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Ryazan Oil Refining Company sets up Ecological Research Center

16 December 2014

Ryazan Oil Refining Company, a subsidiary of Rosneft, commissioned a new Ecological Research Center. A new two-storey building was constructed specially for the Center, which allows to allocate 5 laboratories, equipped with modern, advanced equipment in amount of about 160 units.

The Сenter's laboratories allow conducting the surveys of air and aquatic environment, as well as soil and biological sludge. Ecological laboratory of the Center has the unique methods of performing sanitary- biological and parasitological examination of sewage waters, allowing scientists to determine toxic level of the waters and carry out the sludge's hydrobiological analysis.

At the design stage of the Ecological laboratory building, the best practices of European refinery’s construction were taken into account. The certified laboratory of Ryazan Oil Refining Company is one of the few labs in Ryazan region, that allows to perform high efficiency and responsiveness research by atomic absorption spectrometry, high- performance liquid chromatography, ultraviolet and infrared spectrophotometry, titration and gas analysis studies using equipment by the best manufacturers.

In addition to stationary research, mobile ecological posts of the laboratory, control environmental status in any part of the refinery's territory, as well as on the border of sanitary protection zone and nearby residential areas.

Ecological Research Center is a new essential step, made by Ryazan Oil Refining Company in order to reduce environmental impact by collecting and analyzing data on environmental status, as well as improvement of the industrial process. The Center’s equipment enables specialists to increase control over ecological performance of production and conduct research for the development of new solutions in order to create new efficient strategies of the refinery's improvement.

The Center's activities will allow not only to improve the refinery's operation management but to raise Ryazan state institution's and population's awareness, thus helping to save the ecological situation.

Notes for Editors:

Ryazan Oil Refining Company is the largest refinery of Rosneft with the processing capacity of 17 million tons of oil per year.

Ryazan Oil Refining Company produces a wide range of high quality oil products: motor gasoline, diesel fuel, including Euro-5, jet fuel, boiler fuel, road and construction bitumen, etc.

Ryazan Oil Refining Company is one of the leaders in the oil refining industry of Russia. High standards of the company are confirmed by continuous improvement of its activities in view of the requirements of international ISO standards.

Rosneft Information Division,
December 16, 2014