At the end of 2022, Kazakhstan increased oil exports bypassing routes through Russia. Over the past 12 months, the figure reached the mark of 1.8 million tons of raw materials, Reuters reported, citing its own calculations.
A total of 1.8 million tons of oil (36,000 barrels per day) were exported bypassing Russia, an increase of 638,000 tons compared to 2021, the material says.
The main importers of supplies of Kazakhstani raw materials bypassing Russia were Georgia, Azerbaijan, China, and Uzbekistan. At the same time, the vast majority of the oil was sent to China, the article specifies.
Bypassing Russia, 1.26 million tons were delivered to China, 214,000 tons were sent through Georgia's Batumi port, 141,000 tons to Baku refinery, 109,000 tons to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, and 80,000 tons to Uzbekistan, the article says.