The second phase of the "Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean" pipeline system put into operation

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OJSC "AK" Transneft "has put into operation the second stage of the pipeline" Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean "(ESPO-2), which allows to increase the overall capacity of the system.

At the launching ceremony of a video conference was attended by President Vladimir Putin. President noted that the project "significantly expands the infrastructure capabilities far eastern regions of Russia." "This year, we bought a product partners from countries such as Japan, USA, Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and a new mix, which is called the" Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean "in the international market . At the conclusion of the second part of the opportunity to expand, they can be brought from 30 to 45 million tons per year, this is a serious event, "- said Putin.

The head of "Transneft" Nikolai Tokarev said that with the introduction of ESPO-2-up "the construction of a single pipeline system from the Baltic to the Pacific." In his words, "the U.S. market through the end point of the ESPO - Kozmino gets 35% of its oil, and about 30% - Japan, China - 25-28%, the rest - Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea." "I think that these proportions will remain," - he explained. According N.Tokareva, to oil supplied via the ESPO was a marker grade, increase the volume of supplies to the pipeline to 30 million tons. "If it happens in the near future, then we can safely say that the world will see a new type of oil. And we are not ashamed of it," - said the head of the pipeline company. "For seven years to build five thousand linear pipeline, 20 pumping stations, thousands of kilometers transmission lines, roads. Regional budget received 43 billion rubles," - said N. Tokarev.

ESPO project is designed to transport oil to refineries in Russia and in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. The first phase of the system was put into operation at the end of December 2009. In the first stage was built pipeline section Taishet - Skovorodino and Kozmino oil terminal on the Pacific coast. From Skovorodino oil is transported to the port by rail. The second phase was built pipeline section from Skovorodino to Kozmino port and increase the power of the sea terminal. Commissioning of the ESPO-II will increase the amount of oil shipped to Kozmino 2 times - up to 30 million tons a year. In 2012, the export of oil through the port of Kozmino can make 15,6-16 million tons, in 2013 - 21 million tons. Given the direction to China (15 million tons per year), in 2013 via the ESPO will be pumped 36 million tons. Transshipment through Kozmino in 2014 may reach 24-25 million tons, in 2015 - 30 million tons. N. Tokarev said that in the short term will remain as delivery to Kozmino oil by rail - about 3-4 million tons per year.

The CEO stressed that the facilities of the port of Kozmino enough to ensure security of supply of oil partners from the Asia-Pacific region. "It is necessary that the Kozmino Russian producers increased volumes, and" Transneft "increase the power of what we are doing. Today commissioned the second berth, which allows to pour into tankers with deadweight of 120 thousand tons, the first dock allows 100 tons. The tank capacity increased to 30 million tons, so in a few years, we have greatly strengthened our capacity to Kozmino. So, the buyer will be more likely to buy, how much he needs, "- said Mr. Tokarev. He said that the market in Asia Pacific capacious enough. For example, last year, China shipped about 20 million tons, of which 15 million - the tube through Skovorodino, and 4 million tons - in Kozmino. In this case, Tokarev said that "Transneft" says economically unprofitable proposal on transit of Russian oil to China via Kazakhstan oil pipeline system Atasu-Alashankou. "We do not support this initiative because the oil transit through Kazakhstan to China coupled with heavy costs for" Transneft. "We are losing revenue. This is a $ 1.5 billion loss for the transit. Money fall out of the budget", - said N. Tokarev. According to him, the transit of oil in this area can be done in the case of compensation budget shortfall of funds. "How dare the issue of compensation, and the issue will be resolved," - said N. Tokarev. He stressed that while "Rosneft" did not apply to "Transneft" to conduct pumping oil in that direction. "We know that there are such plans, but to us with this issue is not addressed," - said the president of Transneft.

Tokarev also said that oil from the system ESPO Khabarovsk refinery will receive in 2014, Komsomolsk - in 2015 "Khabarovsk Oil Refinery first to receive high-quality oil as the first to begin the reconstruction of the factory, the introduction of technologies that reduce contaminants. They financed the infrastructure to serve the oil from ESPO to the plant, "- said Mr. Tokarev. He noted that the Refinery in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is under modernization. In addition, to apply there must build oil drop from ESPO 300 km. Prior to its introduction into service oil will be supplied by rail. "This is a plant of the company" Rosneft ", we agreed with" Rosneft "of parity - to co-finance the construction by an agreed fare, specially established for them. We construct us, and we are compensated by the payment of tariffs ", - he said. According to Tokarev, already started design work on a route-way. President of the company also noted that the presence of oil resources in the region can help lower prices for petroleum products in the region, which are among the highest in Russia. "Oil that comes pipe cheaper than what was being taken, and it's one of the reasons, which gives hope for a price reduction. We are not talking processors and is guaranteed to lower the price I would not. But the presence of oil resources in the region, a factor that prices should be understandable and justifiable, "- said the head of Transneft.

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