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Rosneft recommences production at Achinsk Oil refinery

01st September 2014

Achinsk Oil refinery, suspended after the incident of June 15, 2014 has recovered the processes of primary crude oil processing, according to a Rosneft statement

Rosneft recommences production at Achinsk Oil refinery
On June 15, 2014 there was a serious accident at Achinsk oil refinery when an explosion occurred in a distillation column, resulting the death of six refinery workers

The refinery 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 per cent of prefault performance.

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.

On June 15, 2014 there was a serious accident at Achinsk oil refinery when an explosion occurred in a distillation column, resulting the death of six refinery workers.

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