Kazakhstan postpones transition to production of oil products of K3 environmental class
Astana, Kazakhstan, July 8
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan postponed transition to the production of oil products in accordance with the requirements of K3 environmental class for two years, the press-service of the Technical Regulation and Metrology Committee of Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan reported.
The decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission for amending technical regulations establishing the requirements for use of automobile and aviation gasoline, diesel and marine fuel, jet fuel and heating oil which put into circulation in the customs territory of the Customs Union shall come into force July 10, 2014.
Changes in the technical regulations of the Customs Union provide the extension of time for lifting a prohibition on production and use of gasoline and diesel fuel of K2 environmental class in Kazakhstan from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2016.
Furthermore, the formulation of the "fuel oil" term has also been defined and characteristics of fuel oil and jet fuel were added and changed.
"In particular, the norms were defined separately for bunker fuel and separately for heating oil, the characteristics of " flash point in closed crucible" and " yield of cuts boiled to 350 ⁰ C," added, the report said.
As to jet fuel: characteristics of RT fuel have been updated, the norms were excluded for fuel of aircraft flying at supersonic speeds, a number of other characteristics have been changed.
The main constraining factor for Kazakhstan in the transition to production of oil products, in accordance with the requirements of environmental class K3 from January 1, 2014 is the technical unpreparedness of refineries, the modernization of which will be completed in 2015.
Edited by CN