Commissioned in 1929, Tuapse Refinery is Rosneft's oldest refinery. Located in the Black Sea port city of Tuapse in Russia's Krasnodar region, the refinery is the only such Russian facility on that seacoast.
The refinery processes crude oil produced in Western Siberia and Southern Russia and transported via Transneft's pipeline system and by rail. Its capacity is roughly 5 million tonnes per year, or approximately 100,274 barrels per day. The refinery's product mix primarily consists of gasoline, naphtha, diesel, and fuel oil. Located adjacent to an oil loading terminal, the refinery exports approximately 90% of its products.
Expansion and Upgrade project
Seeking to more than double the refinery's capacity to and increase its depth from 56% to 95%, Rosneft is implementing a major expansion and upgrade at Tuapse Refinery.
Under the first phase of the project, which is scheduled to conclude in 2011, Rosneft will increase Tuapse Refinery's capacity to 12 million tonnes per year (approximately 241,000 b/d). In Phase II of the project, the company will upgrade the refinery's core processes so that it can produce Euro-4 and Euro-5 gasoline and diesel fuels. This second phase is slated for completion in 2012.
According to Rosneft, the modernization project will enable Tuapse Refinery to fully meet the demand for high-quality fuel in Russia's Southern Federal District. Moreover, boosting the capacity of the nearby oil loading terminal to 12 million tonnes reportedly will help to significantly boost exports from the refinery.