Russian official assures China on spur line

Russia will abide by its understandings to build a crude oil pipeline spur from Skovorodino in the Russian Far East to the border with China, according to Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov.

Oct 1st, 2007

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 -– Russia will abide by its understandings to build a crude oil pipeline spur from Skovorodino in the Russian Far East to the border with China, according to Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov.

At a Sept. 28 meeting of a Russian-Chinese commission, Zhukov noted that Russian and Chinese companies have signed several energy agreements over the past few years.

"It is pleasant to note that all these understandings are implemented on time," he said. "This also applies to the Skovorodino-Chinese border oil pipeline project."

The statement followed remarks by Rosneft Deputy Pres. Dmitry Bogdanchikov that Russia should restrict the amount of oil it plans to transport to China via the projected Eastern Siberia Pacific Ocean line (OGJ Online, Sept. 18, 2007).

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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