STAR refinery in Turkey’s İzmir receives first batch of crude oil
The refinery, which was established for a $6.3 billion investment, is expected to start operating in the fourth quarter of 2018 after initial test production process is completed.
The plant is expected to produce 1.6 million tons of naphtha and 420,000 tons of xylenes, he noted.
It will also produce about 4.8 million tons of diesel, alongside jet fuel, petroleum coke, reformate, sulfur and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), said İlter, adding: “With STAR Refinery becoming online, Turkey’s competitiveness in global energy markets will increase.”
The refinery also aims at supplying feedstock to Turkish petrochemicals firm Petkim.
Nearly 20,000 jobs were created during the refinery construction, it added.