Kazakhstan doesn’t intend to increase import of fuels and lubricants
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 15 /Trend E.Kosolapova/
Kazakhstan is not planning to increase import of fuels and lubricants due to shutdown of two refineries for overhaul, the commercial director of 'KazMunaiGas - Processing and Marketing' Kazakh national oil and gas company Azamat Akishev told Trend on Monday.
Kazakh Shimkent refinery was shutdown for planned overhaul on October 8 till November 5. At the same time, due to emergency situation at Atirau refinery on October 6, the plant was also closed for overhaul. Gasoline production in Kazakhstan is currently carrired out only at Pavlodar oil refinery. In addition, Kazakhstan imports fuels and lubricants from Russia.
According to Akishev, there is no fuel and lubricant deficit in the country, due to sufficient reserves of oil products at tank farms. Kazakhstan can compensate the contemporary fuels and lubricants production through supply of Russian oil products.
"Some 800 thousand tons of all varieties of oil products have been supplied from Russia till early September. They are ahead of forecasted delivery schedule. This is why, there is no deficit," Akishev said.