By Huseyn Hasanov
Commissioning of a new oil terminal with a capacity of 540,000 tons near Turkmenistan’s border with Afghanistan, anticipated in the nearest future, will allow Turkmenistan to increase exports of oil products, said the message of Turkmen Oil and Gas Complex.
According to the message, Turkmenistan’s Turkmenneftegazstroy state oil and gas construction concern is finishing the construction of a terminal for acceptance, storage and shipment of oil products in the south-eastern part of Ymamnazar checkpoint of the Atamyrat district in Lebap region in Turkmenistan.
Installation of automated SCADA system, which is designed to monitor the processes of acceptance, storage and shipment of oil products, is being carried out.
In addition, pumping equipment for pumping oil products from railway tanks has been installed. Works on laying the foundation of the railway leading to the terminal are also finished.
The terminal will be located on an area of 276,400 square meters and will consist of four sections: administrative section, sections of adoption and storage of oil products and section of pumping of oil products into tanker trucks on the border area.
Turkmenistan plans to increase its oil refining capacity to up to 20 million tons in 2020, up to 22 million tons in 2025 and up to 30 million tons in 2030.