Volumes and routes of supplies under Euro-Asian oil transportation corridor announced
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 29 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
The initial capacity of Brody-Plotsk oil pipeline (Adam's gate), which will connect the Ukrainian and Polish oil transportation systems, and the entire Eurasian oil transportation corridor will be 10 million tons of Caspian oil a year, director general of the Sarmatia International Pipeline Company (ICC) Sergei Skripka told Trend on Tuesday.
He said that when it comes to oil supply under the Euro-Asian oil transport corridor to Poland and further, the volume of supply in the long run will amount to 30 million tons.
In addition, if we talk about the entire corridor, then, given its southern direction, which involves the supply of oil to the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as part of the corridor it will be possible to transport to Europe up to 40 million tons of Caspian oil (the maximum capacity of the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline), Skripka said.
"It will be possible via this route to supply, in principle, to 40 million tons of Caspian oil to Europe. However, the maximum capacity of the pipeline that will connect the Ukrainian and Polish oil transportation systems will be 30 million tons," Skripka noted.
A study on the future of the pipeline route selection of Brody-Plotsk pipeline has been completed. The length of the route will be 377 kilometers, 120 kilometers of which will be constructed on the territory of Ukraine, 257 kilometers - in Poland.
The Brody-Plotsk oil pipeline project was named as a priority in the EU Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme. About 495 million zlotys (about 177 million euro) were allocated to the project under the programme.
Sarmatia was created by Ukrtransnafta and the Polish PERN Przyjazn company on July 12, 2004 to attract investments to design and complete the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline to Plotsk.
The Odessa-Brody oil transportation project sought to diversify oil supplies to Ukrainian refineries and develop the country's transit potential. The pipeline's construction was completed in May 2002. Its trunk has a length of 674 kilometres, with a pipe diameter of 1,020 millimetres. The pipeline's and terminal's capacity provided 9-14 million tons per year during the first stage.