Thanks to the Euro+ facility the Moscow Refinery has also been able to further reduce its environmental impacts - the commissioning of the Euro+ facility in July 2020 having replaced 5 (now dismantled) previous-generation and less environmentally friendly facilities.
Increasing efficiency, environmental friendliness and safety in manufacturing oil products for the Moscow region have always been the key objectives in Gazprom Neft’s modernisation of its Moscow Refinery, a process in hand since 2011.
Anatoly Cherner, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft, said:
- Launching the Euro+ complex is, without a doubt, a major milestone for the Moscow Refinery: the plant has got rid of facilities that belonged to a previous generation, environmentally, increasing refining efficiency
- The modernisation of the Moscow Refinery remains ongoing: new projects, for which we have recruited leading international companies, will improve refining depth still further, to almost 100%
- Modern technologies will further increase production of light petroleum products - gasoline, diesel fuels, and aviation kerosene - for which there is considerable market demand
Preparations are now in hand for construction of a deep oil refining complex, which will allow a further increase in production of fuel for the local Moscow market.