Kazakhstan starts producing and shipping winter diesel fuel Khazar -38
The Atyrau Refinery, which is within the KazMunayGas Group, has begun producing and shipping Khazar – winter diesel fuel with a cold filter plugging point of -38° C.
“Given the harsh winters in many regions of Kazakhstan, such fuel will be in demand among domestic consumers. The first batch was shipped from the Atyrau Refinery on November 14; 3,088 tonnes have been shipped as of today. In total, the Atyrau Refinery plans to ship 3,500 tonnes in November,” said Daniyar Tiyessov, the Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NC “KazMunayGas” for Oil Refining and Marketing.
Khazar -38 diesel fuel is a unique product for the refinery and for the entire Kazakhstan. It meets Emission Class K5, as it has the minimum content of sulfur and wax and contains no additives that may affect its low temperature properties – this is a pure product.
This low-pour-point fuel is produced at the only diesel hydrotreatment and dewaxing unit in Kazakhstan – Prime D, which is a part of the Advanced Oil Refining Complex.
It is worth reminding that late in 2018, the Atyrau Refinery produced several types of new petroleum products, such as diesel fuel with CFPP of -25°С and Emission Class K5 and diesel fuel with CFPP -32 (Khazar). This is thanks to the new units launched at the Advanced Oil Refining Complex that were built as part of a large-scale upgrading which made it possible to produce those. Therefore, today the Atyrau Refinery can produce the following types of winter diesel fuels: diesel fuels with CFPP -15°C, CFPP -25°C, CFPP -32°C, CFPP -38°C.