February 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm #1925
Burning crude oil caused fire at Shymkent refinery
Tuesday, 07.02.2012, 18:16 – Tengri News/RIA Novosti
Burning of crude oil in one of the shops caused fire at Shymkent oil refinery, RIA Novosti reports citing Arman Assibekov, head of press-service of South Kazakhstan oblast Department of Emergency Situations.
The fire happened at the territory of LK-6U shop, section 100, furnace P-101 and covered the area of around 15 square meters. Crude oil heating furnace is the facility is 30 meter long, 50 wide meters, 20 meters high. The crude oil caught fire after a damage of the oil pipeline; the fire was 10 meters high, Assibekov said.
February 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm #4703
Key oil refinery in southern Kazakhstan damaged in blaze
By: The Associated Press
02/06/2012 5:33 AM
ALMATY, Kazakhstan – Media in Kazakhstan are reporting that a major oil-refienry plant in the southern city of Shymkent has been damaged in a fire. They say the scale of the damage is not yet clear, but the blaze may further deepen occasional fuel deficits in the former Soviet Central Asian nation.
The plant in Shymkent is one of three oil refineries in Kazakhstan. In spite of its vast oil reserves, Kazakhstan suffers fuel shortages due to limited refinery capacity.
The Shymkent refinery, which is controlled by government energy company KazMunaiGas, was commissioned in 1985 and is able to process up to 6 million tons of oil annually.
February 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm #4702
Wonder if there is potential Coker project that could be part of modernization completion & damage repair for Shymkent?
Here are couple Updates on Kazakhstan Refinery Shymkent fire damage there are only 3 refineries in Kazakhstan but country is long on domestic crude reserves. The other 2 Kazakhstan refineries (Atyrau & Pavlodar) are coking refineries which have had several drum replacements (last 2008 – 2010) since 1979 & 1986 originals respectively were put in.
The Skymkent Refinery has been since 2005 a JV (50%/50%) between KazMunaiGas and China’s CNPC (~2005). Originally commissioned as FSU Refinery in 1985 & sold to Petrokazkhstan in 2000, and then 50% was sold CNPC in 2005 and 50% to KazMunaiGas in 2007. Refinery runs mostly domestic crude Kumkol crude(75%) and West Siberian (25%) but plans shift to Atkobe (80%) & Kumkol (20%) when completes Shymkent Refinery Modernization project (1998 – 57% completed but abandoned) that is still planned complete before 2015.
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