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2008-08-12 09:01:28

Azerbaijan has suspended oil deliveries through a pipeline connecting Baku with Georgia's Black Sea port of Supsa due to the resumption of hostilities in the neighbouring country, Interfax news agency has said, quoting BP. "We stopped the pumping [of oil] as a measure of precaution in connection with the developments in Georgia," BP's Baku office said. "We are carefully watching the situation. The resumption of the pumping will depend on the normalization of the situation." Interfax said...

2008-08-12 06:01:00

Text of report in English by Turkish privately-owned, mass- circulation daily Hurriyet website on 12 August [Commentary by Fatih Cekirge: "PKK's attacks in eastern Turkey part of international energy wars"] The attack, which killed nine Turkish soldiers, cannot be seen as a simple terror act and should be evaluated from a wider perspective which includes international war on energy security and Russia- Georgia conflict. I had witnessed the high-security measures taken on the motorway...

2008-08-12 06:01:00

By Lindsay McIntosh WHILE the black spectre of oil, omnipresent in modern international conflicts, lurks in the Georgia-Russia war, its true importance is as yet unclear. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, which carries oil from the Caspian to Mediterranean Sea, runs through Georgia. The world's second longest pipeline, it connects Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia and Ceyhan, a port on the south-eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a distance of...

2008-08-12 00:00:39

By Claire Soares THE BATTLE FOR OIL Georgia has few natural resources but it has become a key player for Europe because of the 155 miles of pipeline that snake across its territory. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline is the only practical route for carrying Caspian oil to Western markets that avoids Russia - a treasured asset for the a European Union trying to reduce energy dependence on Moscow. The BTC, which connects Baku in Azerbaijan and Ceyhan, a port on the south-eastern...

2008-08-11 21:00:46

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR) has asked Russian pipeline operator Transneft (RTS: TRNF) to increase the flow of Azerbaijani oil along the Baku-Novorossiisk oil pipeline, Transneft vice president Mikhail Barkov told Interfax. "Whereas before 83,000 tonnes [of oil] were pumped from Azerbaijan per month, now there will be 166,000 tonnes per month. That is, they've increased by an additional 83,000 tonnes per month," he said. Barkov said...

2008-08-11 21:00:46

BAKU. August 11. (Interfax) - Russia has no intentions of hindering the operations of the Georgian section of the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline through its military operations in South Ossetia, Russia's Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Vasily Istratov, said at a briefing on Monday. "We know that export channel of energy resources from Azerbaijan [the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Baku-Supsa and Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipelines] are adjacent to the conflict zone. We know how important it is for Azerbaijan...

2008-08-11 18:00:50

THOUSANDS more could be killed before the crisis ends, claims an expert on the region. Matthew Clements, a military analyst and Eurasia editor for Jane's Defence journal, said: "There is potential for the situation to worsen in the South Ossetia region. Fighting could lead to further deaths and casualties which may run into the hundreds if not thousands. "The situation is volatile and may put at risk energy projects such as the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, threatening European...

2008-08-11 12:01:05

By CLAIRE HARRISON THE expertise of an Antrim firm has been called on in the aftermath of a fire at an oil pipeline which pumps more than 1% of world's daily crude output. Fast Engineering answered the call for emergency oil storage tanks after the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which brings Azeri oil from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean for westbound shipments, caught fire in Turkey last Tuesday night. The pipeline can pump slightly more than one million barrels of crude oil per...

2008-08-11 12:01:05

Russian warplanes did not threaten the world's second longest oil pipeline, which runs underground through Georgia, oil giant BP said. The British oil company and the government of Georgia disagreed over the level of the threat fighting in the South Ossetia posed to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, 154 miles of which runs through Georgia, the Times of London reported. Georgia said a Russian bombing raid had come close to the structure, which is the world's second longest pipeline and a...

2008-08-11 09:01:31

PKK claims responsibility for pipeline explosion ANKARA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- The outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's explosion at one of the valves of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, which is still ablaze, local Today's Zaman reported Friday. Local authorities were quoted as saying that the fire is being left to burn because putting it out may result in further damage to the environment. A senior source at Turkey's state-owned Turkish...


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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