By Kamila Aliyeva A new oil refinery plant will be built in Kazakhstan. A land area of 100 hectares in Zhanaarkinsky district of the Karaganda region has already been allocated for the construction, the press service of regional administrative office said, Kazinform reported. “The work is carried out by company Abylaihan. To date, land plot of 100 hectares was allocated for the construction of the plant, 70 hectares - for the construction of houses and social and cultural facilities. It is planned to build a small residential town with a sports complex, a medical center and a shopping center,” said head of Zhanaarka district Yurzhan Bekkozhin. The Singapore firm invested funds to build the refinery. “Now all design and estimate documentation is on state expertise. After the conclusion is received, construction will begin immediately. The plant will be located six kilometers from the district center of the village of Atasu. The plant and town are planned … [Read more...] about New oil refinery to be built in Kazakhstan
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Firefighters control blaze at major oil refinery BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A blaze at a major oil refinery has been brought largely under control by firefighters. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/firefighters-control-blaze-at-major-oil-refinery-37242149.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37242146.ece/4f26f/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_811b4182-fb4c-4867-a6e8-cee716a0608c_1 Email A blaze at a major oil refinery has been brought largely under control by firefighters. Despite the “aggressive” fire, which produced thick black smoke clouds, there has been no disruption to operations at Stanlow Oil Refinery, Ellesmere Port, in Cheshire, its operator said. All staff at the site were evacuated and are accounted for after emergency calls were made at 2.16pm on Wednesday, Cheshire Fire Service said. It is believed the blaze started inside a manufacturing building within the plant. The refinery employs more than 900 staff and an additional 500 on-site … [Read more...] about Firefighters control blaze at major oil refinery
Members of France's leading farmer's unions, the FNSEA and Jeunes Agriculteurs (Young Farmers) union called on their members to occupy 14 oil refineries and fuel depots run by French multinational oil and gas company Total for three days. The occupation, which began on Sunday night, is taking place at oil refineries in Lyon, Gonfreville-l'Orcher, Le Havre, Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne), La Mède (Bouches-du-Rhone), as well as the oil depots at the port of Rhone Edouard Herriot, the port of the Rhine, Vatry (Marne), Lespinasse near Toulouse, Coignières (Yvelines) and Cournon in Puy-de-Dôme. Farmers also planned to prevent access to oil refineries at Dunkirk (North), Grigny (Essonne), Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine) and one in Donges (Loire-Atlantique). Farmers parked tractors in front of refinery gates while dumping piles of haystacks, dirt, manure and potatoes. At least 200 farmers also began to dump dirt on … [Read more...] about French farmers launch blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots
By Kamila Aliyeva Kazakhstan’s fourth oil refinery can be built in Shymkent, Aktau or Aktobe, Central Asian media outlets reported. KazMunaiGaz is developing a feasibility study for the refinery, which should be completed by the end of the second quarter of this year, according to the Kazakh Energy Ministry. After the scale of the project is determined, a decision on the location of the plant will be made. After the development and presentation of the feasibility study, the question of where from the raw materials will be supplied to the new refinery will be resolved. Kazakhstan's Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev earlier spoke in favor of the need to build a fourth refinery in the republic. According to the forecasts of the Energy Ministry, there will be a need to increase imports of petroleum products by 2022. By this time, the fourth plant should already be built. In 2019, it is planned to attract investors and begin construction. Kazakhstan has three major oil … [Read more...] about Where Kazakhstan’s fourth oil refinery to be built?
By Trend Kazakhstan’s Shymkent oil refinery started major repairs, the company's press service said. PetroKazakhstan Oil Products LLP informed the media about the scheduled shutdown of the Shymkent oil refinery, with a view to overhaul since April 10, 2018. The schedule of planned preventive maintenance of technological installations of the refinery is coordinated with the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan. The renovation is aimed at ensuring compliance with the requirements of industrial safety and equipment reliability and further performance of tasks for the qualitative and uninterrupted operation of the refinery. The project of modernization and reconstruction of the Shymkent oil refinery is planned to perform work on the integration of new facilities of the RFCC catalytic cracking complex and existing facilities of the Shymkent oil refinery," the press service of the refinery said. In 2017 the first stage of modernization of the Shymkent oil refinery was completed, … [Read more...] about Kazakhstan’s largest oil refinery being renovated