other fertilizer products. An excellent trade commodity, fertilizer
goods provide Venro many barter and counter trade opportunities with
the diverse countries that Venro enjoys business arrangements.
The massive worldwide paper industry accounts for tremendous demand
of raw materials, including woodchips (hard and soft wood), whose
suppliers are dwindling each year.
Environmental concerns challenge existing wood cutting and lumber
practices from historical production sites, which has resulted in
a worldwide search for new supplies by the paper industry. Venro established
itself as a woodchip supplier in 1991 and relies on suppliers that
abide by existing environmental regulations.