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2008-08-15 09:00:57

An Azerbaijani political analyst has said that the US intervention in the Georgia-Russia conflict is a positive development for Baku's energy projects. In an interview with independent newspaper Ekho on 15 August, Azerbaijani independent political expert Rasim Musabayov said that US forces in Georgia could secure strategic energy projects of Azerbaijan, which pass through Tbilisi: the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline. "The presence of US forces in...

2008-08-15 06:00:35

By Jad Mouawad When the main pipeline that carries oil through Georgia was completed in 2005, it was hailed as a major success in the U.S. policy to diversify its energy supply. Not only did the pipeline transport oil produced in Central Asia, helping move the West off its dependence on the Middle East, but it also accomplished another American goal: It bypassed Russia. U.S. policy makers hoped that diverting oil around Russia would keep it from reasserting control over Central Asia and...

2008-08-14 06:00:42

Text of report by Azerbaijani website Day.az on 14 August 14 August: We decided today to resume operations of the South Caucasus gas pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum), Tamam Bayatli, head of BP Azerbaijan's press service, has told Day.az. She said that the company was assessing the situation concerning the date of resumption of [operations of] the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline. BP Azerbaijan decided as safety precautions to suspend operations of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum and Baku-Supsa pipelines...

2008-08-13 15:00:54

BAKU. Aug 12 (Interfax) - BP Azerbaijan has suspended the pumping of oil through the Baku-Supsa pipeline, which connects Azerbaijan with the Georgian Black Sea coast, the company told Interfax. "We have suspended the pumping of oil as a precaution over the events in Georgia. We are closely watching this situation and a decision on the resumption of pumping will be made depending on its normalization," the company said. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-08-13 15:00:54

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - Russia's General Staff denied Georgian claims that Russian aircraft had bombed the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline. "I can say with full responsibility that pipelines were never among our targets," Col-General Anatoly Nogovitsyn, the General Staff's deputy chief, told a press conference. Russia is fully aware of the catastrophic consequences that bombing a pipeline could have, "and therefore we never struck them," Novogitsyn said. "This is not the...

2008-08-12 12:01:59

Excerpt from report by private Azerbaijani news agency APA Baku, 12 August: The BP Azerbaijan company has denied reports that Russia bombed the Georgian section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) main oil export pipeline and that there were three explosions on the pipeline as a result. Tamam Bayatli, BP Azerbaijan's manager for public relations, told APA Economics that the BTC main oil export pipeline was not bombed today. "These reports are groundless. There were no explosions on the...

2008-08-12 12:01:59

RUSSIA'S conflict with Georgia could punish the European Union where it is perhaps most vulnerable, in oil and gas supplies from beyond its eastern frontier. The EU has been trying to wean itself away from energy dependence on Moscow, which supplies a quarter of its oil and half of its natural gas, by developing routes for Central Asian resources that bypass Russia. A key to this strategy is a network of energy routes that run through Georgia, notably the Baku Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline...

2008-08-12 12:01:59

The Russian assault on Georgia has injected a specter of doubt into a U.S.-backed oil and natural gas route that had until now seemed safer than almost any other on which the West relies, analysts say. Washington has spent more than a decade of diplomacy and arm-twisting to erect what it calls an East-West Energy Corridor connecting the countries of the Caspian Sea with NATO ally Turkey. The result has been a network of oil and natural gas pipelines, ports, and tankers that can feed a...

2008-08-12 12:01:59

BP has stopped using the regional energy pipelines passing through Georgia, while Azerbaijan's State Oil Company (SOCAR) reports that the military operations have had no serious impact on its operations in Georgia. Georgia's Kavkas-Press quoted BP Azerbaijan as saying that out of security concerns they have halted the transport of gas via the Baku- Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline and are not using the Baku-Supsa oil export pipeline. Oil is being exported via alternate routes due to the...

2008-08-12 12:00:39

Georgian Rustavi-2 TV has said that a Russian aircraft has attacked the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline but failed to cause any damage to the pipeline itself. Shengeli Peranidze, captioned as the head of the Kvemo Kartli region directorate for the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline, told Rustavi-2 TV that at about 1230 (0830 gmt) on 12 August a Russian aircraft dropped three bombs of which one failed to explode. He said bombs fell near the pipeline and didn't cause any damage to it. Video showed smouldering...


Latest Caspian sea Reference Libraries

Caspian Seal
2013-04-30 14:10:47

The Caspian seal (Pusa caspica) is one of the smallest species in the true seal family that is native only to the Caspian Sea.  It can be seen on shorelines, rocky islands, and ice blocks that occur throughout the sea. In warmer months, these seals will inhabit northern areas of this range, but in colder months, they inhabit cooler waters and the mouths of the Ural and Volga rivers. It is thought that these seals only occur in the Caspian Sea because they moved there during the Quaternary...

Asia
2013-02-19 13:06:23

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. It is located mainly in the eastern and northern hemispheres covering 8.7 percent of the Earth’s whole surface area and making up 30 percent of its land area. With about 4.3 billion people, it hosts 60 percent of the world’s current human population. This continent has a high growth rate in the modern era. For example, during the 20th century, Asia’s population almost quadrupled. This continent is defined as making up the...

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2007-04-10 16:53:42

The Kutum (Rutilus frisii kutum, family Cyprinidae) also known as "Caspian White Fish", or "Caspian Roach", is a medium sized fresh water and brackish water fish native to the Caspian Sea. It is a subspecies of the Black Sea Roach Rutilus frisii frisii. It is typically a medium sized fish, reaching 17.72-21.65 in (45-55 cm) in length, rarely 27.56 in (70 cm), and weighing up to 8.82 lb (4.00 kg), rarely 11.02 lb (5.00 kg). It used to be very common and was harvested commercially. The...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'