Demand for gasoline to double in Turkmenistan by 2030

Oil&Gas Materials 9 April 2019 11:02 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 9

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

Demand for RON-95 gasoline and diesel fuel will double by 2030 in Turkmenistan, Trend reports via "Neutral Turkmenistan" newspaper.

In this regard, a set of measures has been developed to further expand the capacity of oil refineries in Turkmenbashi and Seydi cities, to increase the depth of oil refining.

The construction of benzene recovery plants will fully provide the country with its own gasoline, compliant with Euro-5 standards, and start production of high-quality synthetic oils.

Along with this, the feasibility study for the construction of a benzene producing unit, which is necessary for the production of polystyrene and rubbers, is being conducted.

In the summer of 2019 Turkmenistan plans to commission the first plant for the production of synthetic gasoline from natural gas. This industrial giant in Owadan Depe, near Ashgabat, is being built by Japanese Kawasaki in consortium with Turkish Rönesans Holding.

The enterprise will annually produce 600,000 tons of RON-92 gasoline and 12,000 tons of diesel fuel.