Turkmenistan increases export of road bitumen

Turkmenistan Materials 4 January 2020 09:42 (UTC +04:00)

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Jan. 4

By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:

Turkmen Yolashan Individual Enterprise became the first private company in the country, which started transportation of road bitumen to international destinations by truck, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen media.

In particular, the company carries out the transportation of road bitumen produced by the Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries (TCOR) located in the west of Turkmenistan. This product is widely used in large road construction projects.

Turkmenistan annually produces about 10 million tons of oil supplied by Turkmenneft State Concern and companies from the UK, Malaysia and the UAE operating on the basis of production sharing agreements (PSAs). The raw materials are mainly processed by a refinery in Turkmenbashi city in the west of the country.

Earlier, it was reported that from January through April 2019, 579,500 tons of oil products were exported from local oil refineries in the Turkmenbashi and Sadi cities.

Over the reported period, the specific share of exports at the country's largest enterprise - the refinery in Turkmenbashi - amounted to 40.7 percent of the total shipment of petroleum products. Among the fast-liquid export items are RON-95 gasoline, aviation kerosene, heating oil and road bitumen.