Slavneft-Yanos boosts crude throughputs at Yaroslavl refinery

Slavneft-Yaroslavnefteorgsintez (Slavneft-Yanos), part of NGK Slavneft—a joint venture of Gazprom Neft and Rosneft—ramped up crude oil throughputs by 1.5% in 2018 to more than 317,000-b/d at its 300,000-b/d refinery in Yaroslavl, Russia. The boost in 2018 crude throughputs establishes the Yaroslavl refinery as one of the three largest in Russia, Gazprom Neft and Slavneft-Yanos said.

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JSC Slavneft-Yaroslavnefteorgsintez (Slavneft-Yanos), part of OAO NGK Slavneft—a joint venture of Gazprom Neft PJSC and PJSC Rosneft—ramped up crude oil throughputs by 1.5% in 2018 to more than 317,000-b/d at its 300,000-b/d refinery in Yaroslavl, Russia.

The boost in 2018 crude throughputs establishes the Yaroslavl refinery as one of the three largest in Russia, Gazprom Neft and Slavneft-Yanos said.

Alongside increasing crude runs, the refinery raised light product yields by 1.5% to 8.7 million tonnes/year and production of aviation kerosine by 35.5% to more than 1.7 million tpy, the operator said.

Lubricant production at the site in 2018 totaled 309,000 tpy, with the company’s lubricants range enhanced by new offerings produced at the plant’s new Group III base oils unit, output from which reached 100,000 tpy over the course of the year following the unit’s 2017 commissioning as part of a governmental import-substitution program (OGJ Online, June 21, 2017).

The Yaroslavl plant also produced 2.5 million tpy of automotive gasoline in 2018, together with more than 3.9 million tpy of diesel, 97,900 tpy of aromatic hydrocarbons, 482,000 tpy of petroleum bitumen, and 103,000 tpy of liquefied gases.

With the refinery’s recent investment program now having enabled the site to switch to 100% production of Euro 5-quality motor fuels, Gazprom Neft said Slavneft-Yanos, as part of a new development strategy, plans to further modernize production capacity to increase the refinery’s conversion rate and light-product yield, as well as achieve greater production efficiency.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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