Atyrau refinery sent the first batch of benzene for export to Russia. The plant started production after a complete renovation and construction of the aromatic hydrocarbons production complex. One of the largest projects in the country was implemented within industrialization map. In addition to raw materials for the petrochemical industry the plant significantly increased the production of high-octane gasoline - plus 140 thousand tons in the first half.

 

KAIRAT URAZBAYEV, CEO, ATYRAU OIL REFINERY:

Atyrau refinery stopped production of 80th low-octane gasoline. After the providing the internal market with high-octane gasoline, the complex can operate on petrochemical type with elaboration of design values for paraxylene and benzene.

 

Benzene is one of the ten most important products for the chemical industry, serves as the raw material for the production of plastics, synthetic rubber, medicines and dyes. Purity of Atyrau benzene corresponds to all international standards and allows to plan its exports to the world markets.Project capacity of the plant reaches up to five hundred tons of benzene per month. The first thousand tons were released. By the way, the production of benzene and paraxylene are the crucial in the entire petrochemical cluster of the region.

 

VLADIMIR FEKLISTOV, OPERATOR OF CONTROL PANEL:

Since April 2015 we have an additional task for the production of high purity benzene not less than 99.9%. I am proud that I was among those who have launched into operation this unique complex which is the only one in Kazakhstan.

 

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