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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.
Recent Russian hostilities in Georgia, alongside PKK attacks on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, have exposed the tight link between geopolitics and energy security in upstream European supplies.
The Georgian minister of state for reintegration, Temur Iakobashvili, said on 12 August that Russian aircraft had dropped bombs near the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. "They have again tried to bomb the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline. They dropped shells, but fortunately missed once again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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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