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TNK-BP to build hydrocarbons sulphur removal facility at Ryazan

29th January 2013

Energy major will invest USD 60m in the construction of a hydrocarbons sulphur removal facility at the Ryazan oil refinery

TNK-BP has said it will invest more than USD 60m in the construction of a hydrocarbons sulphur removal facility at the Ryazan oil refinery, as part of a large scale program to upgrade the facility.

The construction is part of a large-scale program to upgrade the CJSC Ryazan Oil Refinery Company (RORC, part of the TNK-BP Group. The project will allow processing over 175 mmcm of hydrocarbon gas per annum. The removed hydrogen sulphide will be processed into sulphuric acid for further sale.

In November the oil firm announced that by 2016 it would invest USD 97m in the construction of a free sulphur recovery unit at Ryazan. The facility is planned to be commissioned in 2015.

In 2012-2015, TNK-BP’s total investment in refinery upgrades is expected to amount to USD2.5 bn. The modernisation of the oil refining sector is a top priority for Moscow.

“TNK-BP continuously improves the efficiency and the environmental production profile. The construction of this facility is part of a long-term program to upgrade all Company refining assets, with total investments of USD 2.5bn during the 2012-2015 period,” said Anatoly Skoromets, general Director, RORC.