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Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 21, 2001


U.S.-Kazakhstan Energy Partnership (Fact Sheet)

The Energy Partnership Declaration illustrates U.S. commitment to working with the government of Kazakhstan to promote development of its energy sector in accordance with international standards of responsible economic, social, and environmental management.

Kazakhstan has the potential within the next decade to become the second largest oil-exporting nation in the world. The new Kashagan oil field alone, for example, has oil reserves greater than those of the entire United States.

The Energy Partnership Declaration reaffirms U.S. support for multiple export routes of oil, particularly along the proposed Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline linking Kazakhstan's oil fields to the world markets via Turkey.

It also strengthens cooperation on energy security and enhanced protection of production and transport facilities and promotes further cooperation on electrical power, nuclear energy, and environmental protection.


Released on December 21, 2001

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