The Amreya Petroleum Refining Company (APRC) announced that it refined 3.6 million tons of crude oil for fiscal year (FY) 2016/2017, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The crude was refined into approximately 1 million tons of diesel, 540,000 tons of 80-octane benzene, 1.2 million tons of mazut, 85,000 tons of butane, 188,000 tons of kerosene, 20,000 tons of basic and paraffin wax, 54,000 tons of alkyl benzene, 5,000 tons of crude wax, 57,000 tons of private products, and 11,000 tons of toluene and medical oil, the Head of APRC, Mohamed Talaat, said.

The company invested a total of EGP 506.6 million during 2016/2017, Talaat noted, adding that APRC is working on cost rationalization. The company further finalized the development project for a N-Methyl 2-Pyrolidone (NMP) extraction unit with a total investment EGP 580 million.

The figures were announced during APRC’s annual review of its operations. The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, attended the review.