9 Feb 2024 13:42

Kazakhstan supplied 100,000 tonnes of oil to Germany in Jan, as planned

ALMATY. Feb 9 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan supplied 100,000 tonnes of oil to Germany in January 2024, as planned, Kazakh oil pipeline operator KazTransOil'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 100,000 tonnes in January 2024," the press service said.

Kazakhstan plans to supply 1.2 million tonnes to Germany via Transneft and Adamowo-Zastawa in 2024 as a whole.

It supplied 993,000 tonnes in 2023. Karachaganak Petroleum Operating provided the oil. The agreement was extended for half a year, through June 2024, with monthly supplies of 100,000 tonnes.

Kazakhstan began supplying oil to Germany through the Druzhba pipeline as part of ongoing efforts to diversify oil export routes.

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, and the final volume would be determined after negotiations.