Azerbaijan, Baku, July 5 / Trend /
The Kulevi oil terminal of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) received 322,961 tons and dispatched 337,584 tons of oil and oil products in June, SOCAR reported. The volume of dispatched oil was 440,000 tons in the same period of 2010.
The Kulevi terminal handled 3.6 million tons of oil in 2010, which is 56 percent more than in 2009.
The terminal began handling of the Kazakh oil from the Tengiz field last July. Prior to that, it was involved in the transshipment of petroleum products.
The terminal was put into operation in summer 2008. Its total capacity is 10 million tons of oil per year, including 3 million tons of oil, 3 million tons of diesel fuel, and 4 million tons of fuel oil.
The terminal can accommodate up to 168 tank cars. The tank farm's total volume is 320,000 cubic meters with the possibility of increasing to 380,000 cubic meters. The port has two berths to load petroleum products in tankers of up to 100,000 tons.
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.