Rosneft Achinsk Refinery Upgraded to Produce Cleaner Euro 5 Standard Fuel

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From 1 February, Rosneft’s Achinsk refinery has switched to producing cleaner light duty Regular 92 vehicle fuel compliant with the Euro 5 standard. The first shipments of the Euro 5 fuel have been delivered to Rosneft retail outlets and wholesale buyers.

The plant has switched to the cleaner fuel well ahead of the Technical Regulations schedule, which sets 1 January 2016 as the date for obligatory compliance with the Euro 5 standard. The switch to the more environmentally friendly fuel is part of Rosneft’s huge investment programme to upgrade the Achinsk plant along with six other refineries to ensure full compliance with the stringent Euro 5 standard, increase refinery yields and boost environmental and industrial safety.

At the Achinsk refinery, Rosneft is currently installing a new hydrocracking facility comprising four units and a petroleum coke production complex. The redevelopment also provides for the construction and upgrading of 57 auxiliary facilities.

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Euro 5 (EN 228:2008 standard) is the most stringent of existing European emission standards that limit sulphur, particulate matter, benzene and aromatic and unsaturated hydrocarbon content in automotive fuels. Emissions from Euro 5 fuels contain only minimal amounts of nitrogen oxide. When used in class 4 and 5 engines, they also reduce emissions of unburnt combustibles and aromatic hydrocarbons, including benzoapyrene – a powerful carcinogen and mutagen.

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