2.3. Hydrocarbons Processing
A greater refining depth and a higher output of value-added products are a vital element of PJSC Gazprom’s production chain. Gazprom accounts for over 50% of all natural and associated petroleum gas processing in Russia.
Natural and associated petroleum gas processing by volume, 2016–2019, bcm
|PJSC Gazprom and its key subsidiaries||30.06||29.94||30.14||30.60|
|Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat||0.49||0.43||0.46||0.44|
|Gazprom Group, total||30.99||30.82||31.05||31.47|
In 2019, the Gazprom Group processed 31.47 bcm of natural and associated petroleum gas (tolling arrangements excluded), which is 1.3% more than in 2018.
For more details on the Gazprom Group’s key gas processing projects see pages 71–73 of the Gazprom in Figures 2015–2019 Factbook
Gas Processing Plans
It is planned that PJSC Gazprom and its key subsidiaries will process 30.49 bcm of natural and associated petroleum gas in 2020.
In the reporting year, the Gazprom Group processed 67.13 mmt of liquid hydrocarbons (oil, gas condensate, fuel oil), down 0.4% versus 2018, as a result of scheduled repairs at refineries.
Liquid hydrocarbons processing at the Gazprom Group, 2016–2019, mmt(1)
|PJSC Gazprom and its key subsidiaries (unstable gas condensate, oil)||17.55||17.47||17.75||18.82|
|Gazprom Neft (oil, stable gas condensate)||41.89||40.11||42.91||41.48|
|Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat (oil, stable gas condensate, fuel oil)||6.47||6.48||6.74||6.83|
|Gazprom Group, total||65.91||64.06||67.40||67.13|
In the reporting period, Gazprom Neft continued implementing the second stage of technological and environmental upgrades at its refineries, with the aim of enhancing oil refining depth, increasing the output of petroleum products and improving the environmental aspect of its production activities.
Gas processing plants and oil refineries use hydrogen in their industrial processes, for example, for the production of light petroleum products. The Gazprom Group produces over 350,000 tons of hydrogen per year, including 2,500 tons with the use of methane pyrolysis.