Kazakhstan Negotiates with Azerbaijan and Georgia to Construct New Oil Pipeline
Kazakhstan, Astana, 5 July / corr. Trend K. Konirova/ Kazakhstan has began talks with Azerbaijan and Georgia on the construction of new oil pipeline from Baku to Batumi port of the Black Sea, Timur Kulibayev, chairman of KazEnergy Association said to the special correspondent of Trend in Astana.
" Azerbaijan and Georgia support the project of construction new oil pipeline from Baku to Batumi," Kulibayev said.
According to Kulibayev, some 10mln tons of Kazakh oil and oil from Tangiz field operated by the American ChevronTexaco are expected to be transported a year in the first stage.
Today Kazakhstan is studying the possibility of using the capacity of Baku-Supsa oil pipeline operated by the Azerbaijani International Operation Company led by BP, he said.
The light oil of Azerbaijan produced from Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field (operated by BP) was transported through Baku-Suspa pipe until autumn of 2006. The oil transportation through the pipe was suspended in autumn 2006 because of repairs. The repairs on the pipe have already ended. At present, Baku-Supsa pumps Azerli Light Oil.
The length of Baku-Supsa makes up 827km with capacity of over 6mln tons a year.
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