Transneft has completed filling the Gorky – Yaroslavl section of Sever petroleum products pipeline with diesel and plans to launch test pumping of as much as 250,000 tonnes in December alone.
Thus the total volume pumped in December, as part of Sever project, may come to 1.5 million tonnes including the test pumping.
On Thursday, Transneft also completes filling of the Yug project with petroleum products. The plan calls for the pumping of up to 300,000 tonnes in December within this project, as part of comprehensive testing.
Transneft began filling the Gorky – Yaroslavl section of Sever petroleum products pipeline on 10 November 2017. The project is called to increase the export of diesel fuel from 8.5 million to 25 million tonnes a year via the port of Primorsk on the Baltic Sea. The first phase of the project was completed in 2016; the second expansion phase must be over next year. In particular, within the framework of this project, the pipelines earlier used to pump crude oil are converted into petroleum products pipelines.
Also on 10 November, the Company set to filling with diesel of a petroleum products pipeline of the Yug project – from Volgograd Refinery to the port of Novorossiysk. Due to this project implementation, infrastructure has been created for diesel transportation over pipelines in the direction of Novorossiysk, in the amount of up to 6 million tonnes a year.