“The refinery intends to reach full capacity in early 2019,” Ilter added, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media.
Ilter also denied the information disseminated by media earlier about possible delay in reaching full capacity by the refinery.
"The work is being carried out upon the schedule," he added.
The STAR refinery will produce naphtha, ultra low sulfur diesel fuel, jet fuel, petroleum coke, liquefied gas and other products. The refinery will not produce gasoline and fuel oil. The plant plans to process such grades of oil as Azeri Light, Kerkuk and Urals.
Today, the share distribution in the project is as follows: 60 percent is owned by Rafineri Holding (the company is 100 percent owned by SOCAR Turkey Energy), which previously bought out all 18.5 percent of Turcas Petrol's share in the project, and 40 percent - by SOCAR.
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