February 2014

Special Report: Clean Fuels

Russian refiners use oxygenates to preserve octane

A case study was conducted regarding the physical and chemical properties of key gasoline oxygenates, such as methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), tertiary amyl methyl ether (TAME) and other blending components.

Levinbuk, M., RAS, A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas; Kuznetsov, S. E., OAO Gazprom Neft; Zolotarev, A. S., Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

A case study was conducted regarding the physical and chemical properties of key gasoline oxygenates, such as methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), tertiary amyl methyl ether (TAME) and other blending components. This study focused on preserving octane value for Class 4 and Class 5 transportation fuels and the effects on saturated vapor pressure (SVP). The results will be used in the reconfiguration of gasoline productions. ALKYLATE VS. OXYGENATES The Russian motor gasoline market is critical to the domestic refining industry and to upstream oil producers. The Russian transportation fuels market is driven by several factors, including sustaining the refining and distribution of premium gas

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