ESPO case study

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  • ESPO pipeline will be 2600 miles long when it is completed
  • Run into problems:
  • Amur Leopard
  • Initial route had to be changed
  • Cost has ballooned 
  • Will become an energy pathway for Russia 
  • Energy pathways refer to the flow of energy from a producer and the means by which it reaches the consumer. 
  • The Russian, Chinese and Japanese government are all interested in oil for  a host of geopolitical reasons. 
  • China v Japan needs
  • China
  • Needs increasing amounts of energy to fuel its rapid economic growth 


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