Russia's TANEKO Oil Refinery Starts Units To Improve Gasoline Quality


KAZAN, Russia Jan 25 (Reuters) - Russian mid-sized oil producer Tatneft started up naphtha hydrotreater and isomerisation units on Thursday at its TANEKO oil refinery to improve the quality of gasoline it produces, the Kremlin said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was visiting Tatarstan Republic in the Volga region, which is home to TANEKO, Russia's first post-Soviet large refinery.

TANEKO, which is expected to produce 1 million tonnes of gasoline this year, also seeks to double diesel output to 3 million tonnes this year.

Tatneft plans invest about 200 billion roubles ($3.6 billion) in TANEKO's upgrade in 2017-2025 and is considering plans to build a third production line at the refinery in future.

($1 = 55.7463 roubles)

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Edmund Blair)


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