On 19 June 2017, LUKOIL-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez Refinery started feeding high-octane petrol AI-95-K5 to petroleum products trunk pipelines (PPTPs) Gorky – Ryazan-2 and Ryazan – Moscow. The process of filling the PPTPs will be completed during a month.
The work is part of the investment project “Revamping the system of trunk pipelines for increasing petroleum product transportation to the Moscow area” and the programme of using the redundant capacity of oil trunk pipelines for transportation of light petroleum products approved by the Russian Government.
Sometime earlier, the conversion of the oil pipelines from Nizhny Novgorod to Ryazan (the Gorky – Ryazan-2 OTP) and from Ryazan to Moscow (the Ryazan – Moscow OTP) for motor petrol transportation was completed. In the future, the possibility of receiving motor petrol from Ryazan Refinery and other Russian producers will be provided.
The length of converted oil pipelines is 594.2 km, including the feed pipeline from Lukoil- Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez Refinery to Starolikeyevo LODS (1.2 km), Gorky – Ryazan-2 (395 km), and Ryazan – Moscow (198 km).
Implementation of this project will ensure an extra supply to the Moscow area of up to 3.0 MTPA of high-octane petrol produced by LUKOIL- Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez Refinery and Ryazan Refinery, by using the most cost-effective transportation method. The prospects of increasing the throughput capacity will depend on the market environment and the needs of the Moscow area. In 2016, the aggregate consumption of motor petrol by Moscow and Moscow region amounted to 5.5 million tonnes, including deliveries by other types of transport.
The work lasted from 1 June 2014 to 1 June 2017 (design and survey works, the supply of materials and equipment, construction and assembly operations).
As part of developing the petroleum products home market, Transneft is engaged in ensuring supplies of petroleum products for the exchange trade and ramps up the amount of petroleum products transported to the Moscow area market by implementing its investment projects.