No. 14



CPC Begins Filling Pipeline With Tengiz Crude

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) on 26 March inaugurated its 1,580km crude pipeline with a ceremony in Atyrau to mark the start of filling the $2.6bn transport system with oil from Kazakstans Tengiz field. The CPC pipeline is the first direct route to world markets for Kazak crude, and its coming into full operation in six months time will mark the start of a new era in Caspian oil transportation. The bulk of...