Caspian Pipeline July Crude Exports Fall 2.6% From Year Earlier

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium, the only operator of a crude export pipeline in Russia with foreign shareholders, said oil shipments through its terminal at Novorossiysk fell in July.

The terminal pumped 2.558 million metric tons, or 20.2 million barrels, down 2.6 percent from 2.625 million tons a year earlier, CPC said on its website.

The CPC pipeline, whose biggest corporate shareholder is Chevron Corp. with a 15 percent stake, runs from Kazakhstan to the Black Sea. Russia owns 31 percent while Kazakhstan owns 20.75 percent. Exxon Mobil Corp., OAO Lukoil and a joint venture between OAO Rosneft and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are among other shareholders.

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