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About 14,000 tons of benzene exported from Atyrau refinery

23.01.2018


By Kamila Aliyeva Atyrau oil refinery became the first in Kazakhstan to supply benzene – a raw material for petrochemicals – for export, Kazinform reported. “In the past 2017, as many as 8,951 tons of benzene or 104 percent of the planned amount was produced. Since the beginning of the production of benzene, up to…



Stability is essential. Surgutneftegas intends to maintain oil output in 2018 at about 61 mtpa

15.12.2017


Surgutneftegas has been maintaining oil production level steady in recent years. As a reminder, 2016 registered growth of Surgutneftegas crude output by 0,4% totaling 61.849 m t. The company expects to maintain this trend in the future. Most of Surgutneftegas fields are old and long-standing ones, which gives no reason to hope for explosive growth….



Gazprom neft’s Moscow oil refinery has certified compliance with international standards

14.12.2017


Moscow oil refinery has successfully passed examination on international standards compliance in the field of quality, occupational health, safety and ecology. The recertification audit of integrated plant management system was held on 4 through to 11 December 2017. The audit featured inspection of the following facilities: – all subdivisions of Moscow refinery; – technology units;…



NOVATEK can make the FID on Arctic LNG 2 without confirmed contracts

24.10.2017


The final investment decision on Arctic LNG 2 project can be made by the beginning of 2019 without confirmed contracts, as reported by Mark Jetway, CFO. In practice, FDI on trading LNG projects need gas purchase agreements. To recap, Arctic LNG 2 is the second Novatek’s LNG project. The company intends to build the facility…



Salavat has held the comprehensive test of swing adsorption section


Gazprom neftekhim Salavat has tested the PSA unit, which resulted in  high hydrogen purity as of 99, 9 %. The PSA section is aimed for HBG treatment, produced by the facility’s units and Monomer plant. The PSA section facilitates the production of eco-friendly Euro-5 fuel. Accoring to Rustem Galiyev, Director for Investment and Capital Construction…



Gazprom neftekhim Salavat has increased oil refining capacity by 24%


Gazprom neftekhim Salavat has boosted the refining capacity of oil from Tsarichansky field up to 736,7 k t pa owing to gradual production gain. Gas condensate processing has reached 3 600 k t, which 200 тысk t exceeds last year performance (+6%). Gazprom neftekhim Salavat  keeps the trend of gradual refusal from external contractors’ feedstock…



Omsk refinery has started the production of eco-friendly marine fuels


Omsk refinery has produced the first batch of new marine fuel with improved ecological performance. Due to the minimum sulphur content, not exceeding 0,1%, – the product is adequate for emission control zones, defined by the international convention MARPOL. The certificate of compliance with ECC technical regulations. The refinery intends to ship up to 50…



Tatneft will invest 830m RUB in the equipment for the 2nd phase of Taneco

12.10.2017


Taneco facility, the branch of Tatneft group, intends to commission more than 10 units by 2023. The commissioning of naphtha hydrotreatment unit is scheduled for 2017. Its capacity will total 1,5 mtpa. The facility is already set on comprehensive equipment testing mode. Moreover, jet fuel and diesel hydrotreatment units are also at the completion stage with equipment testing scheduled for the late 2017. The launch…



Gas processing in the Amur region will transform the existing economy landscape


The project for using heavy gas residue, delivered via the Power of Siberia, may become one of the most ambitious and high-return in Russia and unprecedented globally. The projected cooperation of Gazprom and Sibur will account for the construction of gas processing facility, which will specialise in heavy residue withdrawal from gas aimed for China and its further delivery to Sibur’s gas…



Rosneft has estimated investment in petrochemicals at $30bn


Rosneft intends to develop O&G chemistry within the three clusters intensely, as reported by Igor Soglayev, VP of the company. «The overall investment in three clusters, by our estimates, will account for $30bn,» — he said. This refers to the investment of Rosneft and JV partners before 2025, including the project funding. Igor Sechin, Chief Executive Director at Rosneft, has earlier referred to petrochemicals as a new strategic company’s activity. Rosneft…