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Kazakh oil refineries processed more than 7 million tons of oil in I half of year

Oil&Gas Materials 1 August 2012 21:07 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakh oil refineries processed 7.186 million tons of oil in the first half the year, increasing by 10.9 percent compared to the same period last year, the website of the Kazakh Prime Minister said, quoting the Ministry of Oil and Gas.
Kazakh oil refineries processed more than 7 million tons of oil in I half of year

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 31 /Trend E.Kosolapova/

Kazakh oil refineries processed 7.186 million tons of oil in the first half the year, increasing by 10.9 percent compared to the same period last year, the website of the Kazakh Prime Minister said, quoting the Ministry of Oil and Gas.

In particular, 1.484 million tons of gasoline, 2.095 million tons of diesel fuel, 1.773 million tons of fuel oil and 195,000 tones of jet fuel were produced.

To date, the country has three refineries: Atyrau, Pavlodar and Shymkent.

According to the ministry of oil and gas, oil producing companies in Kazakhstan produced 39.7 million tons of oil, including gas condensate for the first half of this year. The volume of oil exports, according to preliminary data, amounted to 33.96 million tons. At the same plan for 2012 is 71 million tons.

In addition, the Ministry of Oil and Gas examined more than 100 projects on the development, exploration of oil and gas fields, at the same time technological indicators are specified, including oil production from more than 30 fields.

Earlier projects aiming at increasing the depth of oil refining, processing, residual heavy oil into high-quality motor fuels was launched by the order of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

"Processing volumes of oil at Kazakh refineries will increase to 15 million tons with an increase in the depth of oil refining by 84-90 percent and bringing the quality of domestic petroleum products up to quality standards of the Euro in 2014 in accordance with the State program on industrialization," the ministry said.

The first project involves the creation of integrated refining complex in the Atyrau oil refinery; the second - bringing of gas-chemical complex in Atyrau to the design capacity, the third project involves the construction of a gas processing plant at Karachaganak.

Currently the construction site of the complex of oil refining at the Atyrau is being prepared. The main construction works will be launched in March 2013, and it will be commissioned in 2015.

As for gas and chemical complex in Atyrau, 78 percent of the basic technological systems and internal networks have been already designed, and the designing of 95 percent of the infrastructure is nearing completion in the frame of the first phase of the construction. A first phase of construction of the largest gas processing plant at Karachaganak is scheduled for 2014 - 2017 years.

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