The Pipeline Transit in Kazakhstan is Gaining Momentum: Oil and Gas Transportation Volumes Increased by 4% Over a Year
Energyprom.kz monitoring agency
Kazakhstan’s pipeline turnover increased by 7%
Over the first six months, 113.3 mln tons of cargo - oil and gas, were transported via the main pipelines. This is 4.3% more than in the same period a year earlier. Turnover reached 63.7 billion ton-kilometers, + 7.4% year-to-year.
In particular, the main pipeline national operator of the Republic of Kazakhstan KazTransOil JSC, subsidiary of KMG, reported that in the first half of 2017 volume of the Company’s oil transportation amounted to 22.7 million tons, which is 4% more than in the corresponding period of 2016. Consolidated volume of transportation of crude oil and petroleum products amounted to 28.9 million tons, which is 2% more than for the first half of 2016. Oil turnover in the first six months for KTO alone amounted to 18.9 bln ton-kilometers, +6% over a year. Consolidated turnover of oil amounted to 23.1 bln ton-kilometers, +7% year-to-year.
Another project involving KazMunayGas is the international oil transportation Caspian Pipeline Consortium reported that in 2017 CPC plans to transport 65 mln tons. In particular, the Kazakhstani producers will account for 54 million tons, including the Kashagan field -11 mln tons. Russian producers will account for another 11 mln tons.
The indicators for the current year can change the trend of recent years in a positive way. In a long-term dynamics transportation via the main pipelines declined since 2014. In particular, according to the results of 2016, the total volume decreased by 4.1% when compared to 2015, the volume of gas transportation by 8.5%, of oil by 0.9%.
The main pipeline turnover last year decreased by 0.8% compared to 2015.
The pipeline length across Kazakhstan amounts to 23.3 thousand kilometers, of which 15.3 thous. km are gas pipelines, 8 thous. km are oil pipelines.