The Moscow refinery is a leader in the production of high-octane petrol and diesel, servicing more than 35% of petroleum demand in the Moscow Region. The refinery’s annual installed capacity is 12.78 million tonnes of oil per year.
Total refining volumes at the Moscow Refinery reached 9.37 million tonnes of oil in 2017, with the proportion of light oil products increasing to 55.1 percent. Conversion rate at the Moscow Refinery increased to 80.3 percent last year, compared to 75.8 percent in 2016.
Production of diesel fuels increased by 1.8 percent in 2016, to 2.1 million tonnes — with production of diesel fuels as a proportion of total products increasing by 4.6 percent. Production of commercial road and construction bitumens increased by six percent, to 976,000 tonnes, while fuel oil (mazut) production volumes saw a significant decrease over the same period. Production of high-performance (high-octane) automotive gasolines remained at 2015 levels, at 2.6 million tonnes.
Gazprom Neft has been implementing an extensive modernisation programme at its Moscow Refinery since 2011. Projects implemented between 2011 and 2016 have allowed the plant to transfer to the exclusive production of Euro-5 gasolines and diesel fuels, as well as reducing environmental impacts by 50 percent. The core objective of the modernisation programme at the Moscow Refinery is to achieve the best technological and environmental metrics of all refining facilities in Europe, by 2020.
On the basis of its 2013 performance, the Moscow refinery has been recognised by the World Refining association (WRA) as the leader in the CIS. The refinery was also awarded first place in the Government of Moscow’s competition for environmental protection in the category “Best Project Completed Using Environmentally Friendly and Energy Saving Technologies.”