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October 27, 2021updated 27 Jul 2022 2:38pm

Nizhny Refinery, Russia

By Carmen

Lukoil Oil operates the Nizhny refinery, which is located in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Lukoil Oil and others. The refinery, which started operations in 1958, has an NCI of 7.3.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 342
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 178
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 80
Reformer (mbd): 47
Hydrotreater (mbd): 224
Alkylation (mbd): 17
Isomerization (mbd): 16

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 341.5mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Nizhny refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $477.73m.

Maintenance activities at Nizhny refinery

The Nizhny refinery witnessed nine incidents during the period 2015-2020.

Upcoming expansion projects at Nizhny refinery

Delayed Coking Unit, Distillate Hydrotreater, Hydrogen Unit, Sulfur Recovery Unit

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Nizhny refinery include the following.

Main EPC: Maire Tecnimont, McDermott International.

EPC: China National Chemical Engineering, Velesstroy.

About Lukoil Oil

Lukoil Oil Co (Lukoil) is an oil and gas company, which carries out exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Lukoil has interest in properties across Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, the Middle East, South America, Northern and Western Africa and South-East Asia. The company also carries out refining and transport operations, marketing and trading of crude oil, natural gas and refined products. It operates a network of refineries in Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Italy. The company also has interest in the Zeeland refinery in the Netherlands. Lukoil also plays a major role in petrochemical sector through plants in Russia, Bulgaria and Italy. Lukoil also undertakes power generation through companies in Bulgaria, Russia and Romania. The company markets its products through direct retail and export operations. Lukoil is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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