Export supplies of Kazakh oil via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline were disrupted due to the earthquake in Turkey. This was stated by the General Director of Tengizchevroil Kevin Lyon.
According to him, now the Kazakh and Turkish partners are trying to form an alternative route for the supply of black gold.
At the moment, we are working to determine and form such a route, because there will be shipment from Tengiz by rail. Unfortunately, the tragic earthquake affected infrastructure facilities and consequently affected the Ceyhan terminal in Turkey
Kevin Lyon said.
At the same time, the General Director of Tengizchevroil emphasized that today it is not possible to launch test shipments, so the route has not yet been launched.
It should be noted that the main shareholders of Tengizchevroil are American Chevron and ExxonMobil. The oil giants are jointly developing the Tengiz and Korolevskoye fields in the Atyrau region of Kazakhstan.
Recall that a powerful earthquake in Turkey occurred on February 6 this year. According to the country's emergency management, the death toll in Turkey has exceeded 41 people.
On February 20, repeated tremors were recorded near the Syrian-Turkish border in the Turkish province of Hatay in the south of the country. According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center, the earthquake was located at a depth of two kilometers in the village of Defne.