Kazakhstan works out alternative routes for shipping export oil

Kazakhstan works out alternative routes for shipping export oil
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Kazakhstan is exploring the possibility of shipping oil for export via alternative routes, the press service of the country’s Ministry of Energy reports. In connection with an accident in the system of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, or CPC, the relevant ministry is currently conducting consultations on the timing of the resumption of the work of the sea crude export terminal.

“It is really a time-consuming work that requires the help of diving crews and the involvement of a multifunctional vessel. But the first thing we need is a tanker to wash the lines, because we cannot start the work without it. We have not received confirmation from our partners yet, so we do not expect tankers to arrive in the next two days. And, as I said, in general, the work takes at least three weeks,” said Nikolay Gorban, CPC General Director.

The CPC is considered the main export route for Kazakhstan’s oil, accounting for more than 80 percent of the volumes pumped through the pipeline.

 

Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova

Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova