Kazakhstan’s KazMunaiGas to increase diesel production
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 01
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend:
Kazakhstan’s national oil company KazMunaiGas plans to increase the level of diesel production from 800 to 3,700 tons per day.
“The Pavlodar petrochemical plant will increase the production of diesel fuel by almost five times since December this year,” Executive Vice President for transportation, refining and marketing of KazMunaiGas Daniyar Tiesov said, Kazakh media outlets reported.
He added that country now purchases fuel from Russia and the market price on diesel is currently above 200 tenge.
“It is unprofitable for us to import fuel from Russia so we decided to achieve the maximum output of diesel fuel at the Pavlodar Refinery soon.”
Presently, all the three oil refineries of the country – Pavlodar, Shymkent and Atyrau produce diesel. However the level of winter fuel production cannot meet the countrywide demand, and KazMunaiGas works on elimination of this problem.
Previously,General director of KazMunaiGaz Onimderi LLP Kuandyk Kulmurzin stated that the company plans to purchase 90,000 tons of Russian diesel fuel. He stressed that the fuel will be sent to northern, western and central regions of Kazakhstan, due to seasonal temperature drop in these regions.
(Exchange rate for 01.12.2017: $1 - 331 tenge)