Aug 10, 2008

Russian Targets Oil And Gas Pipe Line?

We asked yesterday whether this was about Europe's energy independence from Russia

This from Reuters

TBILISI (Reuters) - Russian fighter jets targeted the major Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline which carries oil to the West from Asia but missed, Georgia's Economic Development Minister Ekaterina Sharashidze said on Saturday.
"This clearly shows that Russia has not just targeted Georgian economic outlets but international economic outlets in Georgia," she said at a news briefing.
There have been no independent verifications of Russian jets targeting the BTC pipeline.

And AFP are reporting that Azerbaijan has suspended oil and gas exports through the Georgian ports of Batumi and Kulevi.