LUKoil will not take part in the construction of the oil pipeline Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan. LUKoil President Vaghit Alekperov has made this statement after a meeting with Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Alma-Ata.
According to Alekperov, the planned volume of oil transportation through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline is for Azerbaijani oil only. This is only about 40m tons and this volume does not solve the problem of transporting Russian or Kazakhstani oil, he added.
The Russian Federation regrets that Erdogan’s statements on Crimea were made at the time when preparations for his visit to Russia are under way