21 Dec 2009 12:52

KazTransOil ups oil shipment 7% in Jan-Nov

ALMATY. Dec 21 (Interfax) - OJSC KazTransOil put 46.360 million tonnes of oil through its pipelines in January-November, a 7% increase from 43.307 million tonnes in the same eleven months last year, the company press service told Interfax.

Turnover for the period came to 30.609 billion tonne/km (29.612 billion tonne/km one year earlier).

There was 7.017 million tonnes of oil pumped through the Atasu-Alashankou pipeline in Jan-Nov (5.563 million tonnes one year earlier). The transit of Russian oil through the TON-2 line came to 4.853 million tonnes (4.513 million tonnes).

The port at Aktau loaded 8.548 million tonnes of oil onto tankers in Jan-Nov 2009, 1.797 million tonnes more year-on-year.

Oil transported through Atyrau-Samara section of the Ozen-Atyrau-Samara pipeline was 15.982 million tonnes (15.32 million tonnes). That section carried its 17-millionth tonne of oil on Monday, a new record, the press service said. Earlier annual throughput of this section never topped that amount (16.770 million tonnes in 2008), and it was made possible by anti-vortical additives in the Kazakh and Russian pipeline sections.

KazTransOil is Kazakhstan's natural oil pipeline monopoly and part of national company KazMunaiGas.