No. 21



Kazakstan Defends URS

In a diplomatic note dated 27 April delivered to the US Embassy in Almaty, the Kazak Ministry of Foreign Affairs has explained the reasons for the introduction of a Unified Routing System (URS), the crude export arrangement made mandatory for all oil producing firms by KazTransOil, the state pipeline company. In the letter, which is a reply to a diplomatic note dated 12 March, the ministry says that the URS has shown advantages in its...