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2009-07-13 08:53:01

Russia's hold on the European natural gas market is being challenged by a consortium of interests intent on building a pipeline from Turkey to central Europe. Officials from six countries are meeting in Turkey to sign an agreement to construct a pipeline that would run from Turkey to Austria, crossing through Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, CNN reported Monday. The $11 billion project called Nabucco has U.S. support and would challenge the proposed South Stream pipeline Russia intends to build...

2009-07-09 13:10:33

Hungary is urging interested countries to speed up talks on construction of the Nabucco pipeline to carry gas from central Asia to Europe, officials said. Mihaly Bayer, Hungary's Nabucco pipeline representative, said the countries that sign an inter-government agreement scheduled for next week in Turkey, also should sign a political declaration to support the project, which is planned to reduce Europe's dependence on Russia's supply of natural gas. The countries that are to be involved in...

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2009-05-08 07:25:55

Rising shale gas production in the United States and Canada as well as potential natural gas supplies from Iraq could be pivotal in curbing Russia's ability to organize an "energy weapon" against European consumers, according to a new study released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The study, "Russia and the Caspian States and the Global Energy Balance," examines Russia's evolving energy relations with its Caspian neighbors, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting...

2008-10-14 09:00:39

Primoris Services Corporation (NasdaqGM: PRIM; PRIMU; PRIMW) ("Primoris"), one of the largest specialty contractors and engineering companies in the Western United States, today announced that it has signed a contract to install approximately 15,000 feet of underground pipeline. Once completed, the pipeline will transport crude oil from Long Beach to a refinery located in Carson, California. This contract, which is scheduled to be completed by April 2009, is expected to generate approximately...

2008-10-13 03:00:31

Text of report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 9 October [Presenter] The oil and gas sector is a strategic part of our economy, and development of the oil transportation sphere is highly important as well. The third international conference on oil transportation issues started in Almaty. The conference was organized by the KazTransOil state oil transportation company and the KazGiproNefteTrans [engineering company]. [Correspondent] Representatives of 60 oil transportation companies from 12...

2008-10-11 06:00:21

Text of report in English by Turkish privately-owned, mass- circulation daily Hurriyet website on 11 October The European Union said Turkey should waste no more time and negotiate seriously over the Nabucco gas pipeline while the US reiterated its support on the 12bn US dollars billion project. The project is designed to bring central Asian gas to Europe via Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. Supporters say it is vital to wean the region from over-dependence on Russian energy. "I...

2008-10-10 03:00:29

By Anonymous Federal International has secured, through business associate PT Geolink Nusantara, a build, operate and own project for an oil pipeline in Indonesia's East and Central Java. The project involves a pipeline from Banyu Urip to Mudi and two oil storage tanks for Indonesia's PT Pertamina EP Cebu. Planning started in May and is scheduled for completion by January. Copyright Oildom Publishing Company of Texas, Inc. Sep 2008 (c) 2008 Pipeline & Gas Journal. Provided by...

2008-10-10 03:00:29

By Share, Jeff Executive Profile As the world anxiously watches Russian bombs rain their death and destruction over neighboring Georgia, one bears in mind that energy pipelines are one of the key issues that is causing increased tensions between Russia, Georgia and several of its other Caspian neighbors in recent years. As of this writing (Aug. 13), Russia has reportedly stopped its assault short of destroying its pro-West neighbor and Georgia's vital Baku-Ceyhan crude oil pipeline. That...

2008-10-08 12:00:32

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 8 October: Russia's decision on its involvement in the construction of the Nabucco gas pipeline will depend on the situation in the region, Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Denisov has told Interfax. "The project is still on paper, and it is difficult to assess its viability. Russia's involvement in it will depend on economic conditions and stability in the region," he said in an interview with Interfax....

2008-10-08 09:00:42

Nabucco faces many difficulties, most significantly soaring construction costs and sourcing the gas. However, the EU ETS has the potential to make the project economically viable. Furthermore, Turkmenistan is showing signs of commitment to supply the pipeline, and although improved Western-Iranian relations are not on the horizon, Iran should be considered a viable supply solution in the long run. French utility GDF-Suez has reiterated its interest in following in the footsteps of German...


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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