TRADERS ON CASPIAN ESTIMATE DELIVERY OF ONE TON OF OIL TO CEYHAN PORT
By the current estimates of traders operating in the regional market, delivery of one ton of oil from the Caspian lowlands up to the Turkish port of Ceyhan will make about $61-62 per ton (some $8,31/barrel), the source from one of the tradersвЂ™ companies told Trend.
Traders are currently making various estimations within the prospects of the oil delivery from Kazakhstan to terminal in Sangachal. В"The price of delivery of one barrel oil as $8,31 is rather attractive on the background of todayвЂ™s world prices for energy carriersвЂќ, the source pointed out.
According to the data, the Kazakhstan Railway studies the possibility of increasing the throughput capacity of its infrastructure, leading to the Aktau port, from where the oil will be transported by tankers to Baku.
But some other sources at the Caspian oil transportation market say, that under the current estimates, starting with 2008-2009 the BTC oil pipeline may remain without the oil of the third parties, as the peak production of big volumes from the Azeri Chirag-Gyuneshli (ACG) and the condensate from Shah-Deniz may occupy all the pipelineвЂ™s capacities.
В"After 2009, when 50 million tons of oil will be extracted from ACG, around 42 million tons of oil will be pumped through the BTC, and the remaining volume will be exported through the Baku-Supsa pipeline.
Thus, the total pumping of the crude oil through the BTC will be up to 50 million tons, including the condensate from the Shakh-Deniz, and 7,5 million tons from Kashagan, the sources indicate.