Kazakhstan launches oil export to Germany

Kazakhstan Materials 23 February 2023 16:09 (UTC +04:00)
Emin Sevdimaliyev
Emin Sevdimaliyev
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 23. KazTransOil, Kazakhstan’s national oil transporter, started receiving oil intended for further exports to Germany, Trend reports, citing the KazTransOil.

The company said that 20,000 tons of oil will be transited to Germany in February via the Druzhba pipeline, running through the territory of Russia. The transit will be carried out in the direction of the “Adamova Zastava” oil delivery point, which then would be transited to Germany.

KazTransOil revealed that 1.2 million tons of oil will be transited in the direction of Germany in 2023.

The export start day was pushed back several times. Earlier, the minister said that existing problems are strictly related to the negotiations process and there are no technical limitations, which could prevent Kazakhstan from exporting the product.

Overall, Kazakhstan was prepared to export up to 6 million tons of oil annually through the territory of Russia. Oil transit of Kazakh crude via the “Druzhba” pipeline to German refineries is exempt from sanctions.