India and Kazakhstan have decided to carry out a feasibility study for laying a pipeline connecting the nations. “We agreed to conduct a feasibility study on transportation of crude oil and gas from Kazakhstan to India via a pipeline or as LNG,” petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said after the 12th meeting of the India-Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical Industrial and Cultural Cooperation. Vladimir Shkolnik, energy minister of Kazakhstan, said his country plans to supply energy resources to the growing Indian economy. “ONGC Videsh is working in collaboration with the state energy company of Kazakhstan KazMunaiGaz on the Satpayev block. There has been satisfactory progress on this project. We expect exploratory drilling to commence early next month,” Pradhan said.