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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...

2008-08-11 09:01:31

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Baku, 11 August: While ensuring security in South Ossetia, Russia does not aim at creating problems on the Georgian sector of the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan Vasiliy Istratov told a briefing on Monday [11 August]. "We know that Azerbaijan's energy export channel (the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Baku-Supsa and Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipelines - Interfax-Azerbaijan) passes through the region that...

2008-08-10 21:00:25

BAKU. Aug 10 (Interfax) - The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is to decide on further shipments of oil and petroleum products through Georgia on Monday, the Company told Interfax. "So far the situation regarding tanker shipments from the Georgian ports of Poti and Batumi is not clear. It is a force- majeur situation. We hope the situation will become clearer tomorrow and we will decide what measures will be taken to export Azeri oil and petroleum products," SOCAR said. (c) 2008...

2008-08-10 09:00:27

A BP-lead consortium has reduced the extraction of oil and gas in Azerbaijan's offshore ACG and Sah Daniz fields "to the minimum" following a blast in the Turkish section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and a resumption of hostilities in Georgia, the state oil company SOCAR has said. SOCAR president Rovnaq Abdullayev told ANS television that Azerbaijani oil deliveries to world markets could be affected even worse as tankers cannot approach Georgia's Black Sea ports of Batumi and Qulevi...

2008-08-08 12:00:40

Azerbaijan's independent newspaper does not rule out a "Russian trace" in the explosion of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline near the Turkish town of Erzincan on 5 August adding that Russia has always said that the BTC is not a secure route for exporting oil to world markets. The paper also points to traditional "warm relations" between Russian intelligence service and Kurdish organizations and reminds that immediately after the blast Russian energy route Baku - Novorossiysk...

2008-08-08 06:00:50

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Erzincan, 7 August: Turkish energy minister said [on] Thursday [7 August] a fire on a Turkish section of a major westbound oil pipeline was expected to extinguish in a couple of days, when the remaining oil in an isolated part of the pipeline all burnt out. The blaze, which hit the Turkish section of the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline [on] Tuesday in Refahiye in Erzincan Province, disrupted oil flow to Turkey's Mediterranean...

2008-08-07 09:00:56

Fire continues in Turkish part of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline ANKARA, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The fire caused by a Tuesday night explosion at Refahiye part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline continues on Wednesday, Turkish semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. Turkish officials were quoted as saying that the explosion took place at one of the pumps of the pipeline in Refahiye town of Erzican province in eastern Turkey, and that the fire continues as there is still oil...

2008-08-06 21:00:31

BAKU. Aug 6 (Interfax) - Azerbaijan and its partners in the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline project are taking every step to neutralize security threats to the pipeline, press secretary of the Azeri Foreign Ministry Hazar Ibrahim has said. "We believe that sides to the pipeline project - Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey - are capable of guaranteeing the security of the oil pipeline both through joint efforts and separately," he said to Interfax. The spokesman added that in the world today...


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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