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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...

2008-09-02 12:15:00

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Tashkent, 2 September: Russia's actions "did not in any way damage energy facilities on the Georgian territory" including to the Baku-Ceyhan [also known as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan] oil pipeline, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said at a news conference. According to Putin, "Russia does not pursue the purpose of interfering in any sort of energy processes in the region and did not in any way damage energy facilities on the Georgian...

2008-09-01 12:00:18

Russia wants to establish control over Georgia in order to block the East-West energy corridor, Georgian newspaper Rezonansi has said. Georgia needs to become a member of NATO since the pipelines that are to deliver Caspian energy resources to Europe via Georgia "can only operate under the umbrella of a powerful international security system", Rezonansi noted. The following is an excerpt from Lasha Tughushi's editorial in privately-owned Georgian daily newspaper Rezonansi on 1 September...

2008-08-31 09:00:26

The following is the text of Nadejda Shumilina's report "To Kill the Caspian Sea" published by the Kazakh newspaper website Vremya on 13 August: "Millions of tonnes of poisons will pour on our heads," this is what academician Muftakh Diyarov sharply said about the volumes of pollutant emissions from a new oil processing facility during a public consultation in Atyrau Region. The Agip KCO company plans to create an additional petrochemical processing facility, that is, an installation for...

2008-08-28 12:01:16

Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR has started to deliver oil to world markets through Iran, the APA news agency has reported, quoting an unnamed source in the government. According to a swap agreement reached with Iran, SOCAR will deliver nearly 300,000 t of oil to Iran's Caspian port of Neka in the next two months, and Iran will export the same volume of oil through the Persian Gulf. The Iranian National Oil Company has already received the first shipment of Azerbaijani oil, APA said....

2008-08-27 12:01:19

Following is an excerpt from Andrey Stepanov's report published by the Kazakh newspaper Novoye Pokoleniye on 8 August Last week, information blockade around Kashagan, the largest oil and gas project in the Kazakh section of the Caspian Sea, was lifted. Luciano Vasques, the regional director of the Agip KCO consortium, which is developing Kashagan, told the Kazinform state agency in an interview that the extraction of oil in Kashagan could start before October 2013. He confirmed that...

2008-08-27 09:01:20

Text of report by Slovak privately-owned independent newspaper Sme website, on 23 August [Commentary by Ivan Stulajter: "Cold war"] The West, together with Ukraine, has invested too much energy and resources in the oil-and gas-rich Caspian region for it not to undertake any measures to make Russian troops withdraw from Georgia. Moscow is not going to rush to pull them out. The Kremlin cannot leave only because the West wants it to leave. Besides, this is also a matter of national pride...

2008-08-26 21:00:27

Tokyo, Aug. 26 (Jiji Press)--British oil major BP PLC has told major Japanese trader Itochu Corp. and other partners that it will resume the operations of a key pipeline for transporting crude oil from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea as early as on Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter said. BP suspended the operations due to a fire that occurred at a section of the pipeline in Turkey on Aug. 5. Now that repair work has been completed, the pipeline is expected to resume...

2008-08-26 00:00:34

By Stevenson Jacobs NEW YORK - Oil prices tumbled more than $6 a barrel Friday - the biggest one-day percentage plunge in nearly four years - after a rebounding dollar and a Russian troop pullback in Georgia sparked another frenzied sell-off. Crude's nosedive wiped out all the gains from the previous day's big rally and reaffirmed the belief that high energy prices and a softening global economy are still cutting into consumer demand for fossil fuels in the U.S. and overseas. Light,...

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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...

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...

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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