Today the construction project of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline appear as an intensive topic from the standpoint of political discussion. If a political decision is made and the gas pipeline is constructed and if this project appears economically profitable, Kazakhstan may join the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline, Per Eynar Rettedal , the head of the representation of Norwegian Statoil in Kazakhstan, exclusively informed the special correspondent of Trend in Astana.
Kazakhstans joining will be possible, if it is economically available for the country. However, maybe Gasprom doesnt agree with this decision, because it is not interested in transporting the Kazakhstan oil to Europe beyond their system, he told.
It is necessary to note that Statoil is a commercial operator on transportation of the gas from the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz field to Turkey. The gas pipeline passes in parallel with Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. BP is the technical operator.
Our company actively works on the marketing of the gas and we are interested in access to new markets told the head of Statoil in Kazakhstan.