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Rosneft’s Samara refineries switch to Euro 5 standard gas production

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Rosneft’s oil refineries at Kyubyshevsky, Novokyubyshevsky and Syzransky in Russia’s Samara region have completed the necessary upgrades to produce Euro 5 gasoline products that comply with the technical guidelines of the Customs Union.

The large scale upgrade projects at the refineries, which were completed ahead of the schedule fixed by Russian laws, have resulted in the production of high quality engine fuels that meet the highest emission standards.

Upgrade projects

In the fall of 2014, the Kyubyshevsky refinery commissioned an isomerisation unit to produce high octane components for gasoline. As part of the modernisation programme, the facility had previously installed a benzene concentrate recovery unit, a hydrogen generation unit with a swing adsorption machine, a viscosity breaking unit, a nitrogen production module, as well as overhauled its distillate hydro treatment and light hydrocracking units.

In February 2015, the Novokuybyshevsky refinery commissioned two key facilities, a continuous catalytic reforming unit and a low temperature isomerization complex as part of the large scale investment modernisation programme aimed at the production of Euro 5 standard commercial motor fuels. Previously, the refinery had commissioned a hydrogen generation complex with a short cycle adsorption unit and a benzene concentrate recovery unit, and an overhauled LSI-200 complex, which was fitted with a deizopentaniser unit; the refinery also optimised its technological schemes with regards to production and mixing of fuel components.

Under the investment programme, the Syzransky refinery commissioned a hydrogen generation unit, a wet catalysis unit for sulfuric acid production, a low temperature isomerisation complex and a benzene concentrate recovery unit. This increased the output of high octane motor fuels low in sulfur and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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