As part of a working visit to Shymkent city, the RK Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov visited an oil refinery PetroKazakhstan Oil Products LLP producing various types of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, liquefied gas, fuel oil and other oil products for the domestic market. The President of the company Mr. Ye.O.Kozhabayev acquainted the Prime Minister with the production activity of the enterprise.
In 2018, the enterprise went extensive modernization and revamping as part of the State Program for Industrial and Innovative Development. This allowed the refinery to introduce international experience in automation and digitalization, improve production processes, and expand the range and quality of oil products.
The RK Prime Minister A. Smailov noted that the annual consumption of oil products in the country, especially during the periods of field work and the heating season, is increasing.
“Currently, taking into account the growing needs, the issue of expanding the Shymkent refinery from 6 to 9 million tons is being worked out. This will not only help resolving the issue of saturation of the domestic market, but will also provide additional employment for city residents,” he said.
The Prime Minister added that today the government is reforming the fuel market, including switching of all three refineries of the country to the marketing principle of work.