Data from the Russian Energy Ministry shows that the government is planning for the construction of 22 new refineries across the country, RUPEC reports.
The largest number of projects is slated for Kemerovo Region. These include the Itatskiy Refinery (to produce motor fuels, diesel fuel and fuel oil), and the Anzherskaya oil and gas company and North Kuzbass facilities (Kem-Oil projects with a combined capacity of 2mn tons).
Plans also call for increasing the capacity of the Chernigov Refinery (which is part of the Sibirskiy Business Union) from 100,000 to 200,000 tons per year.
In the Primorye Region, Rosneft plans to build its Eastern Refinery with a capacity to process 30mn tons of hydrocarbons a year.
In Omsk, a project is under way to complete the Krugogorsk Refinery (200,000 ton per year capacity), but Transneft has several times refused to give the facility access to trunk pipelines.
In Tomsk Region, Tomskneftepererabotka is building a 3m ton per year refinery in the village of Smeiluzhki. By 2015, when secondary refining processes are launched, that enterprise will be able to make motor fuels and diesel fuel.
The West Siberia Refinery is also building a refinery in the area which is to launch in 2-15 with a 3m ton per year capacity.
Transbunker is building a second line for its refinery in Vanino port (Khabarovsk Region) to increase its capacity to 1,5mn tons per year. The facility will produce fuel oil, striaght run gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel.
Copyright, RUPEC, 2013.