Processing

Strategy

Gazprom's prospects as a leader of the global energy industry are closely related to the advancement of hydrocarbon processing methods. The Company's goal is to expand its processing capabilities and high-value-added production.

Processing facilities

The Gazprom Group's processing business is represented by Gazprom's gas and gas condensate processing plants, as well as Gazprom Neft's oil refining facilities. The Group also includes Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat, one of the largest oil refining and petrochemical complexes in Russia. Gazprom continuously upgrades the existing processing facilities and creates new ones. The Amur Gas Processing Plant is currently under construction in the Russian Far East (the first production train was put in operation in June 2021). In the Leningrad Region, construction of the Complex for processing ethane-containing gas and LNG production is underway in Ust-Luga. These facilities will join the ranks of the largest facilities in the world. The Amur GPP will be the number one global producer of helium, while the complex in Ust-Luga will have the biggest output of liquefied natural gas in Northwestern Europe.

Main assets and projects of Gazprom Group and joint ventures for hydrocarbon feedstock processing, gas and petrochemistry as of December 31, 2020
Main assets and projects of Gazprom Group and joint ventures for hydrocarbon feedstock processing, gas and petrochemistry as of December 31, 2020

Main assets and projects of Gazprom Group and joint ventures for hydrocarbon feedstock processing, gas and petrochemistry as of December 31, 2020

Gas processing

As of December 31, 2020, the Gazprom Group's major gas processing and gas chemical facilities include:

  • Astrakhan Gas Processing Plant (GPP);
  • Orenburg GPP;
  • Sosnogorsk GPP;
  • Yuzhno-Priobsky GPP (the Gazprom Group has access to 50 per cent of its capacity);
  • Orenburg Helium Plant;
  • Tomsk Methanol Plant;
  • Monomer Plant of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat;
  • Gas Chemical Plant of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat;
  • Mineral Fertilizers Plant of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat.

In 2020, the Gazprom Group processed 30.6 billion cubic meters of natural and associated gas, tolling arrangements excluded.

Natural and associated gas processing in 2016–2020. billion cubic meters (tolling arrangements excluded)
  Year ended December 31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Natural and associated gas processing, billion cubic meters  
Gazprom and its core subsidiaries 30.06 29.94 30.14 30.60 29.76
Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat 0.49 0.43 0.47 0.44 0.45
Gazprom Neft 0.44 0.45 0.45 0.43 0.40
Total 30.99 30.82 31.06 31.47 30.61
Facilities of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat
Facilities of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat

Facilities of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat

Oil refining and gas condensate processing

As of December 31, 2020, the Gazprom Group's major facilities for liquid hydrocarbon (oil, gas condensate, fuel oil) processing include:

  • Chernomyrdin Surgut Condensate Stabilization Plant;
  • Urengoy Condensate Treatment Plant;
  • Astrakhan GPP;
  • Orenburg GPP;
  • Sosnogorsk GPP;
  • Refinery of Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat;
  • Moscow Refinery of the Gazprom Neft Group;
  • Omsk Refinery of the Gazprom Neft Group;
  • Yaroslavnefteorgsintez (the Gazprom Group has access to 50 per cent of its capacity via Slavneft);
  • Mozyr Refinery, Republic of Belarus (up to 50 per cent of oil delivered to the Refinery; access provided to the Gazprom Group via Slavneft);
  • Refineries of the Gazprom Neft Group in Pancevo and Novi Sad, Serbia.

The Omsk Refinery is the Gazprom Group's main oil refining company. It is one of Russia's most advanced and the world's largest refineries.

In 2020, the Gazprom Group processed 53.7 million tons of liquid hydrocarbons.

Oil and gas condensate processing, million tons
  Year ended December 31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Oil and stable gas condensate processing, million tons  
Gazprom and its core subsidiaries 6.58 6.49 6.21 6.65 6.64
Gazprom Neft 41.89 40.11 42.91 41.48 40.39
incl. abroad 3.23 3.42 3.56 3.14 3.32
Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat 6.47 6.48 6.74 6.83 6.66
Total 54.94 53.08 55.86 54.96 53.69

Refinery in Pancevo, Serbia
Refinery in Pancevo, Serbia

Refinery in Pancevo, Serbia

Derived products

Main types of oil and gas derivatives produced by Gazprom Group (tolling arrangements excluded)
  Year ended December 31
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Stable gas condensate and oil, thousand tons 8 216.4 8 688.7 8 234.3 8 362.0 9 977.6
Dry gas, billion cubic meters 24.0 23.6 23.6 23.9 23.9
LPG, thousand tons 3 525.4 3 522.5 3 614.3 3 663.8 3 567.6
incl. abroad 115.0 103.0 97.0 77.8 95.9
Motor gasoline, thousand tons 12 270.0 11 675.6 12 044.9 11 703.1 11 823.2
incl. abroad 516.0 469.0 515.7 445.2 451.4
Diesel fuel, thousand tons 14 971.4 14 322.1 15 662.5 15 514.6 16 262.6
incl. abroad 1 363.0 1 299.0 1 571.2 1 432.7 1 593.3
Jet fuel, thousand tons 3 213.2 3 148.8 3 553.3 3 433.8 2 758.3
incl. abroad 122.0 155.0 190.4 154.4 88.0
Heating oil, thousand tons 7 787.2 6 585.9 6 880.6 7 167.8 5 386.1
incl. abroad 334.0 318.0 253.7 186.4 169.8
Marine fuel, thousand tons 3 177.2 3 367.3 2 952.0 2 795.3 2 519.0
Bitumen, thousand tons 2 112.0 2 662.1 3 122.3 2 959.0 3 254.2
incl. abroad 335.0 553.3 600.3 572.3 631.4
Lubricants, thousand tons 421.0 480.0 487.2 539.3 433.5
Sulfur, thousand tons 4 905.6 5 013.6 5 179.7 5 377.8 5 021.6
incl. abroad 22.0 24.0 23.0 13.8 24.4
Helium, thousand cubic meters 5 054.1 5 102.2 5 088.9 4 731.5 4 470.7
NGL, thousand tons 1 807.0 1 294.8 1 465.5 1 383.8 1 353.1
Ethane fraction, thousand tons 377.9 363.0 347.3 337.3 337.4
Monomers, thousand tons 294.0 264.9 335.8 293.3 320.2
Polymers, thousand tons 179.1 154.3 185.6 171.6 191.4
Organic chemicals, thousand tons 89.6 44.7 71.3 49.7 48.8
Mineral fertilizers and raw materials, thousand tons 953.0 985.5 836.4 799.7 800.6
Bitumen loading at Moscow Refinery
Bitumen loading at Moscow Refinery

Bitumen loading at Moscow Refinery