- 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
- Needs increasing amounts of energy to fuel its rapid economic growth
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