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2008-09-09 15:00:37

Text of article by Sergey Pravosudov, Director of the Institute for National Energy Policy, "US digs its own grave: The war in Georgia has shown that energy supplies to Europe that bypass Russia are unreliable" by heavyweight Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta on 5 September In spite of strong pressure from the United States, the European Union declined to impose sanctions on Russia. There is nothing surprising in this, given that Europe, unlike the United States, is dependent upon...

2008-09-09 12:00:35

Text of report in English by Turkish semi-official news agency Anatolia BAKU (A.A) -09.09.2008 -Turkey invited on Tuesday Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to make joint energy investments. Turkey's Energy & Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler called on Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to cooperate with Turkey in energy projects in the Black Sea. "We will start drilling the Black Sea in 2009, and I am inviting you to cooperate with us in this drilling project," Guler said during a conference...

2008-09-09 06:00:35

Text of report by private Azerbaijani TV station ANS on 9 September [Presenter] [Azerbaijani] Industry and Energy Minister Natiq Aliyev has commented on statements that the Nabucco project of the transport of Caspian gas to Europe is ineffective and that it has been rejected. The minister said that the Azerbaijani government is determined to carry out the project. [Natiq Aliyev, speaking to journalists] We believe that the Nabucco project is very real and is likely to be successful in the...

2008-09-07 00:00:19

By Mark Leftly REPORTS FROM ASTANA The gleaming towers of the capital city are monuments to black gold, but the Eurasian state is stuck in the middle between Western demand and keeping its Russian and Georgian neighbours sweet From the inside of a translucent golden egg 97 metres in the air, one of the world's great architectural playgrounds can be espied. The vantage point offers the view of a blue-domed presidential palace flanked by two garish, golden office towers. Behind the...

2008-09-06 09:00:09

Text of report by private Azerbaijani news agency Turan Baku, 2 September: During the forthcoming presidential election [on 15 October] foreign TV channels will be using the satellite equipment of local TV channels for live broadcasts. There are all technical capabilities for that, the chairman of the National TV and Radio Council, Nusiravan Maharramli, said in an interview with Turan. A law "On satellite communications" will be drawn up to that end which will outline procedures for...

2008-09-05 12:00:35

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 5 September: Kazakh oil is being supplied "in a normal mode" via the territory of Georgia. "During the conflict we decided to suspend oil transportation, but the situation has now stabilized and the work is being carried out in a normal mode," [Kazakh Prime Minister] Karim Masimov said during an Internet-conference organized by the RosBiznesKonsalting [Russian Business Consulting] information agency's press service today. He...

2008-09-05 03:00:12

Text of report by semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) website Iran opposed the passing of a pipeline through the Caspian Sea. Iranian Students News Agency correspondent reports that Mahdi Safari - foreign ministry deputy - told reporters in Baku [Azerbaijan] that the Iranian side is opposed to the commissioning of a pipeline in the depths of the Caspian Sea. This is because it can damage the environment. This diplomat reassured those present that Iranian and Russian soil can...

2008-09-04 21:00:32

ASTANA. Sept 4 (Interfax) - The government of Kazakhstan adheres to the diversity of energy export routes, Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov told the Third Eurasian Energy Forum, KazEnergy, in Astana on Thursday. "Kazakhstan will carry on the strategy of diversification of energy routes. The country will adhere to the multi-vector [energy routes] and put the emphasis on their security," he said. "We will be guided exclusively with economic expediency and pragmatism in the choice of a...

2008-09-04 15:00:30

Text of report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Astana: 4 September: The political situation in Georgia has not affected transporting Kazakh oil along the route from Baku to Batumi [port in Georgia], the president of the KazMunayGaz national oil and gas company, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, has said. "As for risks of transporting Kazakh oil via the Baku-Batumi route, we would not like to link it now to the events that are taking place against the background of the conflict between...

2008-09-03 12:00:28

Energy deliveries to Europe were the main topic of the talks held by US Vice-President Dick Cheney in Baku on 3 September, Azerbaijani Turan news agency has said. "Russia's current aggression means that the USA and Europe are even more interested in diversifying their energy supply routes. In view of this, the security and regularity of shipments is important," Turan quoted unnamed diplomatic sources as saying. During the first half of the day, Dick Cheney had meetings with the officials...


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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