Extending Druzhba still makes sense for more Russian oil exports

Several export proposals have responded to recent and expected growth in Russian crude oil exports. Click here to enlarge imageOne proposal that should be considered was actually put forward several years ago and remains economically and environmentally advantageous: extending the Druzhba pipeline system to Wilhelmshaven (Fig. 1).Stakeholders in the Russian oil industry have been recommending other high-profile projects for increasing export capacity, including:Expansion of the Baltic Pipeline System, proposed by Transneft.Construction of the Murmansk pipeline system, proposed by the Russian oil majors.The Druzhba-to-Wilhelmshaven project was first proposed in the aftermath of the fall o...

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