5 Jul 2023 12:27

CPC still operating amid energy problems in Kazakhstan, has stopped receiving oil at one OPS

MOSCOW. July 5 (Interfax) - The after-effects of the emergency incident within the power grids of Western Kazakhstan have not been fully eliminated to date, the press service of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) said in a statement.

"Owing to the absence of power at two input electrodes from Atyrau-Zharyk, because of the emergency incident at Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC), the Tengiz oil transfer pumping station (OPS) halted operations at 9:39 a.m. Moscow time while receiving oil from TCO [Tengizchevroil]. Moreover, the Atyrau OPS halted operations for receiving oil from all suppliers at 9:42 a.m. Moscow time owing to a power failure from Atyrau-Zharyk. The Isatai OPS also halted operations at 9:42 a.m. Moscow time upon the orders of the CPC MCC because of the respective shutdowns at the Tengiz OPS and the Atyrau OPS," the CPC clarified.