SALES OF OIL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Extracting oil and producing a wide range of petroleum products, PetroKazakhstan sells its products both in Kazakhstan and outside the republic. Kumkol oil is highly rated on the international market and corresponds in quality to the international Brent oil standard. With the commissioning of the «Kazakhstan-China pipeline» (KCP) «Atasu — Alashankou», since July 2006, PetroKazakhstan oil has been supplied to the PRC. Currently, CCP is the most cost-effective transportation route.
The company has access to the pipeline system of KazTransOil JSC, Eastern Branch, through which oil is transported to PKOP, Shymkent Oil Refinery, for processing. At the Shymkent refinery, the company refines about 2 million tons of oil per year and then sells refined products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, aviation kerosene, vacuum gas oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). About 4 million tons of oil products are shipped annually from the Shymkent Oil Refinery to both domestic and foreign markets. SUVG is supplied from the refinery and the Akshabulak field to the countries of Central Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, as well as to the domestic market.
The main priority for marketing oil products is the domestic market, namely the densely populated regions of the country, such as South Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, Almaty, Kyzylorda, Karaganda regions, the cities of Almaty and Astana, which is 70% of the total sales of oil products. The company owns 2,240 tank cars of its own and leased fleet.
Consumers of the company’s oil products in the domestic market are the owners of large and small filling stations (gas stations) and filling station networks, airports, fuel and energy, gas companies, factories, transport organizations, and farms. The main exports are vacuum gas oil for refineries and liquefied gas for both domestic purposes and petrochemicals. Vacuum gas oil is exported mainly to Eastern Europe, while liquefied gas is exported to the countries of Central Asia.