Thirteen categories of the rating titled “Event of the Year. Russia 2015” included over 180 significant projects selected by the editorial board of Vremya Rosii online publication and Vremya Rossii almanac on a non-commercial basis. The main selection criterion was the amount of investment (generally from RUB 1 bn and up), the number of jobs created, innovative nature of the project (the first one of its kind, imports phase-out) and its implementation in 2015. Any Internet user could take part in the voting which was held from February 8 through March 21, 2016.
The Antipinsky Oil Refinery was represented in the “Oil and Gas Industry” category by the diesel fuel hydrotreating unit commissioned in the fall of 2015. The refinery’s new capacities enabled it to commence the production of Euro-5 compliant diesel fuel and create over 400 additional jobs.
The Antipinsky Oil Refinery topped the rating defeating LUKOIL-Permnefterorgsyntez which took up the second line in the Internet voting results with its plant modernization project in the Perm Territory.
Another company that ranked among the three leaders representing the most important events in oil and gas industry in 2015 was Rosneft which commenced the production of oil at Berkut oil rig in January 2015 (“The first Arkutun-Dagi oil”).