Kuyumba-Taishet Oil Pipeline

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Kuyumba-Taishet Oil Pipeline (Нефтепровод Куюмба-Тайшет) is an oil pipeline in Russia that transports oil produced in the Krasnoyarsk Territory (Kuyumba and Yurubcheno-Tokhoma fields) into the oil trunk pipeline system of Transneft for delivery to Russian refineries and for export.[1] The pipeline connects to the Eastern Siberia–Pacific Ocean Oil Pipeline.


The pipeline originates in Kuyumba, passes through the territory of Evenkia, Boguchany, Nizhny Ingash districts of the Krasnoyarsk Territory as well as the Taishet District of the Irkutsk Region, and terminates in Taishet.

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Project Details, Phase I

  • Owner: Transneft[1]
  • Capacity: 172,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 697 kilometers / 433 miles[2]
  • Oil source: Kuyumba and Yurubcheno-Tokhoma fields, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2017[3]

Background, Phase I

On 17 April 2012, the Russian government issued Decree No. 532-r implementing the project.[1] Construction commenced in December 2013.[4]

The pipeline will be constructed in two stages. Stage 1 was commissioned in January 2017 and involved a 700-km long pipeline with a capacity of 8.6 million tons of oil per year, as well as construction of two pump stations and a 160,000 cubic meter tank farm.[1][4] The pipeline started operating in 2017.[3]

The first phase of the project included the construction of a linear part, two oil pumping stations, creation of a central repair service and a production support base in the Boguchansky district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, as well as the expansion of GNPS-1 "Taishet". The throughput capacity of the oil pipeline reaches 8.6 million tons of oil per year.[5] Total cost of the project (including both Phase I and Phase II, below) was estimated to be 1,696 billion USD.[5]

Project Details, Phase II

  • Owner: Transneft
  • Capacity: 128,000 barrels per day
  • Length: Capacity expansion only[5]
  • Oil source: Kuyumba and Yurubcheno-Tokhoma fields, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Start Year:

Background, Phase II

The second phase of the project was planned to increase the pipeline's throughput capacity to 15 million tons of oil per year. As of 2016, it was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.[6] The second stage is capacity expansion only and would include the construction of two more oil pumping stations on the territory of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Irkutsk Region.[5] Since there have been no recent developments related to this capacity expansion since 2017, we consider this expansion project cancelled.

Environmental and Social Impact

The pipeline crosses 113 small and seven major rivers in Russia.[4]

A RUB232-million partnership between Transneft and the Krasnoyarsk regional government provides "construction of houses in Ekonda, Yessey, Chirinda, and Yukta Settlements of Evenkia; apartments for orphaned children and professionals belonging to aboriginal ethnic minorities were purchased in the Tura Settlement; ethnic resting camps were put into place; a cell tower was erected at the Tilichet Rural Settlement of Nizhneingashsky District."[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Строительство магистрального нефтепровода «Куюмба-Тайшет»". Transneft. Retrieved Aug 4, 2021.
  2. "ПАО «Транснефть» ввело в промышленную эксплуатацию трубопроводные системы Заполярье – Пурпе и Куюмба – Тайшет". Transneft. Jan 18, 2017. Retrieved Aug 4, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Магистральный нефтепровод Куюмба-Тайшет введен в эксплуатацию". Transneft. Jan 18, 2017. Retrieved Aug 4, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Transneft' : Kuyumba-Taishet oil trunk pipeline brought online, 4-Traders, 19 Jan. 2017
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 ""Транснефть" запустила в эксплуатацию нефтепроводы Заполярье - Пурпе и Куюмба - Тайшет". TASS. Jan 18, 2017. Retrieved Aug 4, 2021.
  6. Нефтепровод Куюмба-Тайшет введут в эксплуатацию в два этапа, Tayga, Jan. 22, 2016

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