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Omsk Refinery increases production of gasoline complying with Euro 5 emission standard by factor of 2.6 in 2013

In 2013, JSC Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery increased the production of high-octane gasoline by 2.5% — to 4.2 million metric tons. Of this, 3.6 million metric tons met the Euro 5 standard, a figure which is 2.6 times higher than in 2012.

Diesel fuel production is up by 10.8% to 6.3 million metric tons, more than 60% of which complies with the Euro 5 standard.

The refinery yield increased to 91.03%. This is one of the best results in the industry. In 2013, the Omsk Refinery processed 20.2 million metric tons of crude, fulfilling its annual plan.

In autumn 2013, new technologies were used to carry out scheduled repair work at the refinery. Repair work was conducted at plant facilities within a single production chain simultaneously and as a result, time was saved, energy efficiency was increased, and the production plan was streamlined. During peak periods, some 2,000 contract workers were engaged in the work.

A significant event of the previous year was the start of work on design specifications and estimates for production facilities that are slated for construction and upgrading by 2025, under the second stage of the Omsk Refinery development plan. The second stage is aimed at improving oil refining efficiency, with implementation planned before 2020. Facilities to be constructed at the plant include a CDU/VDU primary oil refining facility, a delayed coking unit, and an advanced oil processing center. A number of installations and facilities are also slated for remodeling. This will reform production capacity, enhance environmental performance, and increase the production of fuels complying with high emission standards.

Notes for editors

The JSC Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery is JSC Gazprom Neft’s number one refining asset. In 2012, a center for hydroforming engine fuels was put into operation at the plant in stages. This facility has a hydrocracking unit for gasoline and a hydrotreatment unit for diesel. This meant that the plant was able to start production of gasoline and diesel fuels that conform to emission standards 4 and 5. Fuel that meets the higher emission standards has ultra-low sulfur and benzene content, and thus harmful engine emissions are significantly reduced.