KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakhstan to produce hydrocarbon products with high added value at Atyrau oil refinery

The new aromatic hydrocarbon production unit will annually produce 133,000 tons of benzene and 496,000 tons of paraxylene. The new facility is being constructed by China's Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co. LTD. The cost of the project is USD 1.064 billion.         

The project will create the first petrochemical production in Kazakhstan producing hydrocarbon products with high added value.

Source: "The Times of Central Asia", Bishkek; 10 Feb 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)