Shell Assumes Possible Export of Its Kazakh oil via BTC

Oil&Gas Materials 2 February 2007 13:42 (UTC +04:00)

Kuralbek Keljanov, RD/Shell Deputy Managing Director for Government Liaisons, informed a Trend Correspondent in Kazakhstan that the Company is considering all routes, including the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) main export oil pipeline for its Caspian oil delivery.

Shell is in search of alternatives, because today the capacity of CPC does not allow for the transport of large volumes. Therefore, the company intends to use all transport schemes, including BTC, particularly when oil production from Kashagan commences. There will be large volumes, he stressed.

The company official told that Shell, a member of international consortium Agip KCO; which is involved in the assimilation of Kashagan, signed an agreement last week on the construction of a Kazakhstan transport system which envisages oil delivery to BTC.