Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 29

21-July-2008

CASPIAN

Kazakhstan-China Gas Pipeline Construction Under Way

Kazakh and Chinese officials on 9 July initiated the construction of a section of a potentially historic gas pipeline that could break Russias monopoly over Central Asian gas flows. The 7,000km long gas pipeline system, the largest pipeline in the world if completed, is expected to carry up to 40 bcm/year of gas from Turkmenistan and potentially Uzbekistan to China via Kazakhstan by...