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2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASTANA. July 4 (Interfax) - Kazakh national oil and gas company KazMunayGas is studying the possibility of acquiring half of Oman's stake in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), Timur Kulibayev, chairman of the KazEnergy association, told journalists in Astana on Friday. "There will undoubtedly be interest. The national company is working on this," he said when asked if Kazakhstan intends to acquire half of Oman's 7% stake in the CPC. "Russia has expressed interest and, of course,...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - Russia does not anticipate any problems with the Caspian gas pipeline project, Sergei Prikhodko, aide to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, told reporters in Ashgabat. Russia should complete its pipeline agreement ratification procedures "in the very near future," Prikhodko said. "We do not foresee any problems with implementing this project: the necessary contractual and legal basis is in place, the required surveying work has been performed, and there are no...

2008-07-04 09:00:39

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti Asgabat, 4 July: Construction of the Caspian gas pipeline will make it possible to increase the amount of gas supplied from Turkmenistan to Russia, says a joint statement made by the leaders of the two countries on the result of the talks [between presidents Dmitriy Medvedev and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow]. "There is a high-level partnership between the fuel and energy sectors of the two countries, which carry out and project the...

2008-07-03 03:00:26

By Anonymous Kinder Morgan Canada has completed constructing and commissioning the Jasper section of the Anchor Loop pipeline project, which straddles the Alberta/ British Columbia border, it was announced in late April. The project entails looping 158 kilometres of the Trans Mountain pipeline through Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park. The new 97-kilometre section of 30- and 36-inch pipeline in addition to two new pump stations increased Trans Mountain's system...

2008-07-02 21:00:19

MOSCOW. July 2 (Interfax) - Russia and Azerbaijan could take part in new joint projects of organizing fuel transportation, the Kremlin said. In addition to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline "the Azeri side would want to promote other routes and we regard the prospects of our energy cooperation in this context of possible interaction in defining routes," Kremlin aide Sergei Prikhodko told Interfax. Russia is not very happy about the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline because the project has...

2008-06-21 09:00:38

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Ankara, 21 June: Turkish Energy & Natural Sources Minister Hilmi Guler said on Saturday [21 June] that new route of Samsun-Ceyhan part of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline was shortened 100 kilometres. Guler said the project was planned to start to operate in 2010. "Change in the route of the pipeline did not have an impact on investment plan. Furthermore, it is more appropriate with respect to areas where harbours, storage...

2008-06-18 06:00:29

Excerpt from report by pro-government Turkmenistan.ru Internet newspaper website on 18 June The first meeting of the tripartite coordination committee on the construction of the Caspian gas pipeline and the modernization of the current international gas transportation system was held in the Turkmen capital on 17 June. A report by a turkmenistan.ru correspondent in Asgabat says that leaders of the Turkmengaz [Turkmen Gas] state concern, Russia's Gazprom open joint stock company and the...

2007-11-05 18:00:29

LONDON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Midland Oil & Gas Ltd., an oil and gas exploration company focused on Central Asia, announced today that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Mehmet Arif Yukler, 60, one of the world's leading experts in hydrocarbon development and extraction, as the Company's new chief executive officer. Dr. Yukler has 37 years of oil-industry experience and has also served as a top advisor on the exploration and development of energy resources to the governments of...

2006-08-11 05:58:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Caviar lovers may benefit from a five-nation deal entering into force from Saturday meant to clean up the badly polluted Caspian Sea. The Caspian Convention -- grouping Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan -- is the first legally binding document on any subject adopted by the five shoreline states with widely differing political systems. The accord mirrors existing deals for the Mediterranean or Baltic...

2006-02-10 03:15:00

By Rufat Abbasov BAKU -- Azerbaijan said on Friday the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu had been found in wild birds on the Caspian Sea. Samples from the birds were sent for tests to London and showed the bird flu strain was present, a spokesman for the Health Ministry said. "In some analyses the H5N1 bird flu strain was found," the spokesman told Reuters. "Bird flu has not yet been found in the human population." Azerbaijan, which has borders with Turkey, Russia, Iran, Armenia and Georgia, has...


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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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