Middle East Economic Survey
Russia Plans Oil Exports Via Kazakh-China Pipeline
The president of Russias pipeline monopoly Transneft, Semyon Vainshtok, on 17 November said Russia plans to use the Kazakh-China crude pipeline to export Russian crude to China. The Kazakh section of the 1,240km pipeline is due for completion in December. Linefill is scheduled to begin in early 2006 and deliveries to China are expected during the second quarter. Russian crude...