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Syzran Refinery Wins “Leader of Environmental Protection in Russia – 2020” Contest

10 February 2021

The Syzran Oil Refinery, an enterprise of Rosneft Oil Company’s refining complex, has been given the most significant award of the 16th Russian Contest “Leader of Environmental Protection in Russia – 2020” in the Best Environmental Policy in Refining nomination.

The victory in the prestigious contest confirms the effectiveness of environment-oriented activities of the enterprise and demonstrates public recognition of its achievements in creating safe production conditions.

Preservation of the environment for future generations is an integral part of the corporate culture and business operations of Rosneft. The Company aims to achieve leadership positions in ensuring the eco-friendliness of its production and minimising the environmental impact. The Syzran Refinery is implementing a set of measures to reduce the technogenic impact on the environment.

The enterprise is upgrading its production processes by introducing low-waste and resource-saving technologies and developing environment-oriented facilities, including those that minimise water intake from natural sources and maximise the use of recycled water.

The refinery has been replenishing the river bioresources for more than a decade. In 2020, about 108,000 fry of red-listed sterlet were released into the waters of the Volga River.

The enterprise also performs environmental monitoring. Air tests are carried out both under the conditions of an accredited environmental laboratory and by means of automated fixed stations. A mobile laboratory works for the operational control at the Syzran Refinery. Its equipment allows performing the scheduled air samples collection and, if needed, registering the atmospheric conditions wheresoever in the city with high accuracy. In 2020, the Syzran Refinery ecological laboratory received international accreditation for the ISO/IEC 17025-2019 standard.

Among the projects implemented to improve pipeline reliability is a system for monitoring the tightness of pipelines. The technology ensures that the location of a potential leak is detected with a high degree of accuracy and a signal is given to stop moving petroleum products.

Employees of the Syzran Refinery take an active part in implementing environmental projects. They participate in campaigns to clean the banks of rivers and springs of household rubbish on a regular basis. In addition, the refinery collects municipal solid waste, such as used paper, plastic and waste batteries, and is introducing elements of the green office system. Employees of the Syzran Refinery carry out green festivals and environment-related creative contests, thus engaging Syzran citizens.

Note for Editors:

The national contest “Leader of Environmental Protection in Russia – 2020” is held annually under the auspices of the relevant committees of the Federation Council and the State Duma of the Russian Federation to recognise Russian enterprises and organisations for their proactive environmental protection and rational use of natural resources that contribute to the sustainable development of the Russian economy, improve public health and ensure environmental safety of the country.

Syzran Refinery JSC is an enterprise of Rosneft Oil Company’s Samara group of refineries. The product range comprises over 20 items, including Euro-5 motor fuels.

In 2020, the Syzran Refinery started producing RMLS 40, marine fuel with improved environmental characteristics. It contains no more than 0.5% of sulphur, which is fully compliant with the requirements of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).

Information Division
February 10, 2021

Keywords: Environmental News 2021