Kazakh crude oil to be used for new refinery in Tajikistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 27
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Kazakh crude oil will be used for the new oil refinery in Tajikistan, as a large refinery is to be built in Dangara free economic zone in the country.
The joint Tajik-Chinese facility will primarily produce diesel fuel, as well as low-octane gasoline and bitumen at the initial stage, Asia-Plus reported.
Deputy head of the Dangara free economic zone Safarali Tayfurov said that currently, the last testing work is underway at the refinery.
“Previously, it was planned to import crude oil for the refinery from Iran. However, later we had to cancel this plan due to the increasing tension of relations between Iran and the West. Chinese investors have acquired two oil fields in Kazakhstan, wherefrom crude oil will be delivered to the refinery,” said Tayfurov.
He noted that the refinery’s products are planned to be exported to Afghanistan.
The refinery’s capacity will be increased to 1.2 million tons of oil per year in the future, according to the deputy head of the Dangara free economic zone.
“At the next stage, the refinery will produce Euro 4 and Euro 5 gasoline, as well as liquefied gas, diesel fuel, paraffin and construction bitumen. Part of the products will be sold. For this purpose, the company plans to build its own gas stations throughout the country," said Tayfurov.
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