Kazakhstan Transports the First Batch of Oil to Germany through Druzhba Pipeline

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Kazakhstan Transports the First Batch of Oil to Germany through Druzhba Pipeline

Thu, 03/02/2023 - 12:14
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A Red Pin on Kazakhstan on the World Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
A Red Pin on Kazakhstan on the World Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Kazakhstan's national oil pipeline company, KazTransOil, on February 23, started receiving Kazakh oil for shipment to Germany through its main oil pipelines, Shyngys Ilyasov, the director of the public relations and internal communications department at KazTransOil, said in a press statement.

According to a report by Astana Times on Monday, the oil supply schedule, approved by the Kazakh Energy Ministry, outlines a plan to transport 20,000 tons of oil via the Druzhba oil pipeline to the Adamowo-Zastawa oil delivery point in Poland for further shipment to Germany in February, with the transportation of 300,000 tons of oil to Germany expected in the first quarter of 2023.

Kazakh Energy Minister Bolat Akchulakov on February 1 said the first batch of 20,000 tons, initially scheduled for late January,  was delayed due to technical difficulties. However, he noted that the shipment would commence in the following days.

In December 2022, KazTransOil applied to transport 1.2 million tons of Kazakh oil in 2023 through Russia's state-owned pipeline operator, Transneft's trunk oil pipeline system to the Adamovo-Zastawa point for further delivery to Germany.

The transit of oil across Russia is part of the Kazakh-Russian intergovernmental agreement, signed on June 7, 2022.

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