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Kazakh Minister of Energy: Petroleum production increased by 9,3%
12 December 2018 , 18:00Neftegaz.RU532
Astana, December 12 - Neftegaz.RU. The Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev reported on the development of the fuel and energy industry over 11 months of 2018. According to the Kazakh Ministry of Energy, for 11 months of 2018, the main indicators of the fuel and energy industry show a positive growth trend.
The volume of oil and condensate production amounted to about 82.4 million tons, showing an increase of 4.9% compared to the corresponding period of 2017. As Bozumbayev noted, oil production in three large projects amounted to 49 million tons, including 12 million tons at the Kashagan field, 25.9 million tons at Tengiz, and 11.1 million tons at Karachaganak. Oil exports amounted to 66 million tons, which is 3.8% more than the same period in 2017
«The volume of oil refining amounted to about 15 million tons, showing an increase of 8.6% compared to the same period of 2017, and 2.4% higher than the plan for 11 months. The volume of production of petroleum products (aviation kerosene, diesel fuel, fuel oil, gasoline) amounted to 10.6 million tons, showing an increase of 9.3% over the same period in 2017 and 3.9% of the plan for 11 months of this year,» reported Bozumbayev.
In general, according to the minister, the situation in the oil products market is stable, there is no shortage of fuel. Gas production amounted to 50.5 billion m³, showing an increase of 4.8% compared with January-November 2017, or by 6.1% more than the plan for 11 months. Gas export amounted to 17.9 billion m³, which is more than the same period in 2017 by 14%.
According to the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, 2.8 million tons of LPG was produced, which is 7.3% more compared to the same period of 2017. Production of petroleum bitumen was 809 thousand tons, which is 147% compared to the same period of 2017 and 108% of the plan for 2018.
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