Kazakhstan’s gasoline production up
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 21
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Kazakhstan increased production of gasoline (including aviation gasoline) by 36.2 percent in January 2017, as compared to the same period in 2016 to 302,400 tons, said the country’s Statistics Committee.
Meanwhile gasoline output in January 2017 is 4.1 percent less than in December 2016.
The gasoil (diesel fuel) output has increased by 59.3 percent and stood at 394,400 tons in Kazakhstan in January 2017. Diesel fuel production level in January remained unchanged from production in December 2016.
The production of kerosene, including the jet fuel, increased by 61 percent and totaled 19,800 tons in the country in January.
The production of furnace fuel oil has risen by 24.6 percent and totaled 290,500 tons in January 2017.
Currently, modernization work is underway in all three large refineries of Kazakhstan (Atyrau, Shymkent and Pavlodar). It will significantly improve the quality and the environmental friendliness of its products, increase its capacity and ensure the output of high-octane gasoline meeting the K5 standard (analogue of Euro 5 standard in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union). It is planned to complete the modernization of those refineries in 2018.
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