Atyrau Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: KazMunaiGas
  • Website:
  • Location: Atyrau, Western Kazakhstan
  • Capacity: 5.0 million tons/annum & 104,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth: 56%

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric distillation units
  • Vacuum distillation units
  • Naphtha desulfurization units
  • Catalytic reforming
  • Delayed coker

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • motor gasoline, diesel, vacuum gasoil, jet fuel, different sorts of petroleum coke, LPG and fuel oil

Ongoing Projects

  • For details see Atyrau Refinery Upgrade Project
  • There are three projects at the refinery
    • Reconstruction of vacuum unit ELOU-ABT and a delayed Coker unit
    • Construction of Aromatics production plant
    • Oil deep conversion complex

Other Information

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  • 1945 - The Soviets built the Atyrau refinery with a capacity 800,000 tones per year
  • 2005 - Modernisation by JGC Completed
  • 2007 - Completion of Gasoline Hydrotreating Unit, Diesel Fuel Hydrotreating Unit and Diesel Fuel Dewaxing Unit, Isomerization Unit, Sulphur Recovery Unit, Hydrogen Generating Unit
  • 2015 - First paraxylene produced

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Refining Sector in Kazakhstan
  3. Kazakhs Seek Sinopec, Marubeni Cash for Atyrau Refinery Upgrade
  4. EPC Contract Signed for Atyrau Oil Refinery Modernization Project, Kazakhstan
  5. Orghim Refinery References
  6. JGC Refinery References
  7. Rominserv, a contract with a value exceeding USD 27 million USD for modernizing Atyrau Kazakhstan refinery
  8. First paraxylene produced at Atyrau Refinery

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