After Russia shut down the pipeline, Kazakhstan said it needed other routes

Tokayev ordered to study the possibility of building a pipeline across the Caspian Sea, a previously proposed project that would bring Kazakh oil to Europe, bypassing Russia.

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday instructed his government to diversify oil supply routes , a day after a Russian court ordered the Caspian Pipeline Consortium to suspend operations for 30 days.

Michael Cooper

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