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2008-09-25 03:00:26

By Watkins, Eric BP PLC has restored exports of natural gas from Azerbaijan into the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), but said the 150,000-b/d Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP) remains shut, as does the 1 million b/ d capacity Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline. "We hope to restart the pipelines as soon as the situation becomes safe," said a BP spokesperson, who declined to predict when that would be. The announcement coincided with reports that Russia, amid accusations that it...

2008-09-23 12:00:45

Text of report by Hungarian privately-owned liberal newspaper Nepszabadsag website, on 20 September [Commentary by Andras Gyorgy Deak: "Notes on Energy Policy in Connection With Foreign Affairs Dispute"] Following the war between Georgia and Russia, Hungarian foreign policy has again started to "chew over" the issue of the Nabucco and South Stream pipelines. It seems it is hard to find any event in eastern Europe that does not raise this issue among our foreign affairs politicians and...

2008-09-22 12:00:33

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Aktobe, 22 September: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev asks his Russian counterpart, Dmitriy Medvedev, to instruct the governments [of both countries] to solve the issue of expanding the Caspian pipeline consortium (CPC). "I would like to ask you that we instruct the governments to completely solve the issue of expanding the CPC," Nazarbayev told the Russian president during his final speech at a forum of [the heads of]...

2008-09-22 09:00:41

Lundin Petroleum has started drilling the Laganskaya-1 exploration well in the Lagansky block, situated in the northern Caspian Sea in Russia. Lundin Petroleum has currently a 70% net interest in the Lagansky block. The well, with a planned depth of 2,000 meters, is targeting Cretaceous and Jurassic Sandstone Reservoirs. The Laganskaya structure is situated towards the southwest of the recent Morskaya discovery but on a different structural trend associated with existing onshore fields....

2008-09-19 15:00:48

Text of report by Russian newspaper Gazeta, owned by metals magnate Vladimir Lisin, on 27 August [Article by Nikolay Vardul: "Pipeline Residue Left by War"] The conflict in South Ossetia is, of course, first and foremost a territorial and ethnic conflict. Tbilisi is talking about Georgia's territorial integrity. Tskhinvali is talking about a third genocide of the Ossetian people perpetrated by Georgians. After the war the chances of self-determination for South Ossetia and Abkhazia have...

2008-09-19 06:00:26

Azerbaijan, along with other Central Asian gas producing countries, has to make a swift choice with regard to NABUCO project, Turan's analytical piece has concluded. As the West and Russia are at loggerheads over energy issues, the regional countries have to hurry and contribute to the plans of the tested and reliable partners, the article concludes. The strike on Georgia was actually an indirect blow on the whole Caspian oil and gas geopolitics of the West and should have been a severe...

2008-09-15 09:00:47

Oil flow resumes at BTC pipeline after technical failure in Turkey ANKARA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Oil flow has resumed at the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline after technicians fixed the technical failure at a pumping station in eastern Turkey on Saturday, the semi- official Anatolia news agency reported. A technical failure on the pipeline disrupted oil flow late Thursday, officials of the Turkish pipeline company Botas were quoted as saying. The cause of the failure at the valve...

2008-09-14 06:00:18

Text of report by state-run Iranian radio on 14 September [Presenter] The minister of oil has warned the [Austrian energy firm] OMV about delays in the Nabucco gas pipeline. Gholamhoseyn Nowzari said that unless OMV finalizes the contract soon, Tehran will look for other gas export partners. He told the Austrian Wiener Zeitung that the Austrians must be quick to finalize the preliminary contracts, because time is passing and we will not wait forever. The oil minister said that Iran has...

2008-09-13 06:00:18

Text of report in English by Turkish semi-official news agency Anatolia Adana, 13 September: Oil flow has resumed at the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan pipeline after technicians fixed the technical failure at a pumping station in eastern Turkey on Saturday [13 September]. A technical failure on the pipeline disrupted oil flow late Thursday, officials of the Turkish pipeline company Botas said. The cause of the failure at the valve of a pumping station in the eastern province of Sivas was not...

2008-09-12 15:00:26

Text of report in English by Turkish semi-official news agency Anatolia Adana, 12 September: A technical failure on the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan pipeline disrupted the oil flow late Thursday, officials of the Turkish pipeline company Botas said. The cause of the failure at the valve of a pumping station in the eastern province of Sivas was not immediately known, Botas officials said on Friday. "Technicians are now working at the station to fix the breakdown. Oil flow will restart in a few...


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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