Shymkent

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Shymkent

(shĭmkĕnt`) or

Chimkent

(chĭmkyĕnt`), city (1993 est. pop. 404,000), S Kazakhstan, on the Turkistan-Siberia RR. It has large zinc and lead smelters and machine, chemical, and food-processing industries. Founded in the 12th cent., Shymkent was a Kokand fortress before it was taken by Russia in 1864.
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For the needs of import replacement the Palma Christi (castor) plant was planted at experimental plot of Shimkent Region of Republic of Kazakhstan; the crop was grown and harvested.
The Shimkent plant, in south-eastern Kazakhstan, had an original capacity of 160,000 b/d and was the most modern of the country's three plants.
A part of PKI's crude oil production is being supplied to the Shimkent refinery which it owned.
Kazakhstan has three oil refineries - at Pavlodar, Shimkent and Atyrau - with a combined original capacity of 427,093 b/d.
As per the report, after the arrival of an ex-Air Italy (I9, Milan Malpensa) B737-700, LY-AZV (msn 37233), in Shimkent on June 30, Scat (DV, Shimkent) announced that it has integrated a first B737 NextGen aircraft to its fleet.
KMG Holding's then President Uzakbai Karabalin said the deal gave Astana control over the Shimkent oil refinery, the most modern of the country's three plants.
The Shimkent plant, in south-eastern Kazakhstan, has a nominal capacity of 160,000 b/d and is the most modern of the country's three plants.
KMG Holding's CEO Uzakbai Karabalin then said the deal gave Astana control over the Shimkent oil refinery, the most modern of the country's three plants.
PK also controls the Shimkent oil refinery (see DT of this week).
In September 1997, Kazhegeldin was implicated in a scandal over the privatisation of the Shimkent refinery.
Hurricane also controls the nearby Shimkent refinery (see DT No.
It has since raised output to 75,000 b/d, mainly from Kumkol field which is near the Shimkent refinery.