27 Feb 2023 17:54

Lukoil launches delayed coking unit at Nizhny Novgorod refinery after incident on February 7

MOSCOW. Feb 27 (Interfax) - Lukoil has launched the delayed coking unit at the Nizhny Novgorod refinery following the incident on February 7, the company said in a statement.

"Work to prepare the production facility for entering technological modes has been completed ASAP. The unit has been brought to full load, and commercial products are being produced at the planned volume," according to the statement.

The Nizhny Novgorod Kstovo Refinery has capacity to refine 17 million tonnes of oil per year. The enterprise produces more than 50 types of commercial petroleum products, namely automotive, aviation and diesel fuels, as well as oil bitumen and paraffin hydrocarbons.

A fire broke out at the delayed coking unit in early February. Lukoil has said that the unit has continued operating as usual, and is maintaining the planned figures for refining crude oil and shipping marketable products.