STAR Refinery supplied 84,000 tons of petroleum products to Petkim in the first quarter of 2019 with naphtha making up 75,000 tonnes, Report informs citing the company.
Notably, in 2008, SOCAR purchased Petkim (51%) for $ 2,040 billion and launched activity in Turkey. Currently, SOCAR owns 51% of Petkim Holding shares. The rest of Petkim’s stakes is in circulation at Istanbul Stock Exchange. “Petkim” is the first and only petroleumchemical complex in Turkey and biggest exporter of the Aegean region.
STAR was launched on October 19, 2018. The total investment cost of the project is $6.3 billion. The refining capacity of the plant is 10 million tons of crude oil per year. The company is able to process such grades of oil as Urals, Azeri Light and Kirkuk.
The plant will produce 4.8 million tons of diesel fuel, 1.6 million tons of naphtha, 1.6 million tons of jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and petroleum coke per year.