The Caspian Sea Pipeline Consortium, the operator of one of the largest pipelines in the world, which supplies oil to Europe from Kazakhstan, has been paralyzed. The court in Novorossiysk made a decision Suspension of activities Comp. For a month now.
Kazakhstan under pressure from Russia? Officially, it’s all about the environment
The decision is officially related to environmental protection. The company has not completed procedures regarding the risk of potential leakage. The closure of the oil pipeline was ordered by Rostransnadzor, the state organization responsible for overseeing the gas transportation system.
However, experts point to a different background. The President of the former Soviet Republic, Kassem Zurmatt Tokayev, recently indicated that his country could take its place Russia As a supplier of the main raw materials. – He said in an official statement that Kazakhstan is ready to use its hydrocarbon potential to stabilize global and European markets.
According to Tokayev, Kazakhstan can act as a buffer between East and West. – He emphasized that our country is committed to developing lasting relations with the European Union, Kazakhstan’s largest trading partner.
Kazakhstan distance itself from the Kremlin? symbolic decision
in June The media Circulating information may prove that Kazakhstan is distancing itself from its former ally. It is alleged that President Kassym Umart Tokayev refused to accept the Order of Alexander Nevsky during the economic forum in Saint Petersburg.
Earlier, the politician had to speak critically about the independence of the separatists Republics Donetsk and Luhansk. He also criticized the issue of other republics that support their independence directly or indirectly Russia. – We do not recognize Taiwan, Kosovo, South Ossetia or Abkhazia. He said that this rule will be applied in the semi-state regions, which we believe are the Lugansk and Donetsk republics. So it is possible that the Kremlin is behind the decision to restrict the operation of the pipeline.
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