CPC guarantees efficient and environmentally safe movement of crude oil

The Project is designed to increase the trunk pipeline capacity

CPC Head’s Press Conference in Astana

-5276212687589725537_121.jpgOn 16 January 2024, in Astana, CPC General Director Nikolay Gorban answered questions from Kazakhstani and international media correspondents.The conversation with the journalists covered the Company's 2023 operation performance and 2024 prospects and other tasks related to the Consortium’s current business.

At the beginning of the meeting, Nikolay Gorban pointed out that 2023 had become a record year in terms of oil transportation volumes in the Company’s history - 63.5 mln. tons of oil, 56 mln. tons of which had come from Kazakhstani Shippers.

The Consortium’s important achievements last year include the following: 12 mln. man-hours without any incidents and 28 mln. km of the total motor vehicle mileage without serious MVAs in CPC-R. These indicators in CPC-K exceeded 1.7 mln. hours and 3.4 mln. km, respectively.

The year was characterized by a high concentration of construction and installation works at the majority of facilities with the implementation of the Debottlenecking Program (DBNP). In 2023, the DBNP was mostly completed, this year the work to construct new external power supply facilities and install variable frequency drive equipment is in progress as part of the Program to improve reliability and cost-efficiency of the entire Tengiz - Novorossiysk Pipeline System.

The upgrade and improvement of CPC Pipeline System are ongoing. About 400 km of the line pipe of the trunk crude pipeline are planned to be replaced in the next few years. CPC already proceeded to replacement of the first 27 km of the line pipe in December 2023. In 2026, CPC plans to start replacement of the two Single Point Moorings that have been in operation since 2001.

In 2023, CPC consolidated revenue amounted to 2.3 billion USD. This indicator is 460 mln. USD, or almost 210 billion tenge for CPC-K. CPC-K net profit is 77 billion tenge. Tax payments for the year amounted to about 80 billion tenge.

According to the 2024 forecast, CPC consolidated revenue will grow to 2.5 billion USD. Then, the forecast CPC-K consolidated revenue will amount to 236 billion tenge, net profit - to 92 billion tenge, tax payments - to 48 billion tenge.

In 2023, 1.34 billion USD were paid to CPC Shareholders as dividends. Among other things, the Consortium paid interim dividends to CPC-K Shareholders in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the first time - 93.5 mln. UDS. 

Translation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy3RWXljSuo

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CPC Pipeline System is one of the major investment projects with foreign capital in energy sector in the CIS. The length of the Tengiz – Novorossiysk pipeline is 1,511 km. This route transports over two-thirds of all Kazakhstan export crude, as well as crude from Russian oil fields, including those in the Caspian Region. CPC Marine Terminal is equipped with three Single Point Moorings (SPM) that allow to load tankers safely at a significant distance offshore, also amid poor weather conditions.

CPC Shareholders: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trust management) – 24%,  IC CPC Company LLC– 7%, KazMunayGas – 19%, Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%, 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. S.ar.l. – 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.