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October 4, 2021

Shymkent Refinery, Kazakhstan

By Carmen

PetroKazakhstan Oil Products operates the Shymkent refinery, which is located in South Kazakhstan Oblast, Kazakhstan. It is a non integrated refinery owned by China National Petroleum, and National Company KazMunayGas. The refinery, which started operations in 1985, has an NCI of 8.2.



Key processes of the refinery

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



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The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 120.5mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Shymkent refinery

The Shymkent refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.



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.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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