Oil and related shipments from Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi fell 32.8 percent in January-July of 2017 at a year earlier, a senior official in the terminal, operated by Kazakh state firm KazMunaiGas, said on Thursday.
The official gave absolutely no reason for your fall, but KazMunaiGas has rerouted some shipments to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline in 2010. Shipments of crude oil and delicate oil products from Batumi fell to at least one.326 million tonnes from the first seven months of the year from 1.973 million last year, the said. The terminal shipped 3.377 million tonnes of oil and oil products not too long ago, down from three.616 million tonnes in 2015.
Shipments in July declined to 189,274 tonnes from 354,096 tonnes 2009, but up from 144,016 tonnes in June, said the state, who asked not to be identified. Crude and delicate oil products from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are shipped outside of Georgia’s Black Sea ports of Batumi, Supsa, Poti including a terminal in Kulevi.
Some bags are transported across the Caspian Sea in small tankers, unloaded from the Azeri port of Baku after which it sent by rail to Georgian ports for export to the Mediterranean.