Two facilities directly owned by Russian oil company Gazprom Neft, the Moscow and Omsk refineries, have shown significant reductions in electricity, heat and fuel consumption as at end-2019, the economic upsides of various energy-efficiency initiatives resulting in savings of half a billion rubles, Aif.ru reports.
Reducing energy consumption is a major area of focus in Gazprom Neft’s refinery development program.
The Gazprom Neft Moscow and Omsk refineries implemented a total 50 energy-saving projects in 2019. A pilot solar power plant was commissioned at the Omsk Refinery, the first such renewable-energy facility in the Region.
All of the refinery’s administrative facilities are now connected to this new power plant, and work continues on developing this potential. Steam-production facilities were modernized at the Moscow Refinery, and the operation of steam generators further optimized. Both plants are continuing the implementation of modern digital energy management systems.
Gazprom Neft is currently implementing a full-scale modernization program at its Omsk and Moscow refineries, involving cumulative investment of more than 550 billion rubles ($7.5 billion).
The first stage of modernization involved the full transition to the exclusive production of Euro-5 fuels. The implementation of the second phase is now ongoing, as a result of which refining depth and the production of light petroleum products will increase to match the highest international standards.