12 Jan 2024 12:37

Kazakhstan supplies 993,000 tonnes of oil to Germany in 2023

ASTANA. Jan 12 (Interfax) - JSC KazTransOil supplied 993,000 tonnes of oil to Germany in 2023, the Kazakh oil pipeline operator's press service said in a statement.

"The volume of Kazakh oil pumped through the trunk pipeline system of PJSC Transneft toward the Adamowo-Zastawa oil delivery point for further supply to Germany totaled 993,000 tonnes in 2023," the press service said.

The supply quota was 1.2 million tonnes.

Kazakhstan transported 843,000 tonnes of oil to Germany in January-November 2023 and planned another 150,000 tonnes in December.

It plans to supply 100,000 tonnes in January and 1.2 million tonnes in 2024 as a whole.

Kazakhstan began supplying oil to Germany through the Druzhba pipeline as part of ongoing efforts to diversify oil export routes. For 2023, KazTransOil had a quota from Russia's Transneft to pump 1.2 million tonnes of oil to Germany. The first batch was supplied in February 2023.

It was reported in August 2023 that Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO), the operator of the Karachaganak field development, planned to transport 1.2 million tonnes of oil via the Druzhba oil pipeline in 2024.

Kazakh Energy Minister Almasadam Satkaliyev said in October 2023 that Kazakhstan could increase oil exports to Germany via the Druzhba oil pipeline from 1.2 million tonnes to 2 million tonnes per year, the final volume would be determined after negotiations.