Gas condensate, like oil, is a mixture of high-boiling hydrocarbons of different molecular composition in the liquid state, but does not contain asphaltenes and resins. It is formed as an associated product due to temperature decrease and pressure during vertical drilling. Also is can be extracted from independent gas condensate fields.
The Crimean gas fields mainly produce gas condensate called ChernomorNefteGaz (Crimean). Two gas-condensate fields on the Crimean Peninsula are operated by the State Unitary Enterprise RK Chernomorneftegazt, producing about 5-6 thousand tons of condensate every month. The products are transported to the continent and to other regions by rail from the stations Evpatoria-Commodity and Aivazovsky.
Gas Condensate Crimean is produced according to TU 38.401-58-424-2015 and is a high quality product. It is a light gas condensate consisting more than 95% of high-octane gasolines. . This low-sulfur and low-waxy product is used in the production of motor gasolines and light petroleum products
The main properties of the GC Crymsky according to the quality certificate:
- Sulphur content —0.017% (according to GOST 19121)
- Color – colorless (clear liquid).
- Density at 20°С – 733-0.737 kg/cu. m.
- Absence of water, ash and mechanical impurities.
- The share of chloride salts is 3.44 mg / dm3.
- Saturated vapor pressure is 65.1 kPa.
Large-scale production of gas condensate in Crimea began when the Glebovskoye gas condensate field was discovered in 1959. Later, for the field a gas pipeline of more than 100 km was built. This is how the history of the gas industry of the Crimea began.
Today the Glebovskoye field is depleted and converted into an underground gas storage facility. It is used in case of disruptions in gas supply in the region and critical situations related to seasonal gas consumption.
Quite recently only gasoline of low quality was produced from the Crimean gas condensate. But today the Crimean gas condensate is a valuable raw material for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, petrochemical production, and it is often sold to large companies through auctions. The price for the Crimean gas condensate is formed on the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange.