Omsk Oil Refinery produces over 1 million tons of Euro 4 and Euro 5 gasoline in first quarter
The Gazprom Neft Omsk Oil Refinery processed 3.7 percent more oil in the first quarter of 2013 than it did in the first quarter of the previous year, bringing its total refining volume up to 5.09 million tons. This includes 1.1 million tons of high-octane gasoline, amounting to a 9.8 percent increase over the first quarter of last year. All of the types of high-octane gasoline produced at the Omsk Oil Refinery in the first quarter of 2013 meet environmental grades 4 and 5 per the technical regulations for motor fuel quality.
Diesel production grew during the first quarter of 2013 by 20.6 percent, reaching 1.65 million tons. Production of aviation kerosene grew by 15.8 percent, reaching 332,100 tons.
A motor fuel hydroskimming facility, which includes a catalytic cracking gasoline hydrotreatment unit and a diesel fuel hydrotreatment unit, was commissioned at the plant in 2012. This has enabled the refinery to convert to the production of high-octane gasoline of environmental grades 4 and 5, as well as begin producing grades 4 and 5 diesel fuel.
The Gazprom Neft Omsk Oil Refinery , a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, is one of Russia's most modern oil refineries and one of the largest in the world. In 2012, the Omsk Oil Refinery processed 20.95 million tons of oil. The oil conversion rate was 88.83 percent, which is one of the highest in the industry.
A modernization program is currently underway at the enterprise. Its main goals are improving the environmental characteristics of motor fuel, raising the oil conversion rate, and expanding the range of products. Gazprom Neft will invest a total of 115 billion rubles in the plant development before 2020.