Basis for Implementation of the Project:
- The agreement between the Russian Government and Chinese Government on cooperation in the oil industry, dated 21 April 2009;
- The agreement between the Russian Government and the Chinese Government on expansion of cooperation in crude oil trading, dated 22 March 2013, which provides for increase of oil supplies via the Skovorodino – Mohe oil pipeline:
- by 5 MTPA starting on 01 January 2015, as compared to the actual volume (up to 20 MTPA);
- by 15 MTPA starting on 01 January 2018, as compared to the actual volume (up to 30 MTPA).
- The agreement between Transneft and Rosneft On Setting Tariffs to Expand the Throughput Capacity of the Skovorodino – Mohe Oil Pipeline.
The Goal of the Project:
Ensuring oil supplies to the People’s Republic of China.
Construction of the Oil Pipeline
The Skovorodino – Chinese border oil pipeline is an offshoot from the ESPO pipeline system, meant for the export of Russian crude oil to China. The length of the Russian section is 64 km, with the diameter of 720 mm. Oil delivery is carried out at Dzhalinda custody transfer point.
The facility was commissioned in 2010, while commercial oil supplies to China were launched on 01 January 2011.
Development of the Oil Pipeline
Dzhalinda custody transfer point and the existing oil pumping stations were revamped, the tank farm’s volume was enlarged by 150,000 m3, which increased the oil pipeline’s throughput capacity to 30 MTPA.
The project was delivered in 2017