May 28, 2013 Moscow Oil Refinery "Gazprom oil" started production of diesel fuel to the 5th class of the Technical Regulations of the Russian Federation on the quality of motor fuels.
Release of diesel grade 5, which is significantly superior to the environmental characteristics analogues lower classes started at 2.5 years earlier than foreseen by the technical regulations. From June 2013 to Euro-5 will fit all diesel supplied by the Moscow refinery to the Russian market. It is planned that in June of this volume will be about 140 thousand tons. Issue diesel Euro 5 started after reconstruction in the refinery hydrotreating diesel LP-24-2000 with capacity of 2 million tons per year. As part of the project has been replaced main equipment, launched a new wave hydrotreating efficiency of 90%, thus increasing the turnaround time of up to four years. Installation of an additional reactor was done. Its commissioning allowed to reduce the sulfur content in the produced fuel to 10 ppm, which is 35 times lower than that of the fuel third class, currently permitted for circulation in the Russian Federation. From April 2012, the refinery produces motor fuels are not below grade 4. "Gazprom Neft" actively engaged in the modernization of the Moscow refinery, significantly improving the quality of the fuel produced. Transition to production of oil grade 5 will provide consumers with the central regions of the country's diesel fuel to the highest standards, reducing the amount of harmful vehicle emissions and improving the ecological situation in the major cities. In the near future we will extend the range produced by the fuel high environmental classes, starting the production of gasoline Euro-5 ", — said Deputy General Director, Downstream "Gazprom oil" Anatoly Cherner.