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Slavneft-YaNOS increases refining depth to almost 100%

Having received approval from Glavgosekspertiza, Russia, the Slavneft-YaNOS Refinery is starting construction of its delayed coking unit (DCU) — thanks to which the plant will terminate all production of heavy fuel oil, with the plant’s refining depth and light product yield expected to exceed 99% and 70%, respectively, as a result.

Construction works are expected to be completed by 2024. This project is being implemented in two stages: the first will include construction of the DCU, which will support the refining of more than 2.4 million tonnes of heavy oil fractions per year, while the second will see the naphtha hydrotreatment and light gasoil coking sections producing raw materials for gasoline and diesel fuels brought into operation.

The project has secured support from the Government of the Yaroslavl Oblast — the agreement on implementing this project having been signed during the XXIII St Petersburg International Economic Forum, 2019. As well as improving performance in fuel production, the project will also deliver further reductions in production-related environmental impacts, and create new jobs.

Gazprom Neft’s Moscow and Omsk Refineries are also undertaking works to make the transition to deep oil refining technologies, with works at the Omsk Refinery nearing completion, and company specialists undertaking pre-construction activities at the Moscow plant.

Notes for editors

Slavneft-YaNOS forms part of Slavneft, a Gazprom Neft—Rosneft joint venture. The company’s average refining volumes stand at about 15 million tonnes per year. The plant’s product range includes Euro-5-standard automotive gasoline and diesel fuels, a wide range of lubricants, bitumens, paraffin-wax products, aromatic hydrocarbons, liquid gases and fuel oil.