LUKOIL has petrochemical facilities in Russia (Saratovorgsintez, Stavrolen), Bulgaria (LUKOIL Neftokhim Burgas refinery with petrochemical operations), and Italy (ISAB refinery with petrochemical operations).
Starting from 1997 LUKOIL has been actively developing its petrochemical business aiming to increase the share of high value-added products and reduce dependence on the changeable environment of the global oil market. Petrochemical operations are the most complex of all the oil company's refining operations.
The Company produces pyrolysis and organic synthesis products, fuel fractions, and polymer materials, satisfying a considerable part of the domestic demand for a number of chemical products; at the same time it is a major exporter of chemical products to more than 30 countries of the world.
Commissioned in 1957, a LUKOIL Group company since 1999
Located in Saratov (Russia)
Product mix includes acrylonitrile, acetonitrile and sodium cyanide.
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|Marketable products, th. t||158.0||168.8||173.2||188.1||186.9|
History of the refinery
Since 2000 the Company has been reconstructing the existing operations at the enterprise. Also starting from 2008 LUKOIL has been implementing projects to launch and increase the production capacity of sodium cyanide and acrylonitrile products. As a result, the annual production capacity of these products increased to 30 th. t and 190 th. t, respectively, which makes Saratovorgsintez the leading producer of these products in Russia.
Commissioned in 1981, a LUKOIL Group company since 1998
Located in Budennovsk (Russia)
Process gas from the Caspian fields
Product mix include polyethylene, polypropylene, liquid pyrolysis fractions, propylene, benzene, heavy oil fuel and natural gas liquids
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|Marketable products, th. t||710.7||141.3||513.1||706.6||611.1|
History of the refinery
The refinery has one of the Russia's largest pyrolysis units that can use different kinds of hydrocarbon feedstock, including straight-run gasoline, propane-butane fraction, and BFLH. The enterprise was upgraded to increase the share of gas component in the processed feedstock allowing to monetize the Caspian APG with maximum efficiency.
Gas is supplied to the plant where it is separated into natural gas liquids and dry stripped gas. Natural gas liquids are supplied to a pyrolysis unit to be processed into petrochemical products, while dry gas goes to a power generating unit and to Gazprom's gas transportation system.
In 2017, retrofitting of polyethylene production facilities at Stavrolen was mostly completed.
REFINERIES WITH PETROCHEMICAL OPERATIONS
Сommissioned in 1964. Became a part of LUKOIL Group in 1999
Located in Burgas (Bulgaria)
Product mix includes polypropylene and propylene
|Marketable products, th. t||79.6||84.0||97.8||94.1||101.1|
Сommissioned in 1964 (northern refinery) and in 1975 (southern refinery)
LUKOIL acquired 49% share in the refinery in 2008, increased it to 60% in 2011, to 80% in 2012 and to 100% in 2013
Located in Sicily (Italy)
Product mix includes Cumene and Benzene
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|Marketable products, th. t||274.2||289.4||281.3||272.0|
* Including cumene production using own produced propylene as a feedstock.