Low-Tonnage Production of Motor Fuels at Remote Fields
Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils
, E-ISSN: 1573-8310
Tseosit Scientific-Engineering Center, United Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
A reliable supply of motor fuels for automotive transport is one of the most important factors in normal functioning of the economy of any country. Crude oil and gas condensate are the traditional primary feedstock for manufacture of motor fuels — automotive gasolines and diesel fuels. In Russia, despite the large production volumes and enormous reserves of this hydrocarbon feedstock, the problem of reliably supplying different regions of the country with motor fuels, especially the Extreme North, Siberia, and Kamchatka, is pressing. Consumers of motor fuels are frequently separated from manufacturers by thousands of kilometers.