Kazakhstan should speed up modernization of its refineries
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 26 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The adoption of technical regulations of the Customs Union "On the requirements for automobile and aviation gasoline, diesel and marine fuels, jet fuel and heating oil" has toughened terms of upgrading Kazakhstan's oil refinery, director of petrochemicals and technical regulation department of Kazakh Ministry of Oil and Gas Sholpan Haydargalieva said on Wednesday, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
Three major refineries in Pavlodar, Atyrau and Shymkent will be modernized. After modernization three plants will process 17 million tons of oil, refining depth will increase up to 84-90 percent, the yield of light oil will reach 60 percent, and motor fuel manufactured in Kazakhstan will meet Euro-4 standard.
Technical regulations of the Customs Union on fuel requirements were adopted at the 32nd meeting on of the Customs Union, held in St. Petersburg on October 18, 2011.
Technical Regulation "On requirements for automobile and aviation gasoline, diesel and marine fuel, jet fuel and heating oil" establishes requirements for fuel in order to protect human life and health, property, environment and prevent consumers misleading about the its purpose, safety and energy efficiency.