STAR Refinery to refine 8 million tonnes of oil by year-end

SOCAR’s STAR Oil Refinery is planned to refine 8 million tonnes of oil by the end of this year, Report informs referring to SOCAR Turkey Energy.

The opening ceremony of STAR Refinery was held on October 19, 2018.

STAR refinery was inaugurated on October 19, 2018. The groundbreaking ceremony for the refinery built by a consortium incorporating “Técnicas Reunidas” (Spain), “Saipem” (Italy), “GS Engineering & Construction Corp” (South Korea) and “Itochu” (Japan) was held on October 25, 2011. The total investment value of the project amounts to $6.3 bn. STAR has the first investment incentive granted by Turkey.

The plant has the capacity of producing 10 mln tonnes of crude annually and makes it possible to produce Urals, Azeri Light and Kerkuk oil. Main products are diesel (4.8 million tonnes), aircraft fuel (1.6 million tonnes), naphta (1.6 million tonnes), liquid petroleum gas, mixed xylene, petroleum coke.