Transneft Baltic and Transneft Upper Volga have finished conversion of the Vtorovo–Yaroslavl section of the DN 500 Kstovo–Yaroslavl–Kirishi–Primorsk petroleum products trunk pipeline (PPTP) for oil transportation.
The crude oil will be transported via this section due to conversion of the DN 800 Gorky – Yaroslavl oil trunk pipeline (OTP) for petroleum products transportation within the scope of the Development of Trunk Pipeline System for Increase of Petroleum Products Supplies to the Port of Primorsk to 25 mtpa investment project (the Sever Project).
Displacement of diesel fuel from the Vtorovo – Yaroslavl section of the DN 500 Kstovo – Yaroslavl – Kirishi – Primorsk PPTP to Yaroslavl IPS’s tank farm was done in February 2018.
Displacement of the diesel fuel was followed by disconnection of the Vtorovo – Yaroslavl section from the petroleum products trunk pipeline at Yaroslavl line operation dispatcher station (LODS) and its simultaneous connection to process pipelines for oil acceptance by Yaroslavl LODS’s tank farm.
Transneft Baltic and Transneft Upper Volga filled the Vtorovo – Yaroslavl oil trunk pipeline (OTP) with oil and put it into operation. The crude oil fed into the system by this section is sent to domestic refining market via the Yaroslavl LODS.
The purpose of the Sever Project is to increase Euro 5 diesel fuel transportation through the Port of Primorsk from 8.5 to 25 MTPA. To meet the purpose, pipeline sections previously used for oil transportation were converted to transport diesel fuel; existing PPTP facilities were revamped. The basis for project implementation was the General Development Plan for the Oil Sector up to 2020, approved by Order No. 212 of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation on 6 June 2011.