Greece's Caspian export alternative bypasses Bosporus Straits

Greece has entered the Caspian Sea export pipeline debate in full force, promoting its own alternative route for bringing Caspian Sea crude to market.A number of Caspian oil projects involving main export pipelines and secondary pipelines have arisen in recent years, sparking frequent and fierce debate about each one's economic and technical feasibility and political viability (OGJ, Apr. 19, 1999, p. 29).Greece's proposal was unveiled with little fanfare more than 4 years ago and has not received the kind of attention some of the more politically embattled pipeline route options have-perhaps largely because it was initially conceived as an option for exporting Russian oil, whereas...

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