Source Pravda.Ru

50% of Russian oil and gas pipelines are in poor condition

50% of Russian oil and gas pipelines are in a poor condition and the average Russian gas pipeline is 22 years old. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, this was announced by Deputy Russian Energy Minister Leonid Tropko yesterday.

The deputy minister said the current volumes of gas and oil produced in Russia can only be transported if the existing transportation system is updated and repaired. He emphasised that insufficient development of the transportation systems are preventing new oil and gas fields from being developed.