Gazprom, Rosneft, Bashneft and Alliance Oil delay the modernization of oil refineries

In January 2015, Russia will be prohibited to sell petroleum products Euro-3, and the extension of the fuel turnover of this standard is not considered, the representative of the Ministry of Energy said.
Russian refineries (refinery) again late with the modernization which is necessary for the transition to a high-quality fuel. At the end of 2012-2013,. Seven of the necessary installations at six refineries were not in time to put into operation their input shifted to 2014, said yesterday the head of Rostekhnadzor Alexey Aleshin.

This installation at Astrakhan Gas Processing Plant (isomerization unit; factory belongs to "Gazprom"), the Novokuibyshevsk refinery (catalytic reforming, "Rosneft"), Ufa Refinery (hydrotreating of gasoline, "Bashneft") and the Khabarovsk Oil Refinery (hydrocracking and hydrotreating of diesel fuel; Alliance Oil) . At the stage of commissioning are installing diesel hydrotreater at "Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat" and the alkylation unit at the refinery "Bashneft" - "Novoil". According to CDU TEK, on ​​the results of 2013 the share of these plants (excluding production Astrakhan GPP) in the production of gasoline was 13.2%, diesel fuel - 10.1%.

At the time of installation at the refinery "Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat" and the two companies "Bashneft» Enterus into service, from the data the Ministry of Energy. The representative of "Bashneft" is confirmed. "Gazprom Salavat neftekhim" on request "Vedomosti" did not respond. Alliance Oil spokesman confirmed that the installation at the Khabarovsk refinery will be introduced in 2014

The difference in the evaluation of start-up timing is related to the fact that these statements are based on the Ministry of Energy oil companies and the analysis of changes in the production of oil products at the refinery, and evaluation RTN - on documents on completion of construction, decoration of which may be delayed, said a ministry spokesman.

Aleshin also reported non-compliance with the modernization plans in a timely manner Mari refinery. In 2013, the plant became the property VTB. Bank spokesman declined to comment. What are the installation Plant not entered in time, he said. I shifted the terms of a number of plants and the Ryazan Refinery ( "Rosneft") and "TAIF-NK", which at the beginning of 2014 there have been fires, said the head of Rostekhnadzor.

The works at the refinery are in the active phase - installation Novokuibyshevsk refinery reformer (held puskonaladochnye work) and an isomerization unit at the Ryazan refinery is scheduled to be commissioned in 2014. Work on updating the relevant provisions of the quadripartite agreement, a representative of "Rosneft", said.

In 2011, the fuel "Euro-2" were forbidden to turnover. But technically refinery were not ready to make the fuel of higher quality. As a result, the country emerged petroleum shortage and prices have gone up, according to Rosstat, 13.8% (inflation was 6.1% in 2011). The government has allowed to sell the "Euro-2" to the end of 2012, but ordered the company to upgrade its plants with a view to gradually transition to the "Euro-5".

Each oil company has signed a quadripartite agreement with FAS, Rostekhnadzor and Rosstandart. These documents contain graphics input various settings that improve fuel quality. Companies are often called upon to adjust plans to modernize, but not all of them agree upon the FAS, says the head of Energy FAS Dmitry Mahoning. Serious slippage is not observed, the representative of the Ministry of Energy.

Since January, 2015 g will be prohibited from selling "Euro-3" oil products in Russia. The question of the extension of the "Euro-3" is not considered trafficking, says a representative of the Ministry of Energy. According to him, plans to produce gasoline and diesel fuel in general are satisfied.

Analysts IAC "Cortez" believe that the shortage of fuel after the abolition of "Euro-3" will not. Almost all the factories have switched to the production of "Euro-4" and above. It is said, and the companies themselves. Alliance Oil representatives, "Bashneft", "Gazprom oil" do not see any problems in connection with the transition to the "Euro-4". "All the major oil refineries," Rosneft "have mastered the production of various types of gasoline and diesel fuel in classes 4 and 5," - said the representative of state-owned companies.

The difficult situation now Kirishi refinery of "Surgutneftegaz": in 2013 volume of gasoline of "Euro-4" by 40%, to switch completely to the release of "Euro-5" is planned in 2017, say experts of IAC "Cortez". Get comments "TAIF-NK", "Surgutneftegaz" and "Lukoil" has failed.