Year-end data for 2016 shows the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery processed a total 20.5 million tonnes of crude oil, maintaining its leading position in the Russian refining industry, the company reported on February 9, 2017.
Moreover production of light petroleum products - one of the key performance indicators in oil refining - showed an increase on the preceding year to stand a record for the Omsk Refinery at 70.9 %.
The volume of gas condensate processed at the Omsk Refinery increased to 1.5 million tonnes in 2016.
Greater use of gas condensate as a raw material - the source of 80 % of the components of light oil products - allowed the refinery to increase its production of motor oils.
Gasoline production was up 6.6 % year-on-year, reaching 4.7 million tonnes.
Production of diesel fuels increased by 3.2 % to 6.5 million tonnes, with the greatest increase - of 9.6 % - being seen in the production of Arctic and winter fuels.
The company’s production of aromatic hydrocarbons was up 5.6 %, to 430,000 tonnes.
Aromatic hydrocarbons produced at the Omsk Refinery are characterised by their high purity (at 99.99 %), and enjoy considerable demand from the chemicals industry for use in the production of synthetic materials and plastics.
Responsive production planning in line with market demand increased production of bitumen products for road construction in 2016, increasing by 9.9 %, to 430,000 tonnes - demand having shown consistent growth last year. In addition to this, in response to demand from the aluminium industry, production of coke was also up by 4.6 %, to 169,900 tonnes.
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