More feedstockJune 19, 2020 12:05
For the first five months of 2020, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat increased refining of stable gas condensate (LNG) by more than 14%. Diesel fuel output grew by nearly 25% compared to the same period last year.
Starting this year, the Company refined 2.5 million tons of stable gas condensate (SGC). Head of Production Department of the Refinery, Nikolay Nikiforov highlighted several reasons why the plant’s facilities managed to refine such a big volume of LNG.
— Thanks to process optimization of raw hydrocarbons refining, we achieved a more uniform distillation of SGC and, therefore, a more uniform operation, — he explains. — The refining volume of gas condensate is determined by gasoline fractions yield with work-back calculation. Thus, based on the initial project, we had to produce 115 tons of gasoline fractions per hour. Step by step, we boosted feedstock refining and reached 165 tons/h. And the limit is not met yet, so we continue development. Furthermore, streams of light and heavy gasoline were technologically divided at the Refinery due to installation of separate pipelines. The whole work would not have been done without professionalism of the technical personnel.
Gain in refined volumes of hydrocarbon feedstock helped enhance yield of diesel fuel, 920.7 thousand tons of which was produced since the beginning of the year.
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is one of the largest oil refining and petrochemical complexes in Russia. The Complex was founded in 1948.
The Company is integrated into the Gazprom system. It has the basic advantage, consolidating on a single site a full cycle of crude hydrocarbons processing, petrochemistry and mineral fertilizers production. The Company comprises the Oil Refinery, Gas & Chemical Plant and the Monomer Plant.
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat produces more than 100 items, over 50% of which are bulk products including motor gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, styrene, polystyrene, low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, DOP plasticizer, butyl alcohols, sulphur, ammonia, urea, acrylic acid, butyl acrylate etc.
The oil refining and petrochemical products are exported to all the federal subjects of the country. The export reach covers over 50 CIS and non-CIS countries including Finland, China, Brazil, the UK, Western Europe countries and the Baltic states.
High quality of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat output is confirmed by certificates of conformity to ISO 9001 and 14001, the international standards of quality and environmental safety.
Press office, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat