Year-end data for 2016 shows the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery processed a total 20.5 million tonnes of crude oil, maintaining its leading position in the Russian refining industry. Moreover production of light petroleum products — one of the key performance indicators in oil refining — showed an increase on the preceding year to stand a record for the Omsk Refinery at 70.92 percent.
The volume of gas condensate processed at the Omsk Refinery increased to 1.5 million tonnes in 2016. Greater use of gas condensate as a raw material — the source of 80 percent of the components of light oil products — allowed the refinery to increase its production of motor oils.
Gasoline production was up 6.6 percent year-on-year, reaching 4.7 million tonnes. Production of diesel fuels increased by 3.2 percent to 6.5 million tonnes, with the greatest increase — of 9.6 percent — being seen in the production of Arctic and winter fuels. The company’s production of aromatic hydrocarbons was up 5.6 percent, to 430,000 tonnes. Aromatic hydrocarbons produced at the Omsk Refinery are characterised by their high purity (at 99.99 percent), and enjoy considerable demand from the chemicals industry for use in the production of synthetic materials and plastics.
Responsive production planning in line with market demand increased production of bitumen products for road construction in 2016, increasing by 9.9 percent, to 430,000 tonnes — demand having shown consistent growth last year. In addition to this, in response to demand from the aluminium industry, production of coke was also up by 4.6 percent, to 169,900 tonnes.
The Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, is Russia’s largest such facility by refining volumes, and one of the most cutting-edge refineries in the country. The Omsk Refinery 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 in line with market demand.
Gazprom Neft has been implementing an extensive modernisation programme at its Omsk Refinery since 2008. The first stage of modernisation of the Omsk Refinery, completed in 2015, involved the construction and refurbishment of key technological facilities, allowing the business to transition to
New production facilities will be built at the Omsk Refinery, and existing installations refurbished in line with the latest environmental, reliability and safety requirements for all production processes. Increasing the operational effectiveness of production processes is being addressed through process improvements and the implementation of new and innovative technologies.
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