Kazakhstan interested in ensure the smooth supply of oil and oil products in world markets, including through the territory of Azerbaijan. The deputy minister of energy of Kazakhstan Magzum Mirzagaliev said about it. According to him, cooperation in the oil and gas industry is strategically important for Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
"As you know, at the end of 2016 Kazakhstan came to commercial production in the field Kashagan, in connection with than kazakhstan side is interested in ensure the smooth delivery of oil and oil products in world markets, including through the territory of Azerbaijan. In the case of handling Kashagan oil through Azerbaijan as alternative route is considered the pipeline Baku - Tbilisi - Dzhejhan (BTC)", - Trend quotes Mirzagaliev.
Deputy minister said that BTC not used with the second half of the 2015 in connection with the extension of the system CTC [Caspian pipeline consortium].
"The prospect of the resumption of transportation kazakhstan oil through the port Aktau the transit through Azerbaijan at the system of the pipeline Baku – Tbilisi - Dzhejhan will depend on economic attractiveness of this route for kazakhstan oil companies," said deputy minister.
He added that one of the main issues Kazakh-Azerbaijani cooperation in the oil field is transportation kazakhstan oil through the territory of Azerbaijan in the direction of the Batumi oil terminal (BNT) in Georgia.
"Transportation of Kazakhstan oil in the direction of the Batumi oil terminal is conducted by multimodal scheme "Aktau – Baku - Batumi": "Aktau - Baku" – tanker transportation; "Baku - Batumi" – rail transportation. In 2016 the volume of handling of oil and oil products through the Batumi oil terminal was about 3,4 million tons, and for the nine months of the current year - 1,599 million tons.
For further download BNT AO Kaztransoil" on a permanent basis holds the appropriate work with all the participants of the transport of the corridor, including the Azerbaijani side and potential shippers," said Mirzagaliev.