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Astana, Kazakhstan • 29 August, 2023 | 15:34

Kazakhstan to Supply 890 Tons of Oil to Germany in 2023

From February to June, the country supplied 390 tons of oil to Germany through the Druzhba pipeline

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On August 27-28, a delegation from JSC NC KazMunayGas (KMG) conducted a working visit to Germany, during which they visited the PCK Raffinerie (Petrolchemie und Kraftstoffe AG) refinery in Schwedt, QazMonitor reports citing the company's press service.

The Chairman of the Management Board of KMG, Magzum Mirzagaliyev, held meetings with Michael Kelner, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection, and Jörg Steinbach, the Minister of Economy and Energy of the Federal State of Brandenburg. The discussions focused on developing cooperation in the oil and gas industry and addressing the risks of potential sanctions amidst the current global tensions.

"Between February and July of this year alone, our country supplied 390 thousand tons of oil to Germany through the Druzhba oil pipeline. In June of this year, during the visit of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to Kazakhstan, KazMunayGas and Rosneft Deutschland (the managing company of the refinery) signed a contract for crude oil supplies," Mirzagaliyev explained.

He added, "As per our plans, the total volume of supplies to Germany in 2023 will amount to at least 890 thousand tons."

The PCK Raffinerie refinery boasts an annual capacity of over 11 million tons of crude oil, fulfilling 90% of the gasoline, diesel, heating oil, and jet fuel needs for Berlin and the federal state of Brandenburg. In 2022, the German government requested that Kazakhstan provide oil to this refinery.

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