Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 21

22-May-2006

CASPIAN

Future Gas Production Leads Kazakhstan To Revisit Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline

The time is approaching when Kazakhstan will have to make important logistical decisions about transport routes for its hydrocarbon exports. How much longer can Astana rely on the goodwill of the Russian Federation to transport its burgeoning production to foreign markets? Is shipping crude across the Caspian or even opting for US and EU-backed pipelines...