Kazakh KazTransOil decreases oil transportation
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 14 / Trend E. Kosolapova /
Volume of oil transportation via Kazakh KazTransOil's main oil pipelines hit 8.709 million tons in January-February 2012 compared to 8.919 million tons during the same period of 2011 (a 2-percent decrease), the company said on Wednesday.
The cargo turnover through the main oil pipelines decreased by 541 million tons per km (9-percent decrease) in January-February 2012 compared to the same period of 2011 and amounted to 5.467 billion tons per km.
According to the company, decline in oil transportation and oil cargo turnover in January-February followed a decrease in Russian oil supplies to Kazakh refineries and decline in oil supplies from Kazakh oil-producing companies to KazTransOil's main pipelines.
Volume of oil transportation via Uzen-Atyrau-Samara oil pipeline's Atyrau-Samara section decreased to 2.633 million tons during this period compared to 2.663 million tons during the same period of 2011.
Oil transportation via the Atasu-Alashankou pipeline declined by 26 percent from 1.833 million tons in January-February 2011 to 1.349 million tons during the same period of 2012.
Meanwhile, volume of oil transportation via the main pipelines to oil refineries increased by 3 percent in January-February 2012. The volume of oil transportation to oil refineries amounted to 2.23 million tons during this period compared to 2.171 million tons in the same period of 2011.
KazTransOil is the Kazakh National Oil Transportation Company. It maintains interests of the state on oil transportation, export and import of oil and oil products.