29 Mar 2024 15:49

Oil refining capacities in Russia sufficient for supplying domestic market - Dyukov

MOSCOW. March 29 (Interfax) - Russian oil refining has sufficient capacity to supply the domestic market with fuels, Gazprom Neft chief Alexander Dyukov told reporters.

Commenting on the idea of increasing the capacity of refineries located closer to the east, he noted: "Theoretically, it is possible to build another refinery. But we are not considering such a possibility. We believe that the existing capacities are enough to supply the domestic market with diesel fuel and gasoline."

According to Dyukov, the Omsk refinery after modernization provides a refining depth of virtually 100%. "We 'squeeze' the maximum possible volume of gasoline, diesel fuel and other petroleum products from oil there," the Gazprom Neft head said.

He added that Gazprom Neft has increased the production of petroleum products at its refineries, without specifying the volumes.