international magazine
01 / 2005


KAIRAT KRYMOV:
THOROUGH COORDINATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS



Over the past year, Kazakhstan produced a record high 59.22mn t (1.18mn b/d) of crude, 15.4% up on 2003. Operating in a highly competitive market, Kazakhstan's oil transportation sector proved to be up to the challenge. The leading place in the shipping sector belongs to the Kazakh state-owned pipeline monopoly, KazTransOil, both in terms of transportation volumes and diversity of destinations. OilMarket interviewed Kairat Serikovich Krymov, KazTransOil's general director. One conversation covered Kazakh pipeline systems expansion, cooperation with neighbouring countries on crude transits and preserving the quality of crude and opening new export routes