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June 09, 2006

The Ceyhan Pipeline

Finally this pipeline from Baku to Ceyhan, avoiding both Iran and Russia, is going to be properly used:

Washington scored a significant victory in its contest with Moscow for influence in Central Asia yesterday when Kazakhstan agreed to start pumping oil to the West through a British Petroleum pipeline that bypasses Russia and Iran.

I’m pretty sure this is the one that was originally bankrolled by the Government of Oman. Still, just to give you an idea of the timescales of the oil industry: back in ’92/93 we knew the guys in Moscow doing the original negotiating to get this route under way. It’s taken this damn long!

June 9, 2006 in Peak Oil | Permalink

Comments

I’m pretty sure this is the one that was originally bankrolled by the Government of Oman.

Not many people know that. Large slap on the back for your doing so.

Posted by: Tim Newman | Jun 9, 2006 10:00:15 AM

The Sin of Omanism. No good will come of it.

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 9, 2006 10:57:59 AM