Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 11:21:31
At the government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Minister of Energy Nurlan Nogayev reported on the state of the fuel and energy sector in January-April 2020.
According to the minister of energy, the volume of oil production in the reporting period amounted to 31.3 million tons, which is 102.6% of the plan or 106% of the corresponding period in 2019. So, in the Tengiz field, the growth in oil production amounted to 4.1%, in Kashagan — 11.5%, in Karachaganak — the production volume is kept at the same level.
The volume of oil refining amounted to 5.2 million tons, which is 96.3% of the plan.
“This is due to the suspension of activities at the Pavlodar oil refinery for planned repair works in April,” Nogayev explained.
In addition, according to the minister, the work of the Kazakhstani oil refineries was positively influenced by the decisions of the State Commission regarding the import of fuels and lubricants from the Russian Federation, ensuring the export of fuel and lubricants from Kazakhstan to the countries of near and far abroad, the regulation of customs duties and excises, the purchase of gasoline and diesel fuel in state material reserve.
Oil exports amounted to 25.3 million tons, which is 115% of the plan. Gas production amounted to 20.2 billion m³, which is 103% of the plan. Natural gas exports amounted to 5.6 billion m³.
For 4 months 2020, 37.1 billion kW / h were produced.
“To date, the heating season has been completed in all regions. The season passed without major accidents,” Nogayev informed.
As part of the execution of the President’s order to provide agricultural producers with fuel at low prices, it was planned to sell 386,600 tons of diesel fuel. To date, 75.5% of the plan has been implemented.