Winter diesel fuel ALTAY-45 production launched in Kazakhstan
The Atyrau Refinery, a subsidiary of JSC NC "KazMunayGas", has produced the first batch of winter diesel fuel Altay-45 with a pour point of minus 45 °С.
The diesel fuel of brand DT-A-K5 Altay-45 according to ST TOO 403 19154‑38-2020 has been produced at the diesel hydrotreating unit Prime D 3205 of the advanced oil refining complex. The new product meets the K5 class environmental requirements.
The minimal sulfur content and absence of additives improving low-temperature properties make this product compliant with the quality of arctic diesel fuel. It is of note that the Atyrau Refinery has become the first domestic enterprise to release the fuel with a record low pour point.
The first batch of new diesel fuel was produced in small amounts to meet the needs of the domestic market. In the future, as the demand grows, the production of Altay‑45 diesel fuel will increase.
As a reminder, in 2019, Atyrau Refinery LLP started production of Khazar‑38 diesel fuel, which back at the time had the lowest pour point across Kazakhstan. Thus, the launched production of Altay-45 extended the plant’s line of freeze-resistant diesel products with low filtration temperatures.
The production of high-quality low-temperature types of diesel fuel became possible after new units had been launched under the three-stage Atyrau Refinery upgrade program.