As part of its plan to implement projects that contribute to the oil chemicals production network, Atyrau Oil Refinery will invest in petrochemicals production in Kazakhstan, as per Tengrinews.kz. New facilities for production of aromatic hydrocarbons are being constructed at Atyrau Oil Refinery. The construction is scheduled to complete in December 2013. When this production kicks off, Kazakhstan will create an integrated chain of oil chemicals production facilities producing high value-added goods. According to the company, introduction of the new facilities for production of aromatic hydrocarbons will increase Atyrau Refinery's production capacity to 133,000 tons of benzole and 496,000 tons of paraxylene. The company will reach the rated capacity after 2013. The project is worth US$1.04 bln.