Rosneft restarts Achinsk oil refinery after fatal fire

The Achinsk oil refinery, suspended after a deadly fire incident of June 15, 2014, has recovered the processes of primary crude oil processing on a tight schedule, according to the plan of repair activities.

From September 1, the enterprise has commenced production of the main types of oil products: straight-run gasoline, diesel fuel, marine fuel and aviation fuel, as well as WLHF (wide light hydrocarbon fraction). 

Concurrentlym with the primary crude processing plant a VT-Bitumen unit, producing petroleum bitumen, resumed to operating. Achinsk refinery is planned to produce more than 400,000 tpy of finished product, which makes more than 70% of prefault performance. 

The production volume will be increased in months to come.

The prices at Rosneft’s gasoline stations in the Krasnoyarsk Territory haven’t been raised after the incident at Achinsk oil refinery, according to company officials. In the period of the refinery’s stoppage, the company performed a number of events aimed to compensate oil products supplies. 

To meet this goal, the company increased the production volume at Angara Petrochemical Company and the Komsomolsk refinery, along with reaching an agreement on purchase of oil products from third-party manufacturers and supplies from the Samara group of refineries.

As such, retail chains of Rosneft enterprises and end-user consumers were provided with oil products in full extent.

The delivery of oil products from Achinsk refinery to the customers will be resumed as soon as possible.

In accordance with the plan of full-phased reconstruction of Achinsk refinery with driving the industrial facilities to pre-fault capacities, production of the whole range of oil products will start in the end of the year.

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