Kazakhstan temporarily halts oil transit from Russia
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 11
By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:
Kazakhstan has temporarily suspended the transit of oil through the pipeline system of Russian Transneft due to the problems in electricity supplies caused by freezing temperatures, company’s press secretary Igor Demin said at a briefing, Trend reports citing Kazakh media.
“Due to severe frosts in the north of Kazakhstan, energy supplies to two regions were temporarily halted, which affected the pump station supplying oil to the Transneft pipeline system. Starting 05:00 (GMT+3) pumping of oil from Kazakhstan was stopped until the power transmission line will be restored,” Demin said.
He added that in the first days of January there were 47 restrictions on the supplies of oil due to abnormally cold weather in Siberia. However, in general, deviations are insignificant and may be compensated by the end of the month.
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