Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 12

20-March-2006

CASPIAN

CPC Partners Tire Of Russian Foot-Dragging On CPC Expansion

Western partners in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) appear to be growing tired of Russias foot-dragging on a decision to expand the 1,580km pipeline that is already pumping beyond its design capacity of 560,000 b/d. Russias Interfax news agency quoted Ian MacDonald, CPC General Director, as saying in Moscow on 14 March that a decision to expand the pipeline must be...