Phase II renovation project of Shymkent Refinery becomes operational


On September 28, Phase II renovation project of Shymkent Refinery in Kazakhstan became operational. Jointly operated by CNPC and KMG (KazMunaiGas), Shymkent Refinery is one of the three largest refineries in Kazakhstan. The renovation project, launched in 2014, is pushed ahead in two phases and contracted to CPECC (China Petroleum Engineering&Construction Corp). Phase I renovation project started operation on June 30 2017, improving the level of gasoline quality from the Euro II standards to Euro IV and Euro V standards so as to meet Kazakhstan’s requirements of clean fuel specification. With the success of Phase II project, Shymkent Refinery deepened crude oil refinement and increased light oil yield remarkably, becoming a modern factory with international advanced level and environment protection standard.