Russia To Transport Socar Crude By Rail
Russia痴 pipeline operator Transneft announced on 29 Junethat it would transport Azerbaijani crude oil by rail following the closure ofthe Chechen section of the Baku-Novorossysk pipeline. Rail shipments werescheduled to begin on 1 July. Chronic technical problems and vandalism forcedthe Russians to close the pipeline on 14 June (MEES, 21 June). The crudeoil is produced by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (Socar), which...