In the 1950s, the USSR pipeline transportation system grew its industrial facilities and reached the length of 66.7 thousand kilometers in 1991. It was obvious that over the years the problem of ensuring reliability and safety of pipeline operations would become more and more serious, given the said giant sizes. Transportation at high pressure of huge quantities of an aggressive product such as oil required special attention to preservation of integrity of oil product trunk pipelines, prevention of failures and accidents. Therefore, problems of reliability and safety of the oil pipeline system were a prime focus of Transneft Company which became the legal successor of the Main Production Department of Oil Transportation and Supplies (Glavtransneft) of the USSR Ministry of Oil Industry in 1993.
Sector: Oil & Energy
Year Established: 1950