The region will now be able to produce its own Euro-5 compliant gasoline.
Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin officially inaugurated the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s third oil refining unit which would enable the refinery to double its oil refining capacity – up to 7.7 million tons of oil per annum.
Sergei Naryshkin joined by the Tyumen Region Governor Vladimir Yakushev and the refinery’s management team pressed the symbolic start button to commission the unit.
Naryshkin emphasized that the Tyumen Region was one of the leaders of economic and investment development and had launched quite a few new enterprises over the last few years. “The Antipinsky Oil Refinery is setting a good example for the implementation of high-tech projects,” said Naryshkin.
Quoting Yakushev, it is very important that the region will start producing Euro-5 compliant petroleum products.
Dmitry Mazurov, Chairman of the refinery’s Board of Directors, noted that with the commissioning of the third unit the company would achieve the refining capacity of 7.7 million tons of oil per annum. Also, according to him, the refining level is planned to be deep, up to 95%. “The refinery employs 1100 people,” he said. “Last year, we refined 4 million tons of oil, and this year we are planning to refine 7.7 million tons,” he added. In total, since the commissioning of the refinery in 2006, we have refined 14 million tons of oil,” he explained. Mazurov said that with the commissioning of the third unit, the refinery would be one of the country leaders in terms of the capacity and oil refining depth. Yakushev said that the region’s investment portfolio includes over 300 projects of the total value of 1 trillion 300 million rubles.
The Tyumen Region which accounts for 72% of Russia’s oil and 91% of its natural gas reserves had to bring about 1.2 million tons of light petroleum products from other regions, inter alia, from Omsk, Ufa and Perm oil refineries.