Kazakh transport plans unfazed by Russia-Georgia strife

Although Kazakhstan has said it plans to arrange delivery of its oil to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline via Azerbaijan and on to Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi, traders expressed fears, after the Georgia-Russia conflict, about the efficiency of the trans-Caucasus routes and about possible future pressures from Russia.Kairgeldy Kabyldin, chief executive officer of Kazakhstan’s state-owned KazMunaiGaz, recently sought to ease these concerns, speaking with journalists about the strategy of developing oil export routes from his country as well as its participation in several international oil projects.He said the supplies will be transported via the Kazakh Caspian T...

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