MOSCOW (MRC) -- Bashneft has reduced its carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from furnaces at the Ufa refining complex, by five times at the selective oil treatment unit and by 17 times at the hydrotreatment unit, said the company.
Such a multiple reduction in the impact on atmospheric air was achieved through a set of measures implemented on the furnaces during the overhaul. Furthermore, fuel costs will drop by 16.5 million roubles a year.
Environment protection is an integral part of the Rosneft 2022 Strategy. The Company aims to achieve leadership positions in minimizing the environmental impact and ensuring the eco-friendliness of its production.
The overhaul included improved thermal insulation and optimised adjustment of the fuel supply process controls. Following tests and optimisation of the combustion regime at the Bashneft-Novoil selective oil treatment facility, furnace efficiency increased by more than 11% on average, with fuel gas savings of up to 6%. The planned annual savings will be nearly 1,200 tonnes of fuel equivalent.
As MRC reported earlier, Bashneft ended 2020 with a loss of Rb11.1 billion under IFRS against a profit of Rb76.59 billion a year earlier. The company linked the loss to a decrease in world oil prices and demand for crude oil on the back of a worsening economic situation around the world due to the pandemic.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market were 1,138,510 tonnes in January-September 2021, up by 30% year on year. Supply of propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased, whereas supply of injection moulding statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers) decreased significantly.
Bashneft (a subsidiary of Rosneft) has oil reserves and a resource base in the Volga-Ural province, Timan-Pechora and Western Siberia. More than 180 fields are in commercial operation of the company. Production of hydrocarbons is over 21 million tons of oil per year.