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2008-10-08 03:00:24

By Roberts, John Europe needs oil and gas from the South Caucasus and the Caspian. So while the conflict between Georgia and Russia might appear to be mainly about territory, the biggest practical effects are being felt in energy supply. None of the solutions is especially appetising. a FEW DAYS AFTER THE END OF THE GEORGIAN WAR, MAJOR flows resumed through the twin arteries than carry Azerbaijani oil and gas to Europe: the $4 billion Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline and the $1...

2008-10-07 09:00:48

Kazakh state-owned KazMunayGas, ConocoPhillips and the Mubadala Development Company have signed a memorandum of understanding to negotiate terms for the exploration and development of the N Block, offshore Kazakhstan, under a new subsoil use contract. The parties will now have until December 31, 2008 to negotiate the definitive agreements for the assignment by KazMunayGas (KMG) of a 49% interest in the subsoil use contract to be shared equally between ConocoPhillips and the Mubadala...

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2008-10-06 15:38:44

One of the smallest seals "“ the Caspian - has joined a growing list of mammal species in danger of extinction. Scientists from the University of Leeds together with international partners have documented the disastrous decline of the seal - a species found only in the land-locked waters of the Caspian Sea "“ in a series of surveys which reveal a 90 per cent drop in numbers in the last 100 years. The research findings have prompted the International Union for Conservation of...

2008-10-06 03:00:14

Text of report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 3 October [Presenter] The problem of how to determine the legal status of the Caspian Sea will be resolved if a common agreement on the security of the littoral states is concluded. This view was expressed by specialists at an international conference in Almaty entitled "Caspian Dialogue-3". The five Caspian littoral states - Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia and Turkmenistan - have failed to come to agreement on the legal status of the sea for...

2008-10-05 21:00:15

ASTANA. Oct 5 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's KazMunayGaz, the United States' ConocoPhillips and the United Arab Emirates' Mubadala Development Company PJSC signed a memorandum of understanding in order to agree on terms of exploring and developing the block N located in the Kazakh portion of the Caspian shelf within the framework of a new subsurface management contract in the presence of Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov in Astana on Sunday, the Kazakh governmental press service reported. "The...

2008-10-02 03:00:39

By Watkins, Eric The fate of Russian oilman Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been written about before in this space and he has not been forgotten, especially in the heat of recent reports of Russia's attack on Georgia. Indeed, we have long sensed that his treatment at the hands of the regime of then-President Vladimir Putin, now Russia's prime minister, was a bad sign for the oil and gas industrywhether Russian or international. Events have borne out our foreboding: Khodorkovsky's arrest, trial,...

2008-09-27 09:00:25

In an interview with journalists, the head of the Kazakh national oil and gas company KazMunayGaz, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, talks about the strategy of developing oil export routes from Kazakhstan and Kazakhstan's participation in several international oil projects. He attempts to alleviate fears that the recent Russian-Georgian conflict will increase the risk of exporting oil via the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. He says Kazakhstan will not change plans for exporting oil via this pipeline and...

2008-09-25 21:00:31

ASTANA. Sept 25 (Interfax) - The first-ever nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan will be located in the western Mangistau region, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in the regional administrative center of Aktau on Wednesday. "Intensive development of our economy requires new energy resources. The government and Kazatomprom are preparing on my instruction and in cooperation with Russian colleagues to build a nuclear power plant in your region. It is very important to complete the...

2008-09-25 03:00:27

By Tippee, Bob As Arab oil exporters learned after their targeted embargo of 1973-74, energy has its drawbacks as a tool of foreign policy. The US must take that point now as it reacts to Russia's bloody bullying of Georgia. No one should forget the maneuvering behind the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline and South Caucasus gas line, which parallels BTC as far west as Erzurum, Turkey. The BTC route was not the most economical outlet for Caspian production. But it had a...

2008-09-25 03:00:27

By Watkins, Eric US Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's presidential hopeful, has underscored concerns in the country about the viability of the Caucasus as a secure transit corridor for oil and gas. Last week McCain noted that Russia has become more aggressive toward the now- democratic nations that broke free of the old Soviet empire- aggression that became most evident with Moscow's recent attack on Georgia. Georgia now stands at a strategic crossroads, McCain said, which are...


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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