Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan agree to pump oil around Russia

Astana and Baku are establishing a joint venture that will become a fuel transport operator. The first migration has already been successfully started.

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan will jointly make the oil transition bypassing the Russian Federation. This was expressed by the Minister of Trade of Kazakhstan, Serik Zhumangarin, writing to Kazinform today, April 11.

The minister said that the process has already begun and the first two tankers have been sent.

“Last year KazMunayGas and SOCAR finally signed an agreement, we plan to supply 1.5 million tons of oil through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline from 2023. The process started in March, the first two tankers were sent – this is 20 thousand tons, April 125 thousand tons for the purpose,” said the official.

Azerbaijan, on the other hand, offers other routes bypassing Russia: the Baku-Supsa pipeline (according to unofficial data, we are talking about 5 million tons in 2023) and rail, to the ports of Batumi and Poti.

According to the minister, the parties are now considering the possibility of eliminating bottlenecks during transportation.

“Yesterday [10 апреля] “On this transit route, the issue of creating a joint venture that will be the sole operator with the toll schedule, cheap transit opportunities and the use of innovative technologies was discussed quite confidently,” Zhumangarin said. said.

And we remember that Kazakhstan is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), signed by Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.

Recall that on April 7, information appeared from Russian historian Vladimir Soloviev that the head of the Kremlin also plans to seize Moldova, and then send troops to Georgia, Armenia and Kazakhstan.

On March 17, analysts said that companies in Russia are increasingly seeking help from their partners in Kazakhstan to circumvent Western sanctions for invading Ukraine.

On March 13, Kazakhstan arrested the property of TsENKI (Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Operations Center) operating in Baikonur, a subsidiary of Roscosmos, and sought to repay a debt of 13.5 billion tenge ($26.3 million) from it. plans. ).

Recall that the oil embargo on offshore oil supplies from Russia to the EU came into force. December 5, 2022.

Source: Focus


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