A new scheme is implemented
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat refinery has implemented a scheme for the storage of straight-run kerosene fractions for the subsequent seasonal production of winter-grade diesel fuel.
The straight-run kerosene fraction will be pumped into the underground storage of JSC Podzemneftegaz by means of an underground pipeline from site “B” of the refinery's commodity and raw materials shop. The length of the pipeline is 12 km from the company's tanks to the Yar-Bishkadak underground storage facility. The total volume of wells allocated for the storage of kerosene is about 70 thousand tons.
— In the summer period, winter diesel fuel is not in demand, while in winter it is in demand, — says Rail Abdrakhmanov, acting head of the production department of the refinery. — Earlier when we did not have the volumes to store the fractions of straight-run kerosene, we produced a limited amount of winter fuel from it in the summer, and the surplus had to be involved in the production of less profitable summer fuel. Now, when there is a possibility to store the kerosene in the Yar-Bishkadak storage facility, we will be able to accumulate an excess of straight-run kerosene fractions in the summer, and use it in winter to produce more demanded winter diesel fuel. This scheme will make it possible to logically align the production and increase the profit of the enterprise.
The pipeline implemented in the scheme was previously used to supply straight-run diesel fuel fractions. Our specialists and the specialists of JSC Podzemneftegaz removed the product from the pipeline and the well, washed them out and organized the pump out of straight-run kerosene fractions. In June and July, about 30 thousand tons of kerosene is planned to be pumped for the subsequent production of diesel fuel in the winter period.
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 150 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 products are shipped to all federal subjects of the country. Export supplies of oil products are mainly directed to European and CIS countries. Petro- and gas chemicals are exported to over 30 CIS and non-CIS countries and the largest volumes are shipped to Kazakhstan, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Finland etc.
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.