Early Start for Oil Line

Energy officials said Saturday that the second section of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline could be put into service in late 2012 rather than the earlier planned 2014, Interfax reported.

"The start of the second part of ESPO, including the Skovorodino-Khabarovsk-Kozmino line, may take place in December of 2012, and not in 2014," the agency cited Deputy Energy Minister Sergei Kudryashov as saying.

(Reuters)

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