Peskov commented on the statement of the President of Kazakhstan on the need to diversify oil export routes

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the statement of the President of Kazakhstan on the need to diversify export routes for Kazakh oil after the cessation of its pumping through the Caspian pipeline to Russia.

Peskov stressed to reporters on Thursday that there are no political motives in the intention of the Kazakh authorities to create alternative ways to export their oil, and said: “It is unlikely that this has political motives.”

The official indicated that Russia was following developments in the temporary closure of the Caspian pipeline, which was decided by a Russian court.

Before that, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that it was important for the government of Kazakhstan to diversify oil supplies.

Most of Kazakhstani and part of Russian oil is exported through the Caspian pipeline, which is one of the world’s largest oil transportation projects and connects Russia, Kazakhstan and international companies.

The pipeline, stretching over 1,500 kilometers, connects the oil fields of Western Kazakhstan with a marine terminal located near the Russian port of Novorossiysk, where tankers are loaded with crude oil from Kazakhstan and Russia and exported to world markets.

And this year, the pumping of oil along the route was stopped twice, the first time due to an accident at an oil pumping station in the port of Novorossiysk, the second due to the discovery of 50 mines from the time of the Great Patriotic War in the Caspian Sea. Sea.

Two days ago, the shipment of Kazakh oil to world markets was suspended for 30 days by the decision of the Novorossiysk city court in the presence of environmental violations.

Source: Interfax

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