Kazakhstan’s Shymkent oil refinery significantly increases processing volume

Oil&Gas Materials 3 February 2020 18:08 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan’s Shymkent oil refinery significantly increases processing volume

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 3

By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:

Kazakhstan’s Shymkent oil refinery has increased crude oil processing by 15 percent in 2019 compared to 2018, Trend reports with reference to RUPEC Information and Analytical Center.

The volume of liquefied petroleum gas production increased by 81,000 tons in 2019 compared to 2018 amounting to 3.2 million tons of liquefied gas, which is a record-breaking volume.

Liquefied gas volume increase is related to the launch of new Gas Processing Company (GPC) venture for associated gas processing. The GPC was planning to reach capacity of 3,000 tons of product a year on 2H2019.

According to the information, Kazakhstan’s Shymkent refinery has significantly increased its own loading by 126,600 tons to 295,200 tons. The refinery processed 5.4 million tons of oil in 2019 which is 15 percent more than in 2018.

“This year, the increase in liquefied gas production is expected due to launch of Nostrum Oil&Gas venture in 2019. The company is developing the Chinarevskoye field in West Kazakhstan,” the report said.

According to Kazakhstan's Ministry of Energy, 17 million tons of oil were processed at Kazakh refineries in 2019. Thus, 5.2 million tons account for Pavlodar refinery, 5.4 million tons for PetroKazakhstan Oil Products LLP, 5.4 million tons for Atyrau refinery, 885,900 tons for CASPI BITUM, and 151,000 tons for Condensate group of companies.


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