ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan needs to consider the demands from all of its potential energy customers, including Russia and the European Union, the Kazakh premier said.
Topolanek said the EU sees Kazakhstan as a major supplier, notably for the planned Nabucco project, but Masimov said his country needs to consider the needs of all parties, including Russia.
The Kazakh prime minister said a detached interest by European leaders in Nabucco was to blame for his country's blase approach to the $10.7 billion project.
Nabucco would bring natural gas from Central Asia and the Middle East to customers in Europe. Turkey would host a major section of the 2,051-mile pipeline.