10 Mar 2022 08:06

Anti-Russian sanctions do not affect Kazakh oil transportation, export continues as usual - Kazakh energy minister

NUR-SULTAN. March 10 (Interfax) - There are no impediments to Kazakh oil transportation, and the process continues as usual, Kazakh Energy Minister Bolat Akchulakov said.

"There are no barriers, refusals or sanctions in regard to Kazakh oil, everything goes as usual. We are continuously monitoring the situation," Akchulakov told reporters in response to a question about sanctions against Russia and their impact on Kazakh oil transportation.

There are no plans for now to decrease Kazakh oil exports or change transit routes, he said.

"Obviously, various options and export routes are being considered. There are no sanctions at this point, so we do not seek to reroute supplies. We will be working as agreed, as usual, through the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Atyrau-Samara," Akchulakov said.