According to the official news agency of Kazakhstan, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin participated in the opening ceremony of the new mineral oil factory in Almaty by Lukoil, together with Vahid Alekberov, the head of the crude oil processing company Lukoil, as part of his official visit to the Almaty region. The factory was built by Lukoil Lubricants Central Asia.

In his speech at the opening ceremony, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin said: We see the opening of a crude oil processing factory in our country by Lukoil, which has invested US $ 9.5 billion in crude oil processing sector in Kazakhstan. Because we used to sell mostly crude oil before; but now we will be able to process crude oil, obtain various petroleum products from it and export these petroleum products we obtain.”

The plant has the capacity to process 100 thousand tons of crude oil and to produce 800 kinds of motor oil; The oil produced will be exported to countries such as China, Afghanistan and Mongolia in Central Asia, especially Kazakhstan's domestic market. The location of the factory is close to the Western Europe-West China transport corridor, which is expected to facilitate the marketing of produced petroleum products to these countries. The construction cost of the plant is US $ 94 million.