Pipelines, Storage & Power

Russia has no plans to build Trans-Caspian pipeline – diplomat

Moscow does not plan to build the Trans-Caspian Pipeline, a Russian diplomat has said
By Staff reporter 14 September 2018 0 32545

Moscow does not plan to build the Trans-Caspian Pipeline, Igor Bratchikov, ambassador-at-large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in an interview with economic newspaper Kommersant on Thursday.

“As far as Trans-Caspian main gas pipelines are concerned, we have no plans to build them,” he said.

The signing of the convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea by Russia and the other countries surrounding the sea on 12 August had raised hopes for the long-delayed 30 billion cubic metre per year pipeline project...