Russias national oil pipeline company Transneft is planning to construct an oil shipment terminal at Ust Luga port.
The terminal will receive oil from the main Baltic Pipe System-2 BTS oil pipeline and store and ship it to sea oil tankers.
The volume of oil cargo will be 30 million tons a year at the first stage, and 38 million tons a year when the terminal starts working at full capacity.
The main users of the terminal will be Transneft and the Ust Luga Bunker Complex.
The interdepartmental commission of the Leningrad Oblast plans to consider Transnefts proposal next month.
Transneft began construction of the 1,170 km long pipeline on 10 July, which will carry crude from from Unecha to Ust Luga in the Leningrad Oblast with a branch line going to the Kirishi oil-processing plant.
Construction will be completed in two stages, at the first of which it will have a capacity of 30 million tons a year. At the second stage, total capacity will reach 50 million tons a year.
BTS-2 is planned to start operating at full capacity by the end of 2011.