Azertrans' Sangachal terminal releases volume of shipment of Kazakh oil via Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 / Trend , E. Ismayilov/
Sangachal oil terminal of Azertrans has shipped over 1 million tons of Kazakh oil via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan thus far, Azertrans Director General Parviz Aliyev said. Oil is transported to the terminal via tankers from Kazakhstan's Aktau port.
Head of the Kazakh national company KazMunayGas Kairgeldy Kabyldin said earlier that at least five million tones of Kazakh oil will be transported through the territory of Azerbaijan this year. More than three million tones will be produced from Tengiz, Kabyldin said. Production in Tengiz was 18 million tons last year. This year the figure is 25 million tons.
American ChevronTexaco began to transport Tengiz oil via Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan (BTC) in late 2008. Under the agreement, oil from Kazakhstan will be transported by the BTC and railway to the Georgian ports (Kulevi and Batumi). ChevronTexaco is the operator of Tengiz field.
BTC shareholders are BP (30.1%); AzBTC (25%); Chevron (8.90%); Statoil Hydro (8.71%); ТРАО (6.53%); Eni (5%); Total (5%); Itochu (3.40%); Inpex (2.50%); ConocoPhillips (2.50%) and Amerada Hess (2.36%).
Georgia's Kulevi terminal on the Black Sea coast is owned by the SOCAR and Batumi oil port by KazMunayGaz.