Kazakhstan and Russia have achieved preliminary agreement on the transit of Russian oil via Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan, general director of the KazTransOil closed company Askar Smankulov told a press conference in Astana on Wednesday.
According to him, some 3 million tons of oil are to be transited.
Oil is to be transported via a pipeline, starting in Omsk (the south of Siberia), which was constructed in the Soviet times.
Several Russian companies are planning to transit oil to Turkmenistan for processing, Smankulov said.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year