Siberia-Pacific Oil Pipeline. Economic and Environmental Impact and Risks of an Oil Terminal in Southern Primorsky Krai

Publication - 8 November, 2005

Amur Leopard

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Executive summary: Transneft, Russia’s state-owned oil pipeline monopoly, plans to build the world’s longest oil pipeline (4,188 kilometers) to transport oil from western and central Siberian oilfields to the Sea of Japan. The pipeline will be Russia's largest federal project to date with total investments estimated at between 11 and 17 billion USD. The two major environmental issues associated with the pipeline are the proximity of the route to Lake Baikal and the proposed oil terminal location on the Amur Bay near Vladivostok. This report will focus on the terminal issue.