PetroKazakhstan Oil Products operates the Shymkent coking refinery, which is located in South Kazakhstan Oblast, Kazakhstan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated coking owned by China National Petroleum and National Company KazMunayGas. The refinery started operations in 1985 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 8.2. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 121
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 80
Coking (mbd): 12
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 40
Reformer (mbd): 20
Hydrotreater (mbd): 82
Isomerization (mbd): 12

The capacity of the Shymkent refinery is expected to increase to 180.8mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Shymkent refinery coking is expected to witness an estimated $19.28m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Shymkent coking refinery

The Shymkent refinery coking witnessed two incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion project at Shymkent coking refinery


About PetroKazakhstan Oil Products

PetroKazakhstan Oil Products LLP (PetroKazakhstan OP) a subsidiary of PetroKazakhstan Inc is an integrated energy company with operations covering the entire oil and gas industry value chain. It designs and constructs oil and gas field production facilities, pipeline, storage tank, refinery and chemical plant, and offshore engineering. PetroKazakhstan OP is headquartered in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.

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