The Moscow refinery is a leading producer of highoctane petrol and diesel fuel, meeting approximately 40% of demand for petroleum products in the Moscow region. The Moscow refinery’s installed annual capacity is 12.15 million tonnes of crude oil.
In 2013, refining output was 11.08 million tonnes of oil, a year-on-year increase of 3.8% and a record result. The Crude oil distillation using atmospheric vacuum devices. Crude oil enters the distillation columns to undergo an atmospheric pressure distillation process, which splits it into a number of fractions: light and heavy gasoline fractions, kerosene fraction, diesel fraction, and fuel oil as a residue. The quality of the obtained fractions does not meet standards for marketable petroleum products, so the fractions must undergo further(secondary) refiningprimary refining capacity utilization at the Moscow refinery in the reporting year was 91.18%. Crude oil refining depth was 72.26%.
During the reporting year, light petroleum products accounted for 55.71% of the total output at the Moscow refinery, or 6.2 million tonnes, of which high-octane gasoline amounted to 2.3 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 9.6%. Aviation fuel output increased by 6.5% to 657.9 thousand tonnes. Bitumen production reached a record level of 1.07 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 48.3%.
In 2013, the Moscow refinery completed the first stage of its upgrade program, which enabled the factory to switch over fully to the production of Euro 5 high-octane automotive gasoline and to start the production of Euro 5 diesel fuel. In the reporting year, the output of Euro 5 gasoline at the Moscow refinery amounted to 1.4 million tonnes and the output of Euro 5 diesel fuel was 1.2 million tonnes. The Moscow refinery did not produce Euro 5 gasoline or diesel fuels in 2012.
Completing the first stage of the Moscow refinery’s modernisation plan is a real milestone for Gazprom Neft. All of the Company’s refining assets have now switched to Euro 5 standard fuel production, 2.5 years ahead of statutory requirements. The refinery will supply Moscow and Central Russia with better quality gasoline and diesel that meets European standards. This will significantly contribute to the reduction of harmful emissions and have a positive effect on the environment. The next stage in the modernisation of the Moscow refinery is aimed at increasing both its throughput and supply of high-quality fuels to the Moscow market.
CEO, OJSC Gazprom Neft
Source: Company data