A scientific-practical conference named Crucial Tasks in Oil-refining and Petrochemical Industry took place in Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas from November 21st to 23rd. There was also the final meeting on the Union Strategy of the technology of producing and of hydrocarbons and deep conversion of hydrocarbon resources.

The sessions discussed the priorities in the development of the petrochemical industry and the promising tasks of the innovative development of the fuel and energy complex; modern technologies of production and efficient use of hydrocarbons; questions on oil and gas chemistry; innovative approaches and technologies of hydrocarbon processing within the context of import self-sufficiency; digitalization of the production.