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Ryazan Refinery Fully Switches to Euro 6 Gasoline Production

11 December 2019

The Ryazan Refinery, Rosneft’s largest refining asset, fully switched to production of high-octane gasoline with enhanced environmental and performance properties of RON-95-K5 Euro 6.

The new fuel contains significantly less sulphur, benzene, and aromatic hydrocarbons that reduces the toxicity of exhaust fumes. The use of Euro 6 gasoline makes it possible to reduce the number of deposits in induction valves by 12.5% and the number of deposits in the engine compression chamber by 12.7%.

The development of technological potential is one of the key priorities of Rosneft Oil Company. As part of the implementation of the “Rosneft-2022” Strategy, the Company is systematically introducing new technological solutions throughout the entire production chain.

The launch of full-scale production of new fuel became possible due to successful implementation of the upgrading program of Ryazan Oil Refining Company. The modernization of the catalytic reforming plant was completed in 2019 and the volume of the commodity storage of the enterprise was increased. In particular, new tanks with a total volume of 20,000 tonnes, equipped with modern remote control systems and systems of maintaining the quality characteristics of petroleum-based products, were commissioned.

According to its plans, Rosneft expands production and geography of Euro 6 gasoline sales. At present, in addition to Ryazan Oil Refining Company, highly environmentally-friendly fuel is also produced at The Saratov Refinery and Ufa Group of Rosneft refineries and is sold in Bashkortostan, Krasnodar Territory, Ryazan, Tula and Kaluga regions.

Note for Editors:

The formula and production technology featuring high-quality components were developed by specialists of the Rosneft’s corporate R&D complex and a number of refineries of the Company. 

In order to produce these improved types of gasoline, Rosneft has set more stringent requirements for six key indicators. Euro 6 gasoline contains:

  • less sulphur, which reduces corrosive activity and improves environmental properties;
  • less benzene in order to reduce the toxicity of exhaust fumes;
  • less olefin hydrocarbons that cause carbon deposits in the engine in the combustion process;
  • less aromatic hydrocarbons that also made possible to reduce the number of carbon deposits in the inner parts of engines;
  • less resins; and
  • higher fuel stability during storage. 

The use of Euro 6 gasoline reduces the concentration of most toxic compounds of exhaust fumes, such as:

  • carbon monoxide (CO) concentration by 9.5%;
  • CH (different hydrocarbon compounds) by 3.6%; and
  • NOx (different nitrogen oxides) by 3.9%. 

The high-performance characteristics of Euro 6 types of gasoline are confirmed by the All-Russian Research Institute for Oil Refining (VNIINP). Upon the results of qualification tests, VNIINP experts have recommended Euro 6 gasoline with improved environmental and performance characteristics for production and use in automobile vehicles.

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December 11, 2019

Keywords: Environmental News 2019