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Astana, Kazakhstan • 28 December, 2023 | 14:31
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CPC Resumes Operations After Five-Day Downtime

Oil lifting at the CPC was halted due to adverse weather conditions from December 22 to 26

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On December 28, the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) marine terminal resumed oil transshipments after a five-day downtime caused by harsh weather conditions, QazMonitor reports citing the company’s press service.

Between December 22 and 26, oil lifting at the marine terminal was completely halted due to strong winds and high sea, leading to the withdrawal of tankers to waiting areas. Furthermore, transshipments along the Tengiz–Novorossiysk oil pipeline were stopped from December 25 to 28 due to the overstocking of existing oil storage tanks.

The Consortium reported that due to a brief improvement in weather conditions on December 26-27, the facility was able to load two tankers with a total deadweight of 218,000 tons from the single-point moorings of the marine terminal.

As of December 28, 2023, oil loading continued, and the CPC pipeline system is fully operational.

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