Kazakhstan Motoring Towards to Fuel Self-Sufficiency

Motor fuel

Speaking at a government meeting on May 28, Kazakhstan Energy Minister Almasadam Satkaliev announced a significant rise in the country’s supplies of fuel, raising the potential for its future export.

During the first quarter of the year, oil refined in Kazakhstan amounted to 5.9 million tons; an increase of 5.4% compared to spring 2023. Production of fuel amounted to 4.28 million tons.

To date, reserves of diesel fuel at refineries and oil depots have increased to 612 thousand tons, 38 days’ worth; AI-92 gasoline, to 352 thousand tons, 30 days’ worth, and AI-95 gasoline, to 86 thousand tons, 30 days’ worth.

The depth of oil refining and consequently, the production of light oil products (gasoline) has increased from 85% to 87%.

Kazakhstan plans to increase the production of motor fuel by expanding production at the Shymkent oil refinery from 6 to 12 million tons by 2030, at the Atyrau Oil Refinery from 5.5 to 6.7 million tons by 2027, and at the Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant from 5.5 to 8 million tons by 2030.

According to the minister, the implementation of the above will not only satisfy the domestic market’s growing demands for fuel but also, allow its export to neighbouring countries.

 

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