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Opening of Euro+ combined oil refining unit at Moscow Refinery

Opening of Euro+ combined oil refining unit at Moscow Refinery

Moscow, July 23 - Neftegaz.RU. Vladimir Putin ordered the launch of a Euro+ combined oil refining unit at the Moscow Refinery via videoconference.

Taking part in the launch of the new oil refining facility was also Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Chairman of the Management Board, CEO of Gazprom Neft Alexander Dyukov and CEO of Gazpromneft Moscow Refinery Vitaly Zuber.

The Euro+ combined oil refining unit is a key project of the second stage of a larger programme for the Moscow Refinery’s ecological and technological upgrade. The new facility will replace five previous-generation ones, and will boost production while reducing the impact on the environment.

The Moscow oil refinery run by Gazprom Neft is the chief supplier of motor fuel for the entire Moscow Region including Euro-5 petrol and diesel fuel, aviation kerosene, road and construction bitumen.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: "A grand and very important project has been successfully implemented. The largest enterprise in the region’s fuel industry (accounting for 40 % of the market), it has been a major project, one Moscow Region badly needed, with the largest domestic equipment manufacturers, scientific institutes and construction companies jointly contributing to it."

Due to the use of Russian technologies and equipment, an up-to-date industrial facility was created with a high level of automation, filled with digital technologies and solutions.

"I would also like to note that with the launch of the Euro+ unit, the level of modernisation of the Moscow Oil Refinery will reach 80 %... Investments worth RUB 350 billion are planned for the period until 2025. In addition to upgrading the equipment and organising production and new units, new up-to-date waste treatment facilities were built and regular air monitoring also organised. All this sets radically new environmental standards and improves the quality of life of the people", Putin noted.

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