Tikhoretsk-Tuapse 2 Oil Pipeline

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Tikhoretsk-Tuapse 2 Oil Pipeline is an operating oil pipeline in Russia.[1]

Location

The pipeline originates in Tikhoretsk, Krasnodar Krai and terminates in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Transneft[1]
  • Current capacity: 280,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 247 kilometres / 153 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2014

Background

The 247-km long pipeline transports crude oil to the Rosneft Tuapse oil refinery on the Black Sea.

Spills

The December 2014 oil spill. Photo Credit: The Medi Telegraph, http://bit.ly/2kNGaLV

On 23 December 2014, the Tikhoretsk-Tuapse-2 pipeline spilled what Rosneft estimated as 8.4 cubic meters of oil at the 242 kilometer mark near Grechesky Village, Tuapse Region.[2] The spill was a result of a landslide, which damaged the pipeline wall. A portion of the spilled oil was emitted into the Tuapse River and oil slicks were detected in the Tuapse Bay. The spill reportedly covered 70,000 square meters,[3] with photos of the spill showing extensive coverage, suggesting initial company estimates regarding the amount spilled could be an underestimate.

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References

Related GEM.wiki articles

Existing Pipelines in Russia

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