Transneft will launch the second stage of ESPO 2 years before the plan.

Transneft "is planning to launch the second phase of the pipeline" Eastern Siberia — Pacific Ocean "(ESPO) in October-November 2012, that is two years ahead of schedule. This was the vice-president Mikhail Barkov the forum" Russian Fuel and Energy Complex in the XXI century "transmits "Interfax".

With the help of the ESPO oil is transported to the Asia-Pacific region, especially in China. The pipeline connects the fields of Eastern Siberia with the city of Skovorodino in the Amur region, and then transports the raw materials in two directions: to the seaside port Koz’mino and Daqing in China.

The first phase of the ESPO was launched at the end of 2009. At the beginning of 2011 started a special branch of the oil pipeline to China from Skovorodino to Daqing. The second stage of ESPO will link Skovorodino to the Pacific coast, in addition, at this stage it is expected to increase the capacity of marine oil terminal.

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