Transneft complained about the criminal situation in the port of Makhachkala

The transit of Caspian oil via the Makhachkala port and pipeline to Novorossiysk may be terminated due to conflicts of its suppliers with the company “Dagnefteprodukt”, which owns located at the port oil terminal, warns the company “Transneft”.

“The criminal situation on JSC “Dagnefteproduct” and the inaction of the Republican administrative structures actually leads to the closure of export flows of Caspian oil via the only infrastructure of the Russian Federation, state-owned. The closing, and as a result, and the loss of transit link will redirect the potential oil volumes in such corridors, as BTC and ports of Georgia”, — stated in the message “Transneft”.

According to her, over the last three years, LUKOIL has almost halved the amount of shipped oil through the Makhachkala oil, and after him to refocus on the oil pipeline of Baku — Tbilisi — Ceyhan (BTC) can and Turkmen oil producers.

In “Transneft” have explained that they regularly receive from shippers ‘ complaints about loss of oil during transshipment from tankers. Under current regulations, the losses by pumping from the tankers to storage tanks should not exceed 0.2%, but in 2015, the average volume of oil lost, according to the Turkmen oilmen, was 0.44%, and in the first quarter of 2016 rose to 1.43%.

“In may 2016 AO Dagnefteprodukt”, taking 5 thousand tons of Turkmen oil, refused to hand over this amount to the system of Transneft and is currently trying to force the resource owner to sign the act on the formation of “dead” residues in the tanks of the oil depot”, — stated in the message “Transneft”.

In turn, the specialists of JSC “Chernomortransneft” (“daughter” of “Transneft”) repeatedly documented the poor quality supplied by it “Dagnefteprodukt” oil. Only for the first three months of 2016 Chernomortransneft 16 times has stopped accepting oil from reservoirs “Dagnefteprodukt” due to the high content of water and other shortcomings.