Omsk Oil Refinery produces over 75 percent Euro 5 gasoline in first half of 2013

19 July 2013

Gazpromneft Omsk Oil Refinery brought its oil refining volume up to 10.34 million tons during the first half of 2013, a 1.3 percent increase since the first half of 2012. The oil conversion factor rose by 1.8 percent to 89.8 percent.

The refinery produced 2.36 million tons of automotive gasoline during the first half of 2013, which is 4 percent more than during the first half of the previous year. The refinery increased its production of high-octane gasoline by 7.6 percent to 2.18 million tons. Over 75 percent of all of the gasoline produced at the Omsk Oil Refinery—1.80 million tons—meet grade 5 under the Russian Federation Technical Regulations for Motor Fuels. The refinery's production of diesel fuel grew by 18.6 percent to 3.25 million tons.

A motor fuel hydrotreatment complex was commissioned at the Omsk Oil Refinery in 2012. The complex includes a catalytic cracking gasoline hydrotreatment unit and a diesel fuel hydrotreatment unit. This has allowed the refinery to convert entirely to the production of grades 4 and 5 high-octane fuels and to begin producing grades 4 and 5 diesel fuel.

Gazprom Neft adopted a mid-term investment program for the Omsk Oil Refinery in late 2012. According to the program, the company will allocate over 50 billion rubles for modernization of the refinery in 2013-2015.

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The Gazpromneft Omsk Oil Refinery, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, is one of Russia’s most advanced oil refineries and one of the largest in the world. In 2012, the Omsk Oil Refinery processed 20.95 million tons of oil. The oil conversion ratio was 88.83 percent, which makes the company one of the best in the industry by this indicator.

A modernization program is currently underway at the enterprise. The main objectives of the program are reducing the environmental impact of motor fuels, increasing the oil conversion ratio, and expanding the company's range of products. Gazprom Neft’s will invest a total of 115 billion rubles in development of the plant before 2020.

Based on the refinery's performance in 2012, the Russian Union of Commodity Producers awarded the Omsk Oil Refinery the A.N. Kosygin prize for the great contribution made by the refinery team and Gazprom Neft to modernizing and renovating the enterprise.

Each year, the Omsk Oil Refinery’s products receive awards in the Russia’s Hundred Best Products annual competition. In 2013, six petroleum product items produced by the Omsk Oil Refinery entered the federal stage of the competition after completing the regional stage.