Regulation and tariffs

Information on rates/tariffs for regulated services

In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “on natural monopolies” (hereinafter - the Law), “KazTransOil” JSC (hereinafter – the Company) is included in the Republican section of the State Register of natural monopoly entities, approved by the order of the Chairman of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for regulation of natural monopolies dated January 24, 2005 №16-PA (primary activity), in the following areas of natural monopoly:
  • services for transportation of crude oil and (or) oil products via trunk pipelines (with the exception of oil transportation for the purposes of transit through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export outside the Republic of Kazakhstan);
  • services of water management and (or) sewage systems;
  • services for transmission and (or) distribution of electricity;
  • services for the production, transmission, distribution, and (or) supply of thermal energy.
According to the Law, tariffs for regulated services of the natural monopoly’s entity should not be lower than the costs associated with the provision of the regulated services, and to provide the possibility of generating profit, ensuring the effective functioning of the entity.

Tariffs for regulated services in the area of natural monopolies are approved by the authorized body - the Committee for Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Protection of Competition and Consumer Rights of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the Committee), which until August 2014 was the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the Regulation of Natural Monopolies (hereinafter – the Agency).

The current methodology of tariffs’ calculation for the transportation of crude oil via the trunk pipelines was approved by the order of the Agency’s Chairman dated January 20, 2014 №13-PA. In accordance with this Methodology, tariffs for the transportation of crude oil through trunk pipelines’ sections are calculated and approved for the transfer of 1 ton of oil per 1000 km.

With the order of the Chairman of the Committee dated August 21, 2015 №347-PA, approved the ceiling levels of the tariffs and tariff estimates for the regulated service on crude oil transportation to the domestic market of the Republic of Kazakhstan via the trunk pipeline systems of the Company for 2015-2019:

Table 1
Service Tariff/rate, KZT for the transfer of 1 ton of oil per 1000 km. (without VAT)
from 01.10.2015 y. from 01.10.2016 y. from 01.10.2017 y. from 01.10.2018 y. from 01.10.2019 y.
Transportation of crude oil to the domestic market 3 225,04 3 547,46 3 902,13 4 292,40 4 721,72

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 15 of the Law, tariffs of the regulated additional services for the transportation of crude oil are approved by the Company’s own order dated October 28, 2015 №112, coming into force from December 1, 2015:

Table 2
Services Tariff, KZT/tn. (without VAT)
1 Loading of crude oil into rail tank cars at T. Kassymov oil pumping station (former – “Atyrau” oil pumping station) 409,57
2 Unloading of crude oil into rail tank cars at T. Kassymov oil pumping station 746,34
3 Transshipment of crude oil to the “Kenkiyak-Atyrau” pipeline at T. Kassymov oil pumping station 80,34
4 Unloading of crude oil into rail tank cars at “Aktau” head oil pumping station 121,00
5 Transshipment of crude oil to the “Kenkiyak-Atyrau” pipeline at “Makat” oil pumping station 1 118,10
6 Transshipment of crude oil at “Kenkiyak” head oil pumping station 89,15
7 Unloading of crude oil at load-unload trestle of the “Atasu” head oil pumping station 373,52
8 Loading of crude oil at load-unload trestle of the “Atasu” oil pumping head station 306,05
9 Loading of crude oil at load-unload trestle of the “Shagyr” oil pumping station 280,90
10 Operator’s activity on unified routing 41,45
11 Storage of crude oil in vertical steel tanks 233,76 KZT/tn. per month

Ceiling levels of tariffs for water supply via Company’s trunk pipelines for 2015 – 2019 years were approved by the Committee’s order dated October 23, 2015 №418-PA, coming into force from December 1, 2015:

Table 3
Consumers group Tariffs, KZT/m3 (without VAT)
Technical Potable
0-449 km 449 km end users Kulsary-Sarkamys Kigach
The population, budgetary and non-profit organizations, as well as other enterprises that provide utility services to the population, budgetary and non-profit organizations 18,72 20,92 39,08 39,08
Agricultural producers 67,38 151,49 95,56
Industrial enterprises and other commercial organizations 247,12 386,5 353,89
Oil and gas producing enterprises 338,54 522,85 495,15

Tariffs for the regulated water supply services through distribution networks and sewage disposal at the “Priirtyshsk” oil pumping station were approved by the Agency order dated November 12, 2014 №284-PA, coming into force from January 1, 2013:

Table 4
Services Tariffs, KZT/m3 (without VAT)
1 Water supply services through distribution networks at the “Priirtyshsk” oil pumping station 35,28
2 Sewage disposal at the “Priirtyshsk” oil pumping station 49,56

Tariffs for regulated transmission and distribution of electricity services were approved by the Agency order dated September 14, 2004 №383-PA, by the order of the Committee dated July 29, 2015 №313-PA, by the order of the Committee dated January 17, 2018 №14-PA, as well as in accordance with the paragraph 3 of Article 15 of the Law, approved by the Company dated October 30, 2015 №114:

Table 5  
Facility Tariffs, KZT/KWh (without VAT)
1 Aktobe oil pipeline branch 0,78
2 Atyrau oil pipeline branch 0,69
3 “Aktau” base of production and technical maintenance and equipment bundling 1,26
4 Pavlodar oil pipeline branch 1,74
5 Karaganda oil pipeline branch 1,13
6 Zhezkazgan oil pipeline branch 0,67
7 Shymkent oil pipeline branch 1,02
8 Mangystau oil pipeline branch 1,07
9 Kulsary oil pipeline branch 0,78
10 Uralsk oil pipeline branch 1,22
11 “Kigach” head water pumping station 0,63
12 “Peterfeld” linear production-dispatching station 1,15

Tariffs for regulated services for production, transmission and distribution of thermal energy were approved by the order of the Agency dated December 25, 2012 №329-PA, coming into force from February 01, 2013:

Table 6
Consumers group Tariffs, KZT/Gcal (without VAT)
Services for production, transmission and distribution of thermal energy Services for transmission and distribution of thermal energy
The population, budgetary and non-profit organizations, as well as other enterprises that provide utility services to the population 1 853 472,81
Industrial enterprises and commercial organizations 12 690,2

Information regarding tariffs for the crude oil transportation for the purposes of transit through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export outside the Republic of Kazakhstan

With the adoption of amendments to the Law in May 2015, oil transportation services for the purposes of transit through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export outside the Republic of Kazakhstan are excluded from the area of natural monopolies.

The tariff on oil pumping through the Company’s main oil pipelines for export outside the Republic of Kazakhstan and the tariff on oil pumping for transit through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan were confirmed by the Company’s Orders No.46 and No.47 accordingly, both dated February 27, 2018. The tariffs came into force from April 01, 2018:

Table 7
Services Tariff, KZT for 1 ton of oil per 1000 km. (without VAT)
Transportation of crude oil for the purposes of export outside the Republic of Kazakhstan 6 398,92
Transportation of crude oil for the purposes of transit through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan via the trunk pipeline’s Kazakhstan sector “Tuimazy-Omsk-Novosibirsk - 2” (TON-2) 4 292,4
The Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan approved by the order dated December 28, 2018 №545, the cost of transportation of Russian crude oil for the period of 2019 – 2023 in the amount of 10 MMT per year via the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the People’s Republic of China at the amount of US$ 15,0 per 1 MT (without VAT), including:
  1. for the section from the border of the Russian Federation – border of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Priirtyshsk) to Atasu (Kazakhstan), including transshipment of crude oil at the HOPS «Atasu» – US$ 4,23 per 1 MT (without VAT);
  2. for the section Atasu (Kazakhstan) – Alashankou (China) – US$ 10,77 per 1 MT (without VAT).
The Acting General Director (Chairman of the Management Board) of "KazTransOil" JSC approved the order No. 223 dated December 23, 2017 with effect from January 1, 2018:
  1. The following tariffs of "KazTransOil" JSC for the services of the transportation of oil of Russian origin by non-residents for the purposes of transit via the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Uzbekistan:
    1) for transportation of oil from "the border of the Russian Federation with the Republic of Kazakhstan to the oil loading station "Shagyr" – in the amount of USD 12.85 per 1 ton per 1000 km (excluding VAT);
    2) for loading of oil in rail tank cars at the oil loading station "Shagyr" - in the amount of USD 0.84 per 1 ton (excluding VAT).
  2. The cost of transportation of oil of Russian origin by non-residents for the purposes of transit via the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Uzbekistan –in the amount of USD 25.12 per 1 ton (excluding VAT), including:
    1) the cost of transportation of oil "form the border of the Russian Federation with the Republic of Kazakhstan to the oil loading station "Shagyr", in accordance with the tariff specified in subparagraph 1) of paragraph 1, noted above, - USD 24.28 per 1 ton (excluding VAT);
    2) tariff for loading of oil in rail tank cars at the oil loading station "Shagyr" – USD 0,84 per 1 ton (without VAT).
The General Director (Chairman of the Management Board) of "KazTransOil" JSC approved the order No.15 dated January 25, 2018 with effect from the signed date:
  1. The following tariffs of "KazTransOil" JSC for the services of the transportation of oil of Russian origin by non-residents for the purposes of transit via the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kyrgyz Republic:
    1) for transportation of oil from "the border of the Russian Federation with the Republic of Kazakhstan to the oil loading station "Shagyr" – in the amount of USD 12,85 per 1 ton per 1000 km (excluding VAT);
    2) for loading of oil in rail tank cars at the oil loading station "Shagyr" - in the amount of USD 0,84 per 1 ton (excluding VAT).
  2. The cost of transportation of oil of Russian origin by non-residents for the purposes of transit via the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kyrgyz Republic –in the amount of USD 25,12 per 1 ton (excluding VAT), including:
    1) the cost of transportation of oil "form the border of the Russian Federation with the Republic of Kazakhstan to the oil loading station "Shagyr", in accordance with the tariff specified in subparagraph 1) of paragraph 1, noted above, - USD 24,28 per 1 ton (excluding VAT);
    2) tariff for loading of oil in rail tank cars at the oil loading station "Shagyr" – USD 0,84 per 1 ton (without VAT).
Tariffs for the regulated additional services for the transportation of crude oil for the purposes of export outside the Republic of Kazkhstan and transit through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan are approved by the Company’s own order dated October 28, 2015 №111, coming into force from December 1, 2015:

Таблица 8
Services Tariff, KZT/tn. (without VAT)
1 Loading of crude oil into rail tank cars at T. Kassymov oil pumping station (former – “Atyrau” oil pumping station) 409,57
2 Unloading of crude oil into rail tank cars at T. Kassymov oil pumping station 746,34
3 Transshipment of crude oil to the “Kenkiyak-Atyrau” pipeline at T. Kassymov oil pumping station 80,34
4 Unloading of crude oil into rail tank cars at “Aktau” head oil pumping station 121,00
5 Transshipment of crude oil to the “Kenkiyak-Atyrau” pipeline at “Makat” oil pumping station 1 118,10
6 Transshipment of crude oil at “Kenkiyak” head oil pumping station 89,15
7 Unloading of crude oil at load-unload trestle of the “Atasu” head oil pumping station 373,52
8 Loading of crude oil at load-unload trestle of the “Atasu” head oil pumping station 306,05
9 Loading of crude oil at load-unload trestle of the “Shagyr” oil pumping station 280,90
10 Operator’s activity on unified routing 41,45
11 Storage of crude oil in vertical steel tanks 233,76 KZT/tn. per month
12 Transshipment of crude oil to the Caspian Pipeline Consortium system at T. Kassymov oil pumping station without heating oil 122,91
13 Transshipment of crude oil to the Caspian Pipeline Consortium system at T. Kassymov oil pumping station with heating oil 128,43
14 Loading of crude oil into tankers at “Aktau” head oil pumping station 403,71
15 Transshipment of crude oil to the “Atasu - Alashankou” pipeline at “Atasu” head oil pumping station 286,13

Other activities

The Company carries out other activities permitted by law and agreed in accordance with the order established by legislation with the Committee.

Services for operation and maintenance of oil pipelines

One of the other activities provided by the Company, technologically related to the main activity, is the services for operation and maintenance of oil trunk pipelines owned by other legal entities.

The Company provides services for operation and maintenance to the following organisations:
  • to Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. – “Aksay - Bolshoi Chagan – Atyrau” pipeline;
  • to “MunaiTas” NWPC JSC – “Kenkiyak – Atyrau” pipeline;
  • to “Turgay – Petroleum” JSC – pipeline from the CPOT at the field to the joint with “Kumkol – Karakoin” pipeline;
  • to “Kazakhstan - China Pipeline” LLP:
    • “Atasu – Alashankou” pipeline;
    • “Kenkiyak – Kumkol” pipeline.
Also, in the scope of other activities the Company provides services for:
  • oil substitution in the system of oil pipelines (SWAP);
  • heating of oil unloaded from railroad tank cars at HOPS “Aktau” and OPS “Atyrau”;
  • passing cleaning the Russian section of "Uzen-Atyrau-Samara" pipeline;
  • measurement of rheological properties of oil to be transported through trunk pipelines;
  • storage and safe custody of chemicals owned by third parties;
  • provision of food, accommodation and transfer to the property lease (rent) of office space in the geographical boundaries of the location of the Company’s trunk pipelines.

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