MOSCOW, Sept 21 Transneft expects Kazakhstan oil
transit via Atyrau-Samara pipeline at 17 million tonnes this
year, up by 2 million tonnes from preliminary plan, due to start
of supplies from Kashagan oil field, head of Transneft Nikolai
Tokarev told reporters.
He added that Transneft held preliminary talks with
Kashagan shareholders. The production at Kashagan oil field is
expected to start in October and to reach 180,000 barrels per
day by the end of the year.
(Reporting by Oksana Kobzeva, writing by Olga Yagova; editing
by Katya Golubkova)