Gazprom Neft’s Moscow and Omsk Refineries increased production of diesel fuels by 10.8 percent in 2018, reaching 8.77 million tonnes. Production of high-octane gasoline was up 5.1 percent, to 7.10 million tonnes. Production of marine fuels increased 7.2 percent to 2.58 million tonnes, partly as a result of increased production of environmentally-improved marine fuel (TSU-80) now produced at the Omsk Refinery following Gazprom Neft’s upgrading of its refining facilities.
As at the end of last year the Moscow Refinery had increased both its light product yield and conversion rate, to 59 percent and 83 percent, respectively. The Omsk Refinery maintained its higher performance here, at 71 percent and 91 percent, respectively. Production of aviation kerosene increased 7.3 percent, to 2.39 million tonnes. Production of market-grade road and construction bitumens increased by 17.9 percent, reaching 1.8 million tonnes. Total refining volumes at Gazprom Neft’s Moscow and Omsk Refineries collectively reached 31.50 million tonnes of crude feedstock.
Anatoly Cherner, Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales, Gazprom Neft, commented: «This consistent improvement in our refineries’ operating efficiency is a major outcome from the modernisation of our refining assets. The second phase of this programme has seen further improvements to our Omsk and Moscow Refineries’ conversion rate and light-product yield, reducing environmental impacts.»Anatoly Cherner Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales, Gazprom Neft
TSU-80 marine fuel — a product unique to the Russian market — is fully compliant with all international requirements and is suitable for use in maritime zones subject to stringent environmental controls, including the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and the English Channel.
Gazprom Neft is currently involved in a full-scale modernisation programme at its Omsk and Moscow refineries, involving cumulative investment of more than RUB550 billion. The first stage of this modernisation has involved the construction and reconstruction of key technological facilities, allowing the complete transition to the production of Euro-5 fuels, significantly improving energy efficiency and environmental friendliness in production. The implementation of the second phase of the modernisation programme is now ongoing, as a result of which refining depth and the production of light petroleum products will increase to match the highest international standards.