15 Jun 2018 12:10

Surgutneftegas's Kinef to keep crude refining at 18.2 mln tonnes in 2018

MOSCOW. June 15 (Interfax) - Surgutneftegas's Kirishinefteorgsintez refinery (Kinef) plans to refine 18.2 million tonnes of crude in 2018, the same amount as in 2017, the Russian oil company said in its annual report.

However, Kinef plans to increase production of light oil products in 2018, including Euro 5 high octane gasoline and jet fuel. The refinery will continue work on repairs and updating existing plant and equipment. There are plans to work on increasing the reliability and efficiency of ELOU-AT-6 primary crude refining unit, Parex-1 paraffin production unit, LCh-35-11/1000 catalytic reformer ortho-para-xylene unit, LG-35-8/300B benzene reformer and other facilities.

Kinef, the only oil refinery in Northwest Russia, has maximum capacity to refine a little more than 21 million tonnes of crude per year.