Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery increases first-quarter gasoline production by 3.3 percent year-on-year

The Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery has announced a 3.3-percent year-on-year increase in 2015 first-quarter (Q1) production of automotive gasolines, at 1.2 million tonnes. Production of diesel fuels increased two percent year-on-year, to 1.6 million tonnes. Production of winter and Arctic diesel fuels, in particular, showed the most significant growth, at 20 percent.

Refining volumes in Q1 totalled 5.2 million tonnes, in line with the same period last year.

Work is currently ongoing on the second phase of a major modernisation programme at the Omsk Refinery, directed at improving refining depth and further increasing the production of light petroleum products as a percentage of total production: output of the latter showing a three-percent increase in Q1 2015, to 69.59 percent of total production.

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The Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, is among the most advanced in Russia, and one of the largest in the world, with a total installed capacity of 21.4 million tonnes of crude oil per year.

The main processes used at the Omsk refinery are desalting and dehydration of crude oil, primary distillation, catalytic cracking, sulphuric acid alkylation, catalytic reforming, diesel hydrotreatment, and production of aromatic hydrocarbons.

The Omsk facility produces in the order of 50 types of oil products, including high-octane gasolines, diesel and marine (bunkering) fuels, aviation kerosene, bitumen, household gas, heavy fuel oil (mazut), industrial sulphur, and other products consistent with market demand.