Eastern Siberia Pacific Ocean Oil Pipeline

Summary Information

The pipeline is also known as ESPO

  • Source: Russia
  • Destination: China / Pacific Ocean
  • Ownership: Transneft
  • Website: http://www.transneft.ru/
  • Length: 2,694 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 30 million tons per year, 600,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: REB

The Route

  • The first phase of the pipeline consists of a 2,757km (1,713 mile) section from Taishet in Irkutsk Oblast to Skovorodino in Amur Oblast
  • Oil is supplied to China via the Russia China Crude Oil Pipeline
  • The second phase of the pipeline will is a 1,963km (1,210 miles) section from Skovorodino to the Pacific Ocean terminal at Kozmino.

Pipeline Status

  • The first stage of ESPO completed and commissioned in December 2009
  • The first oil passed through the pipeline in November 2010
  • Phase 2 is now in operation

History

  • 2009 - The first stage of ESPO was completed and commissioned
  • 2010 - The first oil passed through the pipeline
  • 2011 - Mechanical completion of the second phase
  • 2012 - Rosneft and Transneft Sign Cooperation Agreement for Construction of ESPO Pipeline Offshoot Linking to Komsomolsk Refinery
  • 2012 - Phase 2 of the pipeline is opened
  • 2014 - Construction started on Komsomolsk refinery link

Other Information

  • The project will allow Russia to divert significant volumes of crude away from European markets, to the growing markets of Asia.
  • Crude is supplied by the Vankor Oil Field and the Samotlor Oil Field

Links

  1. Rosneft Started Oil Deliveries to ESPO Pipeline to China
  2. Tomorrow will see the last joint welded of ESPO-2
  3. Rosneft and Transneft Sign Cooperation Agreement for Construction of ESPO Pipeline Offshoot Linking to Komsomolsk Refinery
  4. The second phase of the "Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean" pipeline system put into operation
  5. Rosneft started construction of oil pipeline to Komsomolsk refinery
  6. Rosneft and Transneft Sign Tariff Agreement for the Construction of ESPO Pipeline Offshoot to Komsomolsk Refinery

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