Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant increases processing volume
Kazakhstan, Astana, Feb. 10 / Trend A.Maratov /
The Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant (PPP) has increased its processing volume by 16.4 percent, CEO Shukhrat Danbay said.
"Last year, the plant processed 4.8 million tons of crude oil, which is 676,000 tons, or 16.4 percent more than in 2009 (4.1 million tons)," Danbay said at the meeting of the KMG - Recycling and Marketing.
He said the growth was achieved due to the stable oil supplies to the plant under contracts with major Russian oil companies.
"Accordingly, the production volume increased in 2010 compared to 2009. The plant entirely moved petroleum product production to Euro-2 standards," he said.
The production of the high-octane gasoline increased by 105,000 tons or 12 percent to 992,000 tons (887,000 tons in 2009).
Thus, the share of high-octane gasoline production in total automotive fuel production was 67 percent in 2008, 72 percent - 2009 and 77 percent - 2010. This result is evidence of the competitiveness of these products. In the future, production will focus only on the production of high quality motor fuels.
In 2010, the PPP produced 1.46 million tons of diesel fuel, which is 126,000 tons, or nine percent more than in 2009.
The PPP fully implemented a program to provide Kazakh airports with jet fuel. According to the Oil and Gas Ministry, the plant has fully secured a jet fuel supply for the Emergency Situations Ministry as a material reserve. The production of jet fuel has also doubled.
The design capacity of the PPP is 7.5 million tons per year. Since August 2009, the plant has been a member of the KMG National Company, which was a major factor in its growth.