Tikhoretsk-Tuapse 2 Oil Pipeline
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Tikhoretsk-Tuapse 2 Oil Pipeline is an operating oil pipeline in Russia.
The pipeline originates in Tikhoretsk, Krasnodar Krai and terminates in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai.
- Operator: Transneft
- Current capacity: 280,000 barrels per day
- Proposed capacity:
- Length: 247 kilometres / 153 miles
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 2014
The 247-km long pipeline transports crude oil to the Rosneft Tuapse oil refinery on the Black Sea.
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. 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, with photos of the spill showing extensive coverage, suggesting initial company estimates regarding the amount spilled could be an underestimate.
Articles and resources
- Tikhoretsk-Tuapse 2 Oil Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
- Remediation of Consequences of the Incident at the Tikhoretsk-Tuapse-2 Trunk Pipeline Under Construction, Rosneft, 26 Dec. 2014
- Oil Spill Threatens Black Sea Coastline, The Medi Telegraph, 26 Dec. 2014