To compile our third annual rating, we once again contacted the Tyumen Region Directorate of the Federal Tax Service. The Directorate provided the editorial board with the 2014 list of the region’s major tax payers, whose tax records are administered by the Tyumen Region Directorate of the Federal Tax Service. The list was made based on tax amounts paid to the local government. To maintain tax secrecy, tax proceeds received from each of them were not disclosed (except where companies themselves wanted such information to be reflected).
It was the intention of tmn magazine to make a sampling based on the results of the entire year of 2014 in order to ensure maximum objectivity of data. The Federal Tax Service Directorate did not take part in ranking the list.
At the end of the ranking process, the final rating comprising 72 companies selected from the list was made. It was drawn up taking into account the opinion of independent experts.
In preparing the texts to be released, we used up-to-date information on each of the companies enabling an inquisitive reader to get an answer to the question of how this or that company feels in the market at the moment.
LIST OF COMPANIES
Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC
Taxes paid to the regional government for 2014 – over RUB 242 million
In September, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery celebrated the 9th anniversary of the production of its first commercial batch of petroleum products. The Antipinsky Oil Refinery is an exceptional enterprise in Russia. It is unique in that it is the first oil refinery independent from vertically integrated oil companies to have been built from scratch inover 30 years, whose capacity exceeds 8 million tons per annum and the quality of diesel fuel produced meets Euro-5 standard and the refining depth will reach 97% next year; the production of Euro-5 compliant gasoline will be commenced next year.
The Antipinsky Oil Refinery is a special enterprise for the Tyumen Region. It was with the construction of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery that the Tyumen Region for the first time in its history started supplying industrial petrol, fuel oil and diesel fuel to the world market instead of crude oil. The Antipinsky Oil Refinery continues its incremental progress reaching new heights from year to year.
The manufacturing of such gasoline will be made possible by the commissioning of the combined high-octane production unit. In June 2015, as part of the XIX Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, Sberbank of Russia OSC and Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC entered into a non-revolving credit facility agreement for the amount of RUB 15.173 bn. The loan funds will be used to finance the construction of the abovementioned unit enabling the Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC to produce 480 000 tons of Euro-5 compliant AI-95 gasoline per year. It will cover AI-95 motor gasoline shortage in the Tyumen Region and partially in the Urals Federal District and help to create additional competition for major petroleum products market players to curb the price growth and improve the region’s environmental condition by reducing sulfur and benzene content in motor gasoline.
Moreover, in 2016 the refinery is planning to increase the refining depth to 97% by the commissioning of a combined deferred tar carbonization unit with a fuel oil vacuum distillation module. As of today, the construction of foundations has been complemented, coke drums have been delivered and assembled, the construction of the fuel oil vacuum distillation unit and equipment hookup are underway. The construction of the vacuum module is scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2015.
“Our company shows high growth rates. It is, first and foremost, attributable to large investments in the production development,” says Gennady Lisovichenko, Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s General Director. “The refinery’s large-scale work of almost ten years has been confirmed by the National Rating Agency at “А+”.
The Antipinsky Oil Refinery employs almost 1600 people today. The number of employees is expected to exceed 2000 in 2016, as the Refinery will need more staff in the next few years (after the commissioning of new capacities). Considering the continuous increase in the number of staff, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery management sees ensuring social security and creating favorable working conditions for its employees top priority. This brings the development and improvement of social and HR policy to the forefront of the Refinery’s activities.
It should be noted that two parties work closely together to address these issues – the Refinery’s management team and the Employee Council. Since 2007, the Refinery has maintained a Collective Bargaining Agreement aimed at creating favorable working conditions and improving the employees’ social security.
The company’s social responsibility manifests itself, inter alia, in its activities helping to address issues of social importance.
At the end of 2014, the Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC joined the Board of Trustees of Borkovsky Foster Home having 31 children aged 4 – 17 in its care. To celebrate the 429th anniversary of the city of Tyumen and the 50th anniversary of Leninsky Administrative District, the refinery financed the construction of a new children’s playground, outdoor exercise complex and a separate ground for physically challenged children. This gift to Kazachy Luga residents was given as part of the mini-park hard and soft landscaping project implemented by the Leninsky District Uprava of the Tyumen City Administration together with Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC.
In August 2015, the refinery joined the “Schoolbag for the First-grader” charity project. Schoolbags were donated to children in Tobolsk through the Tyumen Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.