Azerbaijani Ambassador to Kazakhstan Latif Gandilov said the pipeline would transport light crude from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields located about 75 miles off the coast of Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea, the Trend Capital News Agency reported Wednesday.
Gandilov said Kazakhstan expressed interest also in building a new oil pipeline from the Baku ports in Azerbaijan to the Georgian Batumi ports in the Black Sea.
BP runs operations at the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields, which boast an estimated 5 billion barrels of recoverable oil resources.
Azerbaijani oil from the fields was transported through the 514-mile Baku-Supsa line until 2006 when it was closed for repairs. Transportation from Azerbaijan has resumed, however.
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