Astana, December 26 - Neftegaz.RU. In 2018, Kazakhstan will produce 90.3 million tons of crude oil, Kazakh Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev told a briefing at the Central Communications Service, summing up the work done in the outgoing year, Kazinform correspondent reports.
In 2017, crude oil output amounted to 86.2 million tons. «Oil production within 3 major projects will be equal to 53.9 million tons, including 13.2 million tons (120 pct of the 2018 target) at the Kashagan Field, 28.6 million tons (103.3 pct of the 2018 target) at Tengiz, and 12.1 million tons (100.8 pct of the 2018 target) at Karachaganak,» said Kanat Bozumbayev.
According to the head of the Ministry of Energy, oil exports will reach 71.5 million tons, or 102.4 % higher in contrast to 2017. Crude oil refined in 2018 will amount to 16.1 million tons, increasing by 8 % over the previous year.