Fergana Refinery Plans Group II and III Base Oils Production

By Elizaveta Semenova In Base oil June 7, 2018

Fergana Refinery, the only base oils producer in Uzbekistan, plans to begin Group II and Group III production in 2021-2022, a refinery representative stated at the CIS Base Oils and Lubricants conference in Moscow, Russia, held from May 23rd to 24th, 2018.

The refinery can currently use ExxonMobil technology to produce Group II and III base oils, converting raffinates and using hydro-deparaffinization and hydro-finishing.

“Group II and III base oils are in high demand in Central Asia, as economies in the region are growing and switching to modern machines and cars, which requires higher quality lubricants. The Fergana project looks promising, especially if the refinery manages to keep the production costs low.” – Denis Varaksin, the DYM Resources director of base oils and waxes

The Fergana Refinery representative estimated their export of base oils and lubes in bulk at around 100,000 tons per year. The refinery currently has the capacity to produce more than 450,000 tons of Group I base oils, but lacks the necessary feedstock. Sources at the refinery say that additional crude oil supplies delivered from Kazakhstan have recently improved the refinery’s running rates.

Fergana Refinery exports SN 100, SN 150, SN 350, and SN 500 base oils and their industrial equivalents. The main destination markets are Central Asia, the Middle East, and Turkey.

Uzbekistan’s lubes market is estimated at 216,000 tons per year, according to Uznefteproduct. The country imports around 20,000 tons of lubes annually.

DYM Resources can offer base oils as well as industrial lubes from Fergana Refinery in rail tank cars or flexi-containers at competitive prices, with high quality logistics and flexible payment terms. To receive a quote, please send your request with the desired base oil grade, volume, and destination via our website, www.dymresources.com.