The shipment of Kazakhstan oil via the BTC Pipeline through Azerbaijan has started

According to the statement made by Azerbaijan State Oil Company (SOCAR), the first batch of oil extracted from Kazakhstan’s Tengiz field was transported by tanker from Aktau Port to Sangachal terminal on 23 March.

In the statement, it was noted that the shipment was carried out within the framework of the agreement signed between SOCAR and Kazakhstan’s KazMunayGaz company, which envisages the passage of 1.5 million tons of oil per year.

It is planned to make 12-14 tanker trips per month.

It is stated that it is planned to make 12-14 tanker trips per month over the Caspian Sea until the end of 2023.

The Kazakhstan government, which turned to new routes for oil exports due to the Russia-Ukraine war, announced that they would start shipping via BTC from the Caspian Sea by 2023 and that they were working on the Baku-Supsa and Baku-Batumi pipelines.

Kazakhstan President Kasım Cömert Tokayev also announced that they plan to increase the oil transportation volume on the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (Central Corridor), where the BTC line is located, to 20 million tons per year.

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