Lukoil’s Kazakhstan lube blending plant delivers first product shipment to China
Russia’s PJSC Lukoil announced that its lubricants blending plant in the Republic of Kazakhstan has delivered its first shipment of industrial lubricants, as well as automotive lubricants for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, to the Chinese market. The volume of the first delivery was more than 200 tons.
Kazakhstan shares borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea.
The favorable geographical location of the plant in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan, owned by Lukoil subsidiary Lukoil Lubricants Central Asia LLP, near the Western Europe–Western China highway, allows prompt deliveries to China. The Chinese oil market is developing rapidly and has the potential for further growth, Lukoil said in a statement.
Further, the modern level of automation of the production processes of the lubricant blending plant gives it the ability to produce and ship finished products to customers within 24 hours. The facility also has up-to-date laboratory equipment which ensures the company’s ability to conduct quality inspection. The lube blending plant, which opened in September 2019, has a capacity to produce 100 thousand tons per year. The company produces more than 800 types of oils, including Lukoil Genesis, which has received approvals from the world’s leading car manufacturers.
PJSC Lukoil has been operating in Kazakhstan since 1995, participating in four production projects – Kumkol; Karachaganak, one of the largest oil and gas condensate fields in the world; Tengiz; and, Zhenis, a joint project of KazMunayGas and Lukoil Kazakhstan Upstream LLP, and is also part of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), the only private trunk pipeline in Russia and Kazakhstan.