Refinery upgrades essential to Russian recovery

This Syzran refinery is one of three refineries in the Samara region. Should refining management take advantage of Samara's strategic location and focus on value-added capacity, Samara would become a dominant player in the Russian refining industry.Click here to enlarge imageProperly upgrading Russian refineries and eliminating damaging myths are keys to turning around the Russian refining industry and economy.Western technical advice focuses on large project construction and ignores the enormous gains that can be achieved quickly and cheaply on smaller projects. Several myths about the Russian industry, propagated by both Westerners and Russians, have prevented an understanding of ...

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