Oil storage commissioned in western Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 10
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
An enterprise for receiving, storage and shipment of petroleum products was commissioned in the Serdar district of Turkmenistan's Balkan region, according to a message from Turkmen Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
It is expected that the raw materials will be supplied by railway from the country's largest refinery, located in the city of Turkmenbashi. Here the matter rests in the supply of gasoline, diesel fuel and lubricants, according to the message.
The enterprise was built by Turkmennebitonumleri (Turkmen oil products).
The report said that the construction of this enterprise in Serdar is crucial for development of industrial and agricultural sectors of the region. Backbone roads, railways and highways stretching along the Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi route run through this district.
"Increase in traffic flow resulted in a need to construct the enterprise in this etrap (district), which could in sufficient quantities meet demand for fuels and lubricants," the ministry said.
Turkmenistan annually produces about 10 million tons of oil, the greatest part of which is processed at local oil refineries.
Turkmenistan has two refineries in the cities of Turkmenbashi and Seydi. The refinery in Turkmenbashi is the largest enterprise in the country. A full-scale reconstruction has been conducted at the refinery since the 90s with participation of major companies from Germany, Iran, Israel, the U.S., Turkey, France and Japan.
Between January and November 2013 the growth rate of crude oil production in the country amounted to 101.7 percent, gasoline production - 102.2 percent, diesel fuel, kerosene, lubricants, coke - 100.2 percent, petroleum bitumen - 132 percent, liquefied gas - 101.7 percent and polypropylene - 103.4 percent, according to the Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ministry of Turkmenistan.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by C.N.