Russian Vice-Premier Igor Sechin offers to build a new refinery in Russia with capacity of 12 million tons. The project cost is estimated at 8 billion dollars.
In Russia no such plants built since USSR times. Usually, major oil companies only modernized the old refinery. The State will participate in the construction of new refineries for processing of Russian oil and petroleum products supply the domestic market. As experts note, such a project would reduce the growth of prices for gasoline.
The volume of processed oil in 2007 (Russia)
|Oil company||The volume of processing, mln tonnes|
|Ufa Oil Refinery||19,2|
|Moscow Oil Refinery||10|