A joint venture between Uzbekneftegaz and Russian energy giant Gazprom says it is moving forward with a previously announced revamp of a refinery in Fergana, Uzbekistan, including an API Group II and III upgrade of a base oil plant there.
Jizzakh Petroleum, the joint venture, announced in a June 19 press release that it will spend U.S. $300 million on the refinery project, which will also raise the quality of gasoline produced by the facility. The press release indicated that there has been a one-year delay in the overall schedule for the overall project, pushing the start-up of the base oil plant to 2023.
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“The modernization envisages introduction of vacuum distillates hydrocracking process, isomerization of the light naphtha and units for production of concentrated hydrogen,” Jizzakh said in its June 19 press release.