Transneft’s history and plans

Years Development Stages
Prior to 1993 In 1970, Chief Directorate for Oil Transportation and Supply (Glavtransneft) was established with an eye on transporting crude oil from oilfields to domestic and foreign consumers.
By 1987, 94,000 km of oil and petroleum products trunk pipelines were built across the country.
After the dissolution of the USSR, only about 44,500 km of trunk pipelines were left in the territory of Russia, along with 316 pumping stations and tank farms with the total volume of 13,200,000 m3.
1993 The Council of Ministers (the Russian Government) issued a resolution on the incorporation of the joint-stock oil transportation company Transneft.
2000 An oil pipeline bypassing the territory of the Chechen Republic was commissioned increasing the reliability of Azerbaijani oil transit via the Baku — Tikhoretsk — Novorossiysk route.
Construction of the Baltic Pipeline System (BPS) began, which was the first route for transportation of Russian oil in the north-western direction, independent of transit through the neighbouring states.
2001 Construction of the Sukhodolnaya — Rodionovskaya oil pipeline was completed, allowing to transport Russian oil in the direction of the port of Novorossiysk bypassing the territory of Ukraine.
The first phase of the BPS with the capacity of 12 million tonnes that connected oilfields in the Timan-Pechora Oil and Gas Basin, Western Siberia, the Urals and Volga region to the oil terminal in the port of Primorsk, was commissioned.
2003 The BPS’s throughput capacity was gradually increased to 18 million tonnes and then to 30 million tonnes a year.
2004 Thanks to the construction of extra PSs and an increase in the volume of the tank farm in the port of Primorsk, the BPS’s throughput capacity was brought to 42 MTPA and then to 50 MTPA.
2006 Construction of Phase I of the Eastern Siberia — Pacific Ocean pipeline system (ESPO PS) began, opening a new export oil transportation route and enabling national oil companies to enter markets in Asia and the Pacific.
The BPS’s throughput capacity reached 74 MTPA.
2007 Integration of the petroleum products trunk pipelines operator Transnefteproduct into the Transneft Group system began.
Welding of the first thousand kilometers of the ESPO oil pipeline was celebrated with an offcial ceremony.
2009 The first joint on the Skovorodino — Mohe oil pipeline was welded, enabling supply of Russian oil to China.
Construction of Phase II of the Baltic Pipeline System (BPS-2) began, which was intended for export of Russian oil via the port of Ust-Luga.
Phase I of the ESPO was commissioned. The first 100,000 tonnes of Russian oil were loaded onto the Moskovsky Universitet (Moscow University) tanker in the port of Kozmino.
2010 Construction of Phase II of the ESPO pipeline system began.
The Skovorodino — PRC border oil pipeline was commissioned.
Construction of the Purpe — Samotlor oil pipeline began, which is part of the Zapolyarye — Purpe — Samotlor pipeline system, the northernmost oil trunk pipeline in Russia.
2011 The Purpe — Samotlor oil pipeline was commissioned, which linked the western and eastern parts of the Russian oil pipeline system.
2012 The first batch of Russian oil transported via the BPS-2 oil pipeline was shipped from the port of Ust-Luga.
Construction of the Zapolyarye — Purpe oil pipeline began to ensure crude oil intake into the system of trunk pipelines from new oilfields in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area and the north of Krasnoyarsk Territory.
Facilities of Phase II of the ESPO pipeline system were commissioned, which allowed to transport oil from Skovorodino to Kozmino via the trunk pipeline.
2013 The first joint on the Kuyumba — Tayshet trunk pipeline is welded for oil intake from the Yurubchen — Tokhoma and Kuyumba oil and gas fields to be fed there.
2014 Implementation of the Sever-15 project anticipating development of a trunk pipeline system to build up export supplies of diesel via the port of Primorsk to 15 MTPA started.
2016 The Sever-15 project was completed.
Implementation of the Sever-25 project began to increase export supplies of diesel fuel via the port of Primorsk to 25 MTPA.
The Zapolyarye — Purpe and Kuyumba — Tayshet oil pipelines were commissioned.
2017 Throughput capacity of the Skovorodino — Mohe pipeline was expanded to 30 MTPA.
The Yug-1 Project and the first stage of the Yug-2 project were completed, ensuring diesel fuel supplies to the domestic market along with export to Europe via the port of Novorossiysk in the amount of up to 6 MTPA.
2018 A plant of Russian Electric Motors was commissioned in Chelyabinsk.
Construction of the complex for production of drag reducing agents in the Alabuga Special Economic Zone (the Republic of Tatarstan) was completed.
Construction, installation and commissioning work at the ESPO PS — Komsomolsk Refinery pipeline offshoot was completed.
Throughput capacity of the Usa — Ukhta and the Ukhta — Yaroslavl oil trunk pipelines was expanded.
The system of trunk pipelines was revamped to increase the volume of petroleum products transported to the Moscow area.
The trunk pipeline system was developed in order to increase petroleum products delivery to the port of Primorsk up to 25 MTPA (the Sever-25 project).
The Volgograd — Tikhoretsk PPTP was constructed (a railroad loading rack at Tinguta IPS under the Yug project, Phase II).
The oil pipeline’s throughput capacity was extended to increase supply of oil to TANECO’s refineries up to 14 MTPA.
2019 Throughput capacity of the ESPO-1 pipeline system increasing up to 80 MTPA.
Throughput capacity of the ESPO-2 pipeline system increasing up to 50 MTPA.
Completion of the ESPO PS — Komsomolsky Refinery pipeline offshoot construction project.
Revamping oil trunk pipelines for transportation of 4.5 MTPA of oil to refineries in Krasnodar Territory.