Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery has completed a major upgrading of its berthing facilities in time for the opening of the river-navigation season. About 300 000 t of diesel, gasoline, and aviation fuels produced by the Omsk Refinery will be sent to ports in the Ob-Irtysh river basin this summer and autumn.
The larger part of river shipments to customers in the Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansiysk Automous Okrugs comprise winter and Arctic diesel fuels essential to ensuring the continuous operation of specialist equipment. Every year the Omsk Refinery facilitates shipments of aviation fuels needed by airports – Anadyr, Pevek and Kereveem – in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, with shipments being made along the Irtysh and Ob rivers and, subsequently, along the Northern Sea Route.
Thanks to work on modernising technological pipelines and mooring equipment, efficiency in ensuring uninterrupted shipments to oil tankers via the Omsk Refinery’s berthing facilities will increase. The company has successfully implemented a system for measuring oil volumes shipped to oil-carrier vessels, ensuring the full accuracy of fuel shipments.
Director General of the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery, Oleg Belyavsky, commented: “The Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery is constantly developing technologies for ensuring the high-precision, environmentally friendly shipment of oil products. In improving river shipments during the navigation season the business is effectively acting as a guarantor in ensuring the stability of fuel supplies to customers in the remote northern areas of the West Siberian Federal Okrug.”
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