The Baku–Novorossiysk pipeline is an 1,330-km long oil pipeline, which runs from the Sangachal Terminal near Baku to the Novorossiysk terminal at the Black Sea coast in Russia.
Baku, January 22 - Neftegaz.RU.
Azerbaijan State Oil Company (SOCAR
) and Russian Transneft have signed a deal to pump over 1 million tons of oil through the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline
in 2021, the Russian media has reported with the reference to Transneft
Press Secretary Igor Demin.
Some 85,000 tons of Azerbaijani oil is planned to be pumped via this route in February.
It should be noted that no crude oil was transported via this pipeline from Azerbaijan in January, as all SOCAR volumes were transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline that passes through Turkey.
pipeline was used by SOCAR as an auxiliary route for oil exports.
Azerbaijan has been transporting its oil through the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline since 1997.
Maximum capacity of the pipeline is 105,000 barrels per day.
The pipeline has 3 pump stations - Sangachal, Sumgayit and Siyazan.
The diameter of the pipeline is 530 mm, the length - 1,330 km, out of which 231 km is Azerbaijan
In 2020 SOCAR reduced exports via this route by 30 % to 613,000 tons of oil.