Achinsk Refinery Resumes Operation on Tight Schedule

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Monday, September 01, 2014
Rosneft had Halted Achinsk Oil Refinery After Explosion Kills Seven


Achinsk Oil refinery, suspended after the 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 the 1st of September 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). Concurrently 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 thousand tons of finished product, which makes more than 70% of prefault performance.

The production volume will be increased in months to come.

Uninterrupted providing of consumers with high-quality oil products is the key priority of Rosneft. The prices at Rosneft’
gasoline stations in the Krasnoyarsk Territory haven’t been raised after the incident at Achinsk Oil refinery. In the period of the refinery’s stoppage the Company performed a number of events aimed to compensate oil products supplies to the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

To meet this goal, the Company increased the production volume at Angara Petrochemical Company and Komsomolsk refinery, an agreement was reached on purchase of oil products from third party manufacturers, supplies from Samara group of refineries were carried out. 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 Oil refinery with driving the industrial facilities to prefault capacities, production of the whole range of oil products will start in the end of the year.

The company has provided material assistance to the victims of the incident and the relatives of the dead, the process insurance payments was controlled. All the families of the dead will be taken in ward of the Company. Every family, which lost their supporter, will get an individual range of privileges, that, apart from monthly compensation payments will include the payment for children’s lodgment in pre-school institutions, submission of free health resort vouchers, summer camp recreation, help in payment of existing credit obligations and other privileges.

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