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Kazakhstan’s Atyrau Refinery Resumes Operations


Partial operations have resumed at Kazakhstan’s Atyrau refinery, with full capacity expected to return in the first ten days of November, according to Interfax citing the press department of the refinery’s principal owner KMG.

  • "Daily oil-refining capacity is currently 9,500 tonnes, with production of commercial products already underway at 1,200 tonnes of gasoline and 1,500 tonnes of diesel fuel each day," KMG said.
  • Scheduled maintenance began on Oct. 1, and was expected to last until the first week of November.
  • The Atyrau Oil Refinery is one of the three major oil refineries in Kazakhstan, the others being Pavlodar and Shymkent.
  • Atyrau has a processing capacity is 5.5m mtpa, and a refinery yield of up to 86.4%.

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