Refining volumes at Gazprom Neft’s Moscow Refinery are up 20% — with more than one million tonnes of oil being processed every month; this growth having been made possible by a new Euro+ complex, which now handles the full production cycle from initial preparation of crude oil to fuel production for the country’s capital city and its environs. Thanks to the Euro+ facility the Moscow Refinery has also been able to further reduce its environmental impacts — the commissioning of the Euro+ facility in July 2020 having replaced five (now dismantled) previous-generation and less environmentally friendly facilities.
Increasing efficiency, environmental friendliness and safety in manufacturing oil products for the Moscow region have always been the key objectives in Gazprom Neft’s modernisation of its Moscow Refinery, a process in hand since 2011. Total investment in this comprehensive programme stands at more than RUB350 billion — the various initiatives undertaken have seen 80% of production facilities upgraded and renewed, with environmental impacts seeing a 75% reduction, as a result. Preparations are now in hand for construction of a deep oil refining complex, which will allow a further increase in production of fuel for the local Moscow market.
“Launching the Euro+ complex is, without a doubt, a major milestone for the Moscow Refinery: the plant has got rid of facilities that belonged to a previous generation, environmentally, increasing refining efficiency. The modernisation of the Moscow Refinery remains ongoing: new projects, for which we have recruited leading international companies, will improve refining depth still further, to almost 100%. Modern technologies will further increase production of light petroleum products — gasoline, diesel fuels, and aviation kerosene —for which there is considerable market demand.”Anatoly Cherner Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft
Gazprom Neft is undertaking a major programme to modernise its Moscow and Omsk Refineries, involving total investment of more than RUB700 billion by 2025. 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 this modernisation programme is now ongoing, as a result of which the refining depth (“conversion factor”) and light product yield are expected to match the highest international standards.