SOCAR terminal transports about 250,000 tons of oil from Tengiz in May

Oil&Gas Materials 2 June 2010 12:35 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 2 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /

In May, the Black Sea terminal of SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) Kulevi transshipped 240,000 tons of Kazakh oil from the field of Tengiz, a source at the terminal said. The operator of the project is the U.S.-Kazakh company Tengizchevroil, one of the founders of which is Chevron.

Transshipment of the Kazakh oil through the Kulevi oil terminal started in may of 2010.

According to the source, in total three tankers were loaded with 80,000 tons of the Kazakh oil in May.

The source said that it is planned to transship the similar amounts of the Kazakh oil through the terminal in June.

Earlier the Georgian government reported that, in 2009, the Kulevi terminal shipped 2.1 million tons compared to1.3 million tons in 2008. In 2009, the terminal processed 99 ships compared to 65 ships in 2008.

The tank farm's total volume is 320,000 cubic meters. Loading productivity ranges from 1,000 to 8,000 cubic meters per hour. The railway station, which can simultaneously accommodate up to 180 carriage awaiting discharge of cargo, serves to the port. The railway trestle can simultaneously unload 168 carriages.