The national oil transporter KazTransOil has negotiated with the energy company Rosneft to provide services for the transportation of Russian oil through the territory of Kazakhstan to China, QazMonitor reports citing the national company’s press service.
The document builds upon the 2013 agreement between the two countries on cooperation in the transportation field. The new agreement will extend the terms until January 1, 2034, for the transportation of 10 million tons of Russian oil per year to China at the current tariff policy.
The policy follows these terms:
– $4.23 per 1 ton excluding VAT for the oil transshipment to Atasu (Kazakhstan) from the city of Priirtyshsk (Kazakhstan) at the border with Russia
– $10.77 per 1 ton excluding VAT for the transportation to the city of Alashankou (China) from Atasu (Kazakhstan)
In January-April 2023, KazTransOil transited 3.2 million tons of Russian oil to China.
The Atasu-Alashankou oil pipeline is part of the Kazakhstan-China trunk oil pipeline system, a joint venture of KazTransOil (50%) and China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Company (50%). The pipeline has a design capacity of 20 million tons of oil per year.