Kazakhstan Makes Tax Claims against Agip KCO Consortium
Kazakhstan, Astana, /corr. Trend K.Konirova / The Government of Kazakhstan notified Agip KCO Consortium, who is involved in the development of the large-scale oil field 'Kashagan', of the need to make tax payments, Kazakhstan's Deputy Finance Ministry, Daulet Ergojin, reported to a Trend special correspondent. He did not divulge the amount specified in the notification.
Tax inspections for Agip KCO Consortium commenced last year.
According to Ergojin, Agip KCO has 30 days make an appeal of the notification.
The oil from 'Kashagan' is expected to flow after 2010. Part of the oil will be transported via the Caspian to Baku for further transportation via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.