Light-end yields hit record high at Gazprom Neft’s Omsk refinery

PJSC Gazprom Neft’s 21.4 million-tonne/year Omsk refinery in Western Siberia boosted output of light petroleum products to record-high levels in 2016, according to the company’s preliminary operating statistics for yearend 2016.

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PJSC Gazprom Neft’s 21.4 million-tonne/year Omsk refinery in Western Siberia boosted output of light petroleum products to record-high levels in 2016, according to the company’s preliminary operating statistics for yearend 2016.

Production of light-end fuels in 2016 increased to comprise 70.92% of the refinery’s overall yield, Gazprom Neft said.

Gasoline production was up 6.6% to 4.7 million tpy, while diesel output rose to 6.5 million tpy, or 3.2% higher vs. 2015.

Omsk’s combined production of Arctic and winter fuels in 2016 was up 9.6% from 2015.

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Feedstock demand from petrochemical producers supported a 5.6% increase in the refinery’s production of aromatic hydrocarbons, which averaged 430,000 tpy in 2016.

Increased output of light products came amid a corresponding boost in the volume of gas condensate processed at the refinery, which rose to 1.5 million tpy in 2016, the company said.

Omsk’s responsive planning in line with market demand supported higher production levels for bitumen products used in road construction, with 2016 output increasing to 430,000 tpy, or 9.9% more than in 2015. Stronger demand from the aluminum industry sustained a 4.6% increase in coke production, which reached 169,900 tpy for 2016.

The plant’s improved annual performance follows a series of completed and ongoing projects under Gazprom Neft’s Omsk modernization program that—now in its second phase—specifically seeks to increase the refinery’s overall yield of 100% Euro 5-quality motor fuels (OGJ Online, Feb. 8, 2016).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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