Kazakhstan to send 100,000 tons of crude to Germany via Druzhba in May

(Reuters) - Kazakhstan's oil exports to Germany via Russia's Druzhba pipeline are expected to reach 100,000 tons in May, pipeline operator KazTransOil said on Wednesday.

That is up from 90,000 tons of Kazakh crude delivered to Germany via Druzhba in the entire February to April period, Reuters data shows.

KazTransOil had planned to deliver 100,000 tons of crude to Germany in April, but only supplied 50,000 tons.

In February, it shipped 20,000 tons of crude to Germany via Druzhba, the first such shipment ever, replacing Russian supplies for German refineries.

The European Union has pledged to stop buying Russian oil via maritime routes from Dec. 5 as part of wider sanctions over Ukraine.

The Soviet-built Druzhba pipeline remains exempt from sanctions, but Germany's refineries in Leuna and Schwedt, connected to the pipeline, have not ordered any Russian crude for this year.

Last year Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft said KazTransOil had requested an additional 1.2 million tons of capacity on the Druzhba pipeline for 2023 to facilitate extra oil shipments to Germany.

Related News

From the Archive



{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}