Giant Kazakh oil field in trouble

The world's fifth largest oil field - the biggest discovery in 30 years - will not be able to produce until two years from now. Sulphurous gases have corroded the pipe aimed at transporting the oil to shore.

Photo: Tullow Oil

A massive oil project in Kazakhstan has once again run into serious problems.

The Kashagan oil field, estimated to contain the fifth largest reserves in the world, will likely not start producing before 2016.

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