Kazakhstan Extends Oil Exports To Germany

Germany has agreed to extend Kazakh oil imports for six months (January-June 2024) with a transportation volume of 100,000 tons per month. This comes as a result of a February 6th meeting between the chairman of Kazakhstan’s national oil and gas company KazMunayGas, Magzum Mirzagaliyev, and Johannes Bremer, the chairman of Rosneft Deutschland.

Rosneft Deutschland GmbH is the third largest petroleum processing company in Germany. It is now under German government control, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the introduction of EU sanctions on Russian oil imports. 

Mr Mirzagaliyev and Mr Bremer announced that in 2023, 993,000 tons of Kazakh oil were transported through the Druzhba oil pipeline in Russia in the direction of Germany. 

KazMunayGas’ head said that Kazakhstan was interested in increasing its oil exports to Germany. “I am confident that joint activities will be mutually beneficial and long-term for the benefit of the economies of our countries,” said Mirzagaliyev.