Kazakhstan’s oil refineries to increase production of diesel, gasoline
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 12
By Ali Mustafayev - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s three non-processing plants, two of which have undergone the modernization process (Pavlodar and Atyrau), operate at full production capacity, a source in the Kazakh National Company KazMunayGas told Trend.
"On December 15 the Pavlodar petrochemical plant launched a unit for the production of hydrogen. Since December 21, the plant has entered into full production capacity of all types of petroleum products. The production of diesel fuel at the plant will increase to 5,000 tons per day, gasoline - from 3,600 to 4,600 tons per day," the source said.
It was also stressed that the Atyrau and Shymkent oil refineries also operate at full capacity.
"On December 15, 2017, within the completion of the third stage of modernization, the Atyrau Oil Refinery started the pilot operations at the DRC (Deep oil refining complex). After commissioning of the DRC, the capacity of the plant will increase from 5 to 5.5 million tons of oil per year, the production of gasoline will increase to 1.7 million tons per year, as well as diesel fuel to 1.4 million tons and aviation fuel to 244,000 tons," said the source.
Atyrau plant is also expected to switch to the production of K4 and K5 fuels (finished fuels that meet Euro 4 and 5-equivalent specifications) and increase the depth of oil refining up to 84 percent.
The modernization the Shymkent refinery is planned to be completed in the second half of 2018.
"Upon completion of refinery modernization projects, the production of gasoline at all plants will be increased by 2.3 million tons, diesel fuel by 1.1 million tons and aviation kerosene by 539,000 tons," said the source.