OKTA’s installations are connected with the refinery in Thessaloniki via pipeline that is 213 km long. This investment worth over 100 million dollars was put into operation in 2002 in order to transfer crude oil. At the beginning of 2013, due to halt of the refinery, the pipeline ceased operations. Major investment projects were initiated for conversion of the existing crude-oil pipeline into product pipeline in order to transfer diesel directly to the installations of OKTA. The project of cleaning the pipeline has been completed, awaiting licensing from the authorities.
The pipeline is managed by company VARDAX, a subsidiary of EL.P.ET Balkaniki S.A., with headquarters in Thessaloniki and offices at the premises of OKTA AD - Skopje.