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Rosneft Samara-based Refineries Crossed Over to Euro 5 Standard Gas Production

26 March 2015

Rosneft’s oil refineries in Samara Region – the Kyubyshevsky, Novokyubyshevsky and Syzransky facilities – have completed their upgrading to produce Euro 5 gasoline products that comply with the technical guidelines of the Customs Union.

The production of high-quality engine fuels that meet the highest emission standards is the outcome of a successfully completed large-scale upgrading at the refineries, which was done ahead of the schedule fixed by Russian laws, and is due to the engineering and technical expertise of the company’s employees.

For instance, in the fall of 2014 the Kyubyshevsky Refinery commissioned an isomerization unit to produce high-octane components for gasoline. As part of the modernization program, the facility had previously installed a benzene concentrate recovery unit, a hydrogen generation unit with a swing adsorption machine, a viscosity breaking unit, a nitrogen production module, as well as overhauled its distillate hydro treatment and light hydrocracking units.

In February 2015, the Novokuybyshevsky Refinery commissioned two key facilities, a continuous catalytic reforming unit and a low-temperature isomerization complex as part of the large-scale investment modernization program aimed at production of commercial motor fuels of the environmentally cleanest Euro 5 standard. Previously the refinery had commissioned a hydrogen generation complex with a short-cycle adsorption unit and a benzene concentrate recovery unit, and an overhauled LSI-200 complex, which was fitted with a deizopentanizer unit; the refinery also optimized its technological schemes with regards to production and mixing of fuel components.

Under the investment program, the Syzransky Refinery commissioned a hydrogen generation unit, a wet catalysis unit for sulfuric acid production, a low-temperature isomerization complex and a benzene concentrate recovery unit.

This increased the output of high-octane motor fuels low in sulfur and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Notes for Editors:

Rosneft’s oil refineries in Samara Region – Kyubyshevsky, Novokyubyshevsky and Syzransky facilities – produce the entire range of petroleum products that enjoy high market demand, including gasoline and diesel fuel of different types, fuel oil, liquefied gases, sulfur, bitumen, natural gas liquids, jet and marine fuels.

In 2014, the facilities refined:

  • Over 6.7 mln metric tons of oil (the Kyubyshevsky refinery)
  • Over 8 mln metric tons of oil (the Novokyubyshevsky refinery)
  • Over 7 mln metric tons of oil (the Syzransky refinery)

The issue of emissions and exhaust fumes is particularly pressing in large cities, which could really benefit from fuel that matches the Euro 5 emission standard. As opposed to Euro 3 and Euro 4, it is free of sulfur and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Rosneft Information Division
Tel.: + 7 (499) 517-88-97
March 26, 2015