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Russian Pipeline Transiting North Korea Somewhat Unlikely
There apparently is something about building pipelines that causes otherwise rational oilmen to indulge in reveries that would give an opium addict pause.
Two of the most recent ideas for pipelines with a less than rational basis are Nabucco (less than 25 percent of the necessary throughput committed thus far) and the Trans-Afghanistan-India-Pakistan pipeline (running through a country wracked by 32 years of civil war), with the past decade seeing NATO fruitlessly attempting pacification.
Now a third surreal energy corridor has been added, a proposed Russian-South Korean natural gas pipeline transiting Kim Jong-Il's socialist paradise on the Yalu.