Pavlodar refinery suspended for overhaul

25 июня 2013, 19:15
Pavlodar oil chemical plant. file photo
Pavlodar oil chemical plant. file photo
Pavlodar Oil Chemical Plant has been suspended for an overhaul, KazTAG reports.

“The overhaul will last for one month, until July 25. 5.6 billion tenge ($37.3 million) have been allocated for the overhaul,” Director General of Pavlodar Oil Chemical Plant Shukhrat Danbai said.

Earlier English reported that the plant was forced to suspend its catalytic cracking unit from April to August because of excessive stocking up of the refinery with its own goods in the amount of 110 thousand tons. The plant also lowered its oil processing target from 5.2 to 4.8 million tons in 2013.

Pavlodar oil chemical plant is Kazakhstan’s biggest plant for oil processing, production and sales of oil products. The plant produces petrol, diesel and jet fuel, residual oils, gases, oil bitumen, petroleum coke and sulfur. The plant’s capacity is 7.5 million tons of oil per year. The depth of oil processing reaches 85 percent.

The plant’s shareholders include Refinery Company RT (a branch of KazMunaiGas-Processing&Marketing) with 58 percent and Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund with 42 percent.

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