On September 30, 2020, Caspian Pipeline Consortium remitted $341.01 million to repay in full the debt to the Shareholders. The said amount included CPC-R’s repayment of $295.26 million ($48.74 million was remitted to the Russian Federation budget), CPC-K repaid $45.75 million. Thus, the international Consortium repaid its debt to the Shareholders ahead of schedule. Full repayment was previously expected in 4Q 2020.
It should be noted that the debt arose from the Loan Agreements made in 1997 between the Government Shareholders and Producer Companies as Lenders and Joint Stock Companies CPC-R and CPC-K as Borrowers. Loan repayment to the Shareholders was suspended during the CPC Pipeline Expansion Project and resumed in April 2015.
Shareholder loan balance amounted to $967.77 as of early 2020. The total amount repaid by CPC-R and CPC-K for the loans is $10,843 billion.
The CPC pipeline system is one of the largest investment projects with foreign capital in the energy sector in the CIS. The length of Tengiz-Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km; more than two thirds of all export crude oil from Kazakhstan and crude oil from the Russian fields, including those in the Caspian Region, are transported by this route. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also in poor weather conditions.
CPC Shareholders: Russian Federation (represented by Transneft – 24% and CPC Company – 7%) – 31%; Republic of Kazakhstan (represented by Kazmunaygaz – 19% and Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%) – 20.75%; Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company - 15%, LUKARCO B.V. - 12.5%, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company – 7.5%, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited – 7.5%, BG Overseas Holding Limited - 2%, Eni International N.A. N.V. - 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.