Astana, January 4 - Neftegaz.RU. The cost of transporting oil from Russia through Kazakhstan to China is fixed until 2023, the Kazakh national company KazTransOil reports. The press service of the company states that the tariff was approved by the order of the Kazakh Minister of Energy and will be $ 15 per ton for the next 5 years from 2019 excluding VAT.
The amount of Russian oil that is planned to be pumped through the territory of Kazakhstan is also stipulated, it will amount to 10 million tons of oil per year. At the same time, the general tariff consists of several components, the press service noted.
So, on the section from the Russian border to the border of Kazakhstan, which includes oil transhipment at the pumping station Atasu, the transportation of 1 ton of oil will be $ 4.2. Already from the Atasu station in Kazakhstan to the Chinese Alashankou, the tariff is set at $ 10.77 per ton, excluding VAT, the company noted.
KazTransOil is the largest oil pipeline company of Kazakhstan, providing services for the transportation of oil to the domestic market and for export. The company is the owner of the largest trunk oil pipeline system in Kazakhstan, the combined length of which is 5,376.625 km. (taking into account 71.7 km of the Kenkiyak-Orsk oil pipeline, which is located in Russia and is on the balance of the KazTransOil Office in Samara).
In accordance with the Resolution of the Kazakh Government dated October 8, 2012, KazTransOil was determined as the national operator of the main oil pipeline. KazTransOil owns Petrotrans and a 100 % share in the authorized capital of Batumi Oil Terminal, through which the Batumi sea port is directly managed.
The ownership of Batumi Oil Terminal provided Kazakhstan’s oil and oil products with a direct transport corridor to the Black Sea market.