Kulevi Oil Terminal transships over 3.3 mln tons of cargo in 2011

Oil&Gas Materials 5 January 2012 13:20 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.5 /Trend, E. Ismayilov /

Kulevi Oil Terminal of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) transshipped over 3.34 million tons of oil and oil products compared to 3.6 million tons in 2010, the terminal said on Thursday.

According to the report, in December 2011, the terminal received about 211,000 tons of oil cargo and dispatched about 232,000 tons.

The terminal transported 3.6 million tons of oil-loading cargo in 2010 or 56 percent more than in 2009.

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.