Business expansion
Eesti; Kirde-Eesti;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
19.2 - Manufacture of refined petroleum products

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 December 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


VKG Oil, the thermal processor of oil shale, announced the launch of a new plant in Kohtla-Järve which will employ 100 people. The recruitment process started already in January 2009.

The new oil shale processing plant was launched in December 2009 and is planned to start operating at full capacity in 2010. Preparations for the new plant started in the company already in 2002, construction was initiatied in 2007. The plant was finalised in October 2009.

VKG Oil is the biggest oil shale chemical industry in Europe, the main field of activity of which is thermal processing of oil shale. Before the expansion, the company employed 560 persons. Fuel oils and coke are mainly marketed to foreign markets, bitumen to the local market. VKG Oil is the subsidiary of Viru Keemia Grupp which is the biggest oil shale processing company in Estonia.


  • 17 December 2009: Eesti Päevaleht
  • 21 December 2009: Aripaev


Eurofound (2009), VKG Oil, Business expansion in Estonia, factsheet number 70027, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70027.