As a result of the refinery upgrade, LUKOIL has started to manufacture engine fuels with improved environmental properties before it became a requirement of the Russian Government, ahead of the industry.
Since June 2012, all Russian refineries of the LUKOIL Group have started to manufacture Euro-5 compliant gasolines (environmental class 5) which is the compulsory fuel quality standard in Europe.
Such fuel has a low content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and sulfur. This helps reduce the concentration of harmful environmental emissions.
Gasoline of this class can reduce soot and nitrogen oxide emissions from gasoline-powered vehicles by 25 percent. Euro-5 compliant diesel fuel helps reduce soot emissions by 80 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 20 percent.
While accepting fuel at a filling station, its employees conduct product analysis to ensure the following:
absence of mechanical impurities and water;
While accepting every tank official samples are taken which are then stored and used in case quality claims arise. The Company annually conducts check-up analysis of the containers, and covers their inner surface with anti-corrosive coating. A mobile express lab conducts quick response quality control of petroleum products.