Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 2
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
After completion of the modernization process at all three major refineries operating on the territory of Kazakhstan, the domestic market will be provided with domestic fuels and lubricants up to 2023-2025, said the message of the service for public relations of the Kazakh KMG Processing and Marketing JSC.
Kazakhstan has three major oil refineries - Pavlodar, Shymkent and Atyrau. In addition, earlier it was decided to build a new fourth refinery in the country.
The message said that after the implementation of projects on modernization, the number of processing units at the Atyrau refinery will be increased from 10 to 20, at the Shymkent refinery - from 9 to 15, at the Pavlodar petrochemical plant - from 13 to 16.
In addition, the modernization will make it possible to increase the level of technological complexity of the refinery characterized by an index of Nelson. The average value of the index in Kazakhstan will increase from 5.4 to 9.5 points. This will make it possible to increase the production of high-octane motor gasoline by 71.5 percent compared with the level in 2014. At the same time, diesel fuel will be produced in the volume of 4,891 tons per year, which is 16.5 percent more than in 2014 and production of aviation fuel will increase more than twice.
Initially it was planned to complete the modernization of the refinery in 2016, but, as it was previously reported, the KMG Processing and Marketing company doesn't exclude the fact that the work may be delayed.
During the period of modernization and reconstruction, all Kazakh oil refineries continue to operate as usual.
In 2014, Kazakhstan oil refineries produced 3.020 million tons of motor fuel (gasoline, including aviation gasoline), which is 10 percent more than last year.
Edited by CN
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