24 Aug 2023 20:00

Omsk Refinery begins commissioning work at new primary oil refining complex valued at 66 bln rubles

MOSCOW. Aug 24 (Interfax) - The Omsk Oil Refinery (ONPZ, owned by PJSC Gazprom Neft) has begun commissioning work on a new primary oil refining complex before it is put into operation, Gazprom Neft said in a statement.

The construction of the new complex is being carried out as part of the modernization of the Omsk Refinery. Gazprom Neft has invested more than 66 billion rubles in the project.

The refining complex will have an annual capacity of 8.4 million tonnes of oil and 1.2 million tonnes of gas condensate. It will increase the efficiency of fuel output and make production more environmentally friendly. The complex will replace six units of the previous generation and will control environmental indicators thanks to an automated air monitoring system, the company said.

Earlier, Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said that a new primary oil refining unit at the Omsk Refinery will be commissioned in 2023.

The Omsk Refinery provides petroleum products for the Russian domestic market, and supplies from the refinery also go to Kazakhstan. Refining depth at the refinery reaches 100%, and the yield of light petroleum products is over 80%. Production capacity is 21.6 million tonnes of oil per year and 1.2 million tonnes of stable gas condensate.