Kazakhstan will transit 250,000 tonnes of Russian oil to Uzbekistan in 2023 – Kaztransoil
(Added oil import plan details, statistics)
MOSCOW, March 16 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan plans to transit 250,000 to Uzbekistan in 2023. tons of Russian oil, including 25,000 tons in March, pipeline operator Kaztransoil announced on Thursday.
It is planned to transport “through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Uzbekistan on the route Omsk – Pavlodar – Shymkent – Shagyr oil loading ramp (loading into rail tank cars),” said Kaztransoil in a communiqué.
The shipper of the oil is Gazpromneft, the CTO said in response to a request from Reuters.
Uzbekistan signed an agreement with the Russian Federation for the amount of USD 9 million for the transit of 300,000 tonnes of Russian oil via Kazakhstan to the republic’s refineries in 2023.
On February 1, KTO raised the tariff for transporting Russian oil via Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan to USD 27.9 per tonne from USD 25.12 per tonne.
In addition, Uzbekistan agreed with Kazakhstan on the supply of 300,000 tons of oil and petroleum products in 2023 in the amount of USD 150 million, as well as with the Turkmen
Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd
on oil supplies to the Bukhara refinery in 2023 without specifying the quantity.
Uzbekistan’s refineries operate with overcapacity due to the country’s insufficient oil and gas condensate production and are forced to import raw materials and petroleum products from Russia.
Russian producers are interested in increasing exports to the countries of Central Asia in connection with the entry into force in February of another package of sanctions blocking the possibility of exporting petroleum products to Europe.
Exports of oil and gas condensate from Russia by rail in January-February this year. amounted to approx. 126 thousand. tonnes, throughout 2022 – approx. 150 thousand.