4 Jul 2023 13:38

CPC intends to fulfill plans for pumping oil despite drawdown in power supply - Kazakh Energy Minister

ASTANA. July 4 (Interfax) - The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) intends to fulfill the planned volume of pumping oil through the system despite the incident regarding the drawdown in the power supply at the Mangystau Nuclear Power Plant, Kazakh Energy Minister Almasadam Satkaliyev said in a statement.

"The CPC has not stopped receiving oil, and the planned volume of pumping will be reached," Satkaliyev told reporters on Tuesday on the sidelines of the government.

Operations at the Atyrau oil refinery and at the CPC-K facilities were suspended the previous day owing to a power drawdown incident at the Mangystau NPP, which supplies manufacturing industries and households of the region with electricity, heat, and water.

The CPC reported that the Tengiz oil pumping station, the Atyrau OPS, the Isatai OPS, and the Kurmangazy OPS have been disconnected from the wind farm until the after-effects of the power drawdown incident at the Mangystau NPP have been fully remedied and the supply of power returned to normal. Backup power sources are currently supplying electricity to the JSC CPC-K facilities, and oil is being received from suppliers as usual, CPC-K assured.