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Russian oil firm Rosneft has stated its aim to start selling fuel in Italy. The Mediterranean country represents a decent prospect for Rosneft as the lack of price competition would provide it with an opportunity to undercut its rivals.
Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 29 July: The Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin minesweeper, a fundamentally new mine defence vessel, has joined the Novorossiysk naval base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Feature: Chinese students from quake-hit regions embrace Black Sea TUAPSE, Russia, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Walking on the beach, Chen Sai, a boy who had just had his first swim in the sea, wiped off the water on his face and said to his friends happily: "It's so salty, the sea water!" About 200 students from China's quake-affected areas were sent to Russia's Krasnodarskiy Kray for rehabilitation.
From $800 million to just over $1 billion -- that's how much of a jump there is in the latest construction cost estimate for the Lake Powell pipeline project, the Utah Department of Natural Resources announced Friday.
Romania involved in developing pan-European oil pipeline BUCHAREST, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Romania, represented by Oil Terminal and Conpet, has signed the memorandum and articles for associating to the company that will develop the pan-European oil pipeline project (PEOP), said a news release sent to the Bucharest Stock Exchange on Thursday.
Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Izmir, 13 July: Turkey's Energy Minister Hilmi Guler said Sunday that an American oil company asked for permission from their ministry to seek oil in the Black Sea.
Black Sea saltwater threatens wildlife ANKARA, July 7 (Xinhua) -- A recent intrusion by Black Sea saltwater into the wetlands of the Kizilirmak Delta in Turkey has increased salt levels in the area's lakes, with negative effects on wildlife in the region, local Today's Zaman reported on Monday.
MOSCOW. June 30 (Interfax) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Greek Parliamentary Speaker Dimitris Sioufas, who is on a visit to Moscow, discussed progress in the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline and of the South Stream gas pipeline.
MOSCOW. June 25 (Interfax) - Preliminary estimates of the cost of the Burgas-Alexandroupoli oil pipeline stand at 1.5 billion euro, Nikolai Seryogin, a member of the Supervisory Board at Trans Balkan Pipeline BV, who represents Gazprom Neft (RTS: SIBN) in the project, told journalists.
MOSCOW. June 25 (Interfax) - An updated feasibility study of the project for the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupoli oil pipeline will be ready by late 2008 - early 2009, Project Manager Nikolai Seregin of Gazprom Neft (RTS: SIBN) told journalists.
The black sea urchin (Diadema antillarum), also known as the lime sea urchin or the long-spined sea urchin, is a species that can be found in the Caribbean basin and the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It prefers to inhabit coral reefs in these areas and resides at depths of up to 32.8 feet. This species has a test, or outer shell, that is similar that of most species of sea urchin. However, this species has longer spines, a trait from which it derived one of its common names. These...
The Sea of Marmara, or otherwise known as the Sea of Marmora or the Marmara Sea, is the inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea, thus dividing Turkey’s Asian and European parts. The Bosphorus strait connects it to the Dardanelles and the Black Sea to the Aegean. The sea has an area of 11,350 square kilometers (280 kilometers x 80 kilometers) with the greatest depth reaching 1,370 meters. The salinity of the sea averages about 22 parts per thousand, which is slightly...
The Aegean Sea is a stretched out embayment of the Mediterranean Sea that is located between the southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas. Northwards, it’s connected to the Marmara Sea and the Black sea via the Dardanelles and Bosporus. The Aegean Islands are located in the sea and some bordering its southern periphery, including Rhodes and Crete. This Aegean region consists of 9 provinces in southwestern Turkey, partly bordering on the Aegean Sea. It was traditionally known as...
The Sea of Azov, known is Classical Antiquity as Lake Maeotis, is a sea towards the south of Eastern Europe. It’s linked by the narrow Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea towards the south and is bordered in the north by mainland Ukraine, in the east by Russia, and in the west by the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The Kuban and Don are the major rivers that flow into the Sea of Azov. This sea is the shallowest in the world with the depth varying between 2 ft 11 inch and 46 ft. There’s a...
The Black Sea is a sea located in south-eastern Europe. It’s bordered by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is eventually connected to the Atlantic Ocean by means of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and a variety of straits. The Bosphorus Strait connects it to the Sea of Marmara, and the Strait of the Dardanelles connects that sea to the Aegean Sea area of the Mediterranean. These waters divide eastern Europe and western Asia. The Black Sea is connected to the Sea of Azov by the...
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