EU study of Caspian area oil, gas pipelines compares routes, costs

Under auspices of the European Union, two studies of pipeline transportation out of Caspian Sea producing areas have concluded that such systems are technically, economically, and environmentally feasible but depend critically on route selection.The studies were conducted by ILF Consulting Engineers, Munich; Kvaerner Process Systems AS, Lysaker, Norway; Snamprogetti, Milan; and Partex-IGE SA, Lisbon, within the frame of the European Union's Tacis INOGATE program. (Tacis = Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States; INOGATE = Interstate Oil and Gas Transports to Europe) Both studies were concerned with the technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of new co...

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