Kazakhstan's Energy Ministry reduces oil export to China

Oil&Gas Materials 22 January 2020 14:46 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan's Energy Ministry reduces oil export to China

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 22

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy reduced the volume of oil deliveries to Kazakh refineries and other countries, Trend reports with reference to the press office of KazTransOil.

On Jan. 16, 2020, KazTransOil detected an excess of organochlorine compounds in the fractions during crude oil receiving into the trunk pipeline system from CNPC-Aktobemunauygas.

KazTransOil suspended crude oil receiving from CNPC-Aktobemunaygas on the same day until the oil quality issue is resolved.

As of Jan. 22, 2020, the acceptance of crude oil from CNPC-Aktobemunaygas was not restarted.

“Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy, given the decline in volume of oil delivery for transportation through trunk oil pipeline’s system, adjusted the schedule for oil transportation to the refineries of Kazakhstan and for export for Jan. 2020. In particular, the scheduled volume of export to China was reduced,” the report said.

Exempt volume of crude oil is redirected to supply Shymkent Refinery. The schedule of crude oil supply to Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant has also been changed.

Currently, the transportation of crude oil by trunk oil pipelines' system is carried out in accordance with the adjusted schedule.

KazTransOil is Kazakhstan's National Main Oil Pipeline Operator.


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