New Pipeline for Transporting Kazakh Oil via Azerbaijan May Become Part of Odessa-Bordi-Gdansk Pipeline
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Aliyev / The new pipeline route from Baku to the Black Sea which will be constructed to transport Kazakh oil may be extended up to Odessa and connected to Odessa-Bordi-Gdansk pipeline, a Government source stated.
Earlier the high-ranking representatives of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) stated that if the volume of Kazakh oil which is intended to be transported via the territory of Azerbaijan exceeds the defined indicators, the possibility to construct a new pipeline from Azerbaijan to Georgia may be considered.
The Kazakh side may transport oil in volume from 20mln tons to 60mln tons per year via Azerbaijan.
"Some 20mln tons per year may be transported via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan. Certain volume of oil may be transported via railway and Baku-Supsa pipeline. A new pipeline may be constructed to transport the oil volumes exceeding these indicators," SOCAR President, Rovnak Abdullayev, said earlier.
The Executive Director of 'KazMunayGaz', Arman Darbayev, said during the second Eurasian Energy Forum organized by KazEnergy at the beginning of September that if necessary, Kazakhstan can construct new pipelines in Azerbaijan and Georgia (from Baku to the Black Sea) to transport large volumes of oil to the world market.