WATCHING THE WORLD TURKEY'S PIVOTAL ROLE IN C.I.S. EXPORTS
The agreement between Azerbaijan and Turkey to build a $1.4 billion pipeline to carry crude oil from Baku to Turkey's Mediterranean Coast shows Turkey's zest for a role in the supply of C.I.S. hydrocarbons to the West. The 660 mile pipeline will carry as much as 800,000 b/d of crude oil from Azeri, Chirak, and Guneshli fields in the Caspian Sea through Iran and the autonomous republic of Nachichevan into Turkey (OGJ, Mar. 15, p. 32).