Crude oil refining at refineries owned by the Group in
Russia (including mini-refineries) totaled 44.4 million tonnes in
2012. Reduction of the figure by 1.9% from the 2011 figure was due
to major repair work at the Nizhny Novgorod Refinery.The share of
high-octane gasoline in total output of gasoline at Group refineries in Russia (not including mini-refineries) rose
to 99.1% in 2012 (from 96.2% in 2011). Light-product yield
was 54.0% (not including mini-refineries). Irretrievable losses
were 0.53% (not including mini-refineries).
The most important events in 2012 as regards upgrading of LUKOIL’s refineries in Russia were the completion of reconstruction work on atmospheric-vacuum distillation unit ¹5 at the Nizhny
Novgorod Refinery and commissioning at the Volgograd refinery of a
diesel fuel hydrotreatment facility with 3 million tonnes annual
capacity. At the Ukhta Refinery modernization work was completed on the reaction section of a GDS-850 unit for hydrotreatment
of diesel fuel, and work on the atmospheric-vacuum distillation
unit increased annual capacity of its vacuum block to 2.0 million tonnes.
Refinery throughputs in 2012 at LUKOIL Group’s
international refineries, including the Group’s share of refining at the ISAB
and Zeeland complexes, were 21.6 million tonnes, which is
10.1% more than in 2011, due to increase of the Group’s share of
refining at the ISAB complex from 60% to 80% .
The main achievements as part of upgrading work at
foreign refineries in 2012 were upgrade of metering aggregates
for petroleum products at the Burgas Refinery and completion of reconstruction of the amine block at the Ploiesti