EFFECTIVE REFINING

More fuel from each oil barrel

Natural resources can give us much more than we think. At LOTOS Group we know how to make use of them, and that is why we are developing EFRA − the Effective Refining Project, designed to maximise the volumes and quality of products obtained from each oil barrel. In our efforts, we are driven by the care for the natural environment and the benefits which will be brought by the investment.

Effective refining pays off to everybody.

The EFRA Project delivers a high rate of return and is resilient to oil price movements. It will enable us to eliminate from our refining process the heavy residue, in particular heavy fuel oil, which generates negative margins (its prices are lower than the prices of crude). With the new installations, Grupa LOTOS’ refinery will produce an additional 900 thousand tonnes of high quality fuels and 300 thousand tonnes of petrochemical coke, without increasing crude input volumes. This will enhance our competitiveness in the difficult refining market in Europe.

- Grzegorz Błędowski, Head of Grupa LOTOS's EFRA Project

What is EFRA?

Implementation of the EFRA Project means a higher yield of valuable products from each oil barrel processed by our refinery in Gdańsk. Heavy residues from the refining process will be used more effectively. Thanks to EFRA facilities and modern technologies, LOTOS will join the technological elite of world’s refineries.
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