Kuyumba-Taishet Oil Pipeline

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Kuyumba-Taishet Oil Pipeline 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 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. The map represents both Phase I and Phase II, because the start and end points of each phase are unknown.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Transneft[1]
  • Current capacity: 172,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 695 kilometers / 432 miles
  • Oil source: Kuyumba and Yurubcheno-Tokhoma fields, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2017


On 17 April 2012, the Russian government issued Decree No. 532-r implementing the project.[1] Construction commenced in December 2013.[2]

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][2]

Phase II Project Details

  • Operator: Transneft[1]
  • Proposed capacity: 128,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 695 kilometers/ 432 miles
  • Oil source: Kuyumba and Yurubcheno-Tokhoma fields, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2023

Phase II Background

Stage 2 will increase the pipeline's throughput capacity to 15 million tons per year, scheduled to be completed in Q4 2023.[1][3]

Environmental and Social Impact

The pipeline crosses 113 small and seven major rivers in Russia.[2]

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."[2]

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