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Innovative Technique Demostrated By AAAS To Confirm Oil Slicks In Turkmenistan
2013-05-07 09:21:25

American Association for the Advancement of Science Analysis by the nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) confirms the release of oil into the waters of the Caspian Sea off Turkmenistan, and demonstrates an innovative new use of publicly available imaging technology. The work describes "hundreds of instances in which petroleum discharge has taken place near drilling platforms in the Caspian Sea, and another leak adjacent to oil fields on the shores of the...

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2009-05-08 07:25:55

Rising shale gas production in the United States and Canada as well as potential natural gas supplies from Iraq could be pivotal in curbing Russia's ability to organize an "energy weapon" against European consumers, according to a new study released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The study, "Russia and the Caspian States and the Global Energy Balance," examines Russia's evolving energy relations with its Caspian neighbors, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting...

2008-10-10 03:00:29

By Share, Jeff Executive Profile As the world anxiously watches Russian bombs rain their death and destruction over neighboring Georgia, one bears in mind that energy pipelines are one of the key issues that is causing increased tensions between Russia, Georgia and several of its other Caspian neighbors in recent years. As of this writing (Aug. 13), Russia has reportedly stopped its assault short of destroying its pro-West neighbor and Georgia's vital Baku-Ceyhan crude oil pipeline. That...

2008-10-08 03:00:24

By Roberts, John Europe needs oil and gas from the South Caucasus and the Caspian. So while the conflict between Georgia and Russia might appear to be mainly about territory, the biggest practical effects are being felt in energy supply. None of the solutions is especially appetising. a FEW DAYS AFTER THE END OF THE GEORGIAN WAR, MAJOR flows resumed through the twin arteries than carry Azerbaijani oil and gas to Europe: the $4 billion Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline and the $1...

2008-09-27 09:00:25

In an interview with journalists, the head of the Kazakh national oil and gas company KazMunayGaz, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, talks about the strategy of developing oil export routes from Kazakhstan and Kazakhstan's participation in several international oil projects. He attempts to alleviate fears that the recent Russian-Georgian conflict will increase the risk of exporting oil via the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. He says Kazakhstan will not change plans for exporting oil via this pipeline and...

2008-09-25 03:00:27

By Tippee, Bob As Arab oil exporters learned after their targeted embargo of 1973-74, energy has its drawbacks as a tool of foreign policy. The US must take that point now as it reacts to Russia's bloody bullying of Georgia. No one should forget the maneuvering behind the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline and South Caucasus gas line, which parallels BTC as far west as Erzurum, Turkey. The BTC route was not the most economical outlet for Caspian production. But it had a...


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