BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 27. Kazakh refineries produced 9.7 million tons of oil products, Trend reports citing Kazakhstan's KazMunayGas National Company, which operates these refineries.
For the nine months of 2022, the total volume of hydrocarbon processing increased by 5.8 percent compared to the same period in 2021 and amounted to 14.8 million tons:
- At Kazakh refineries, the volume of hydrocarbon processing increased by 2.7 percent and amounted to 10.8 million tons. The increase in refining volumes was due to the stable operation of Shymkent refinery this year and the reduced refining volumes last year due to the shutdown of production for a scheduled overhaul;
- The volume of refining at the KMG International refineries (Petromidia, Vega) in Romania increased by 15 percent and amounted to 4.08 million tons. The increase in refining volumes was due to the shutdown of the Petromidia plant for repairs in July-August 2021 after the incident with the diesel hydrotreaters.
For the nine months of 2022 the volume of production of oil products at Kazakh and Romanian refineries increased by 6.1 percent and amounted to 13.7 million tons:
- Kazakh refineries produced 9.7 million tons of oil products, which is higher by 2.4 percent year-on-year, mainly due to Shymkent refinery volumes. At the same time, the production of oil products at the Pavlodar refinery was lower by 7.2 percent in the current year due to a corresponding decrease in refining volumes;
- Refineries of KMG International (Petromidia, Vega) produced 4 million tons of oil products, which is 16.5 percent higher than in the nine months of 2021 due to a corresponding increase in refining volumes at the Petromidia refinery in Romania.