Shymkent Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Petrokazakhstan (CNPC) / KazMunaiGaz each have 50% stakes
  • Website:
  • Location: Shymkent, Southern Kazakhstan
  • Capacity: 5.25 million tons/annum & 105,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation Unit
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • Catalytic reforming
  • Coker

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • The refinery produces various grades of petrol (A-80, A-85, A-92 and A-96), diesel, aviation kerosene, liquid gas, vacuum gas oil and fuel oil.
  • Its products meet the Euro III and IV standards

Ongoing Projects

  • The company initiated the Shymkent Refinery Modernization Project aimed at achieving higher product quality standards.
  • The project is included in the 2008-2015 RK Oil Industry Upgrade Program with a proposed budget of over 3 billion US dollars including 670 million US dollars allocated for PKOP refinery.
  • The goals of the Project are as follows:
    • Increase the capacity of the refinery to 6 million tons;
    • Increase the yield of light oil products from 61% to 89%
    • Improve the quality of products to meet EURO-3 standard requirements;
    • Expand the product slate by producing petrochemicals such as polypropylene, benzene and elemental sulfur;
    • Reduce the output of effluent discharge;
  • As part of the modernization project it is planned to build a catalytic cracker, gasoline hydrotreater, isomerization and absorption/gas fractionation units.

Other Information

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  • 1985 - Refinery Commissioned
  • 2000 - Purchased by Petrokazakhstan

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Refining Modernization, CNPC
  3. Refining Sector in Kazakhstan
  4. Shymkent refinery will move to the production of gasoline that meets Euro 4 and 5 in 2017

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