Grozny-Tuapse pipeline

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Grozny-Tuapse pipeline is a 618 km long pipeline connecting oil fields near Grozny, Russia, with sea port Tuapse.


The pipeline runs from Grozny, Russia to Tuapse, Russia.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Russia government
  • Current capacity: 34,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 618
  • Status: Retired
  • Start Year: 1928


The pipeline was launched in 1928, designed by Vladimir Shukhov. The annual throughput of the pipeline along with its 11 pumping stations was 1.5 million tons. It used 10-in pipes, both welded and weldless. In 1938, oil extraction in Krasnodar territory near Maykop began. The main pipeline was used as a products pipeline, while its end part transported oil from the Krasnodar fields to Tuapse.

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