Omsk Refinery Ups Output of High-octane Gasolines by more than 18% over 5 Month Period of 2012

The Omsk refinery (ссылка откроется в новом окне) has increased its refining output by 4% to 8.39 Mt during the 5 months of 2012 compared to the year ago period. The refinery's output of high-octane motor gasolines went up 18.4 % to 1.7 Mt.

The output of fuels for ship propulsion systems grew by 55% to 747.4 Mt with the production of low-viscosity ship fuels increasing to 458.2 Mt. The output of jet fuel rose by over 7% to 597.5 Mt.

In May the Omsk refinery put into operation a catalyst cracking gasoline hydrotreatment unit. Its capacity is 1.2 Mt per year. The unit is designed to produce Euro-4 and Euro-5 gasolines meeting the highest operational and environmental requirements. The new production unit is part of the selective treatment facility for gasolines and diesel fuels, whose second stage, a diesel fuels hydrotreatment unit with a capacity of 3 Mt per year, will come on line in 3Q, 2012. It is expected that starting from 2013 all high-octane gasolines produced by the Omsk refinery will conform to the 5th emission class of the Technical Regulations for Motor Fuel Quality.

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Gazpromneft-ONPZ (Omsk Refinery) is one of the most advanced refineries in Russia and one of the largest in the world.

In 2011 the Omsk refinery processed a total of 19.95 Mt of crude. Last year the refinery yield was 84.05% and this figure is one of the best in the industry. Currently the refinery's product portfolio includes over 50 items.

Gazprom Neft plans to invest over RUB 115 Bn in the development of the Omsk refinery until 2020. The refinery investment program until 2020 will be undertaken primarily to improve the environmental performance of motor fuels, to increase the refinery yield and to expand the range of high-octane gasolines, diesel fuels, coke, modern bitumen materials and petrochemical products.