Rijeka Oil Refinery Begins Producing Fuel Once Again Following Pause

Lauren Simmonds

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May the 15th, 2023 – The Rijeka oil refinery has begun producing fuel once again following a five-month pause during which work on the modernisation and the renovation of existing facilities was carried out and completed as part of a wider project.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, as mentioned above, following a five-month-long stoppage during which work on the modernisation and renovation of the Rijeka oil refinery’s existing facilities was completed, fuel is now being produced again, as was said on Thursday on the premises of the Rijeka oil refinery in Urinje.

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Davor Filipovic and President of the INA Management Board Peter Ratatics were both present and taking a tour of the refinery, accompanied by INA management and other representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.

The works on the brownfield part of the investment of the Rijeka oil refinery upgrade project, i.e. the upgrade of the existing facilities, have now all been completed, the director of the Rijeka Oil Refinery Upgrade Project, Vedrana Janjic, said at the presentation of the completed works.

In this way, about 76 percent of the total works of the entire upgrade of the refinery, in which about 630 million euros were invested, have now finally been completed. Due to the work being carried out on existing facilities as part of the aforementioned Rijeka oil refinery upgrade project, processing was suspended from November 2022 until now.

The President of the Management Board of INA, Peter Ratatics, pointed out that the completion of the brownfield phase is one of the most important steps in the entire Rijeka oil refinery upgrade project, which sought to fully modernise it and see it it increase its fuel production capacity going forward.

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