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Rosneft, three years later, suggests Transsefti to return to the idea of ​​building an oil pipeline from the ESPO to the Komsomolsk refinery, anew

Rosneft has once again offered the Transneft company to build an oil pipeline from the ESPO to the Komsomolsk refinery. Nikolay Tokarev, President of the Transneft Company, spoke about this. The branch could have been built in three years, but the company is still studying the project: “We still think, because the issue is new - three years have passed, a lot has changed, and today we cannot immediately give or confirm readiness. We need to make sure that we will not be able to redistribute forces and opportunities to implement the project to the detriment of our investment program ”.

According to Vedomosti, Rosneft is currently supplying oil to the Komsomolsk refinery (capacity: 8 million tons) by rail. In 2012, she was already trying to negotiate with Transneft about the construction of a branch from the ESPO to the refinery length of 350 km to 2017. It was assumed that Transneft would build it itself, and Rosneft would compensate for the costs through a long-term transportation tariff. But, in the end, Rosneft did not agree with the price of construction, which, according to Transneft, amounted to 53 billion rubles. (VAT included). Rosneft itself estimated the project at 47,5 billion rubles, but without taking into account the objects of external power supply and purchase of oil to fill the pipeline. In October 2013, the president of Rosneft Igor Sechin said that the company began negotiations with other contractors.

And Transneft "ultimately disbanded the directorate, who was involved in the preparation of this project," Tokarev said yesterday.

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The pipe is more economical than the railway. After connecting to the pipe, according to the company, the savings could be $ 7 for 1 barrels. (the plant is also not yet connected to the ESPO), Tokarev believes. According to the expert, the previously announced price for the construction of the pipe will decrease, including due to the falling prices for pipes and construction work. Construction costs of Transneft may, as planned, be returned through the tariff, he adds.

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