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2008-08-26 00:00:34

ALMATY. Aug 25 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan has no plans to end its participation in the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, which ships oil through Georgia to Turkey's Mediterranean coast, bypassing Russia, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Yerzhan Ashikbayev said in Almaty on Monday. "In order for Kazakhstan to withdraw from BTC, it would have to renounce, that is suspend the operation of, several agreements, including the one on Kazakhstan joining the BTC," Ashikbayev said. "That hasn't...

2008-08-25 09:01:39

Text of report by private Azerbaijani news agency Turan Baku, 25 August: The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) main oil export pipeline has already resumed operation, the Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) has told Turan. In addition, the AIOC has increased oil production from the Azari- Ciraq-Gunasli (ACG) deposit in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea and brought the volumes to normal. We should say that the normal regime for the pipeline prior to the stoppage was...

2008-08-23 09:00:42

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) - Iran is in talks with two major Asian oil companies regarding the development of the South Caspian Sea region, the English-language Press TV satellite channel reported on Saturday. The report quoted the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) deputy director Hojatollah Ghanimifard as saying in an announcement that NIOC has been discussing the issue with India's ONGC Videsh and...

2008-08-22 09:01:01

Text of report by Spanish newspaper ABC website, on 21 August [Article by Dario Valcarcel: "Oil Pipelines and Gas Pipelines"] Georgia receives oil, lots of oil, from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on the southeast coast of the Caspian Sea. From there it is pumped in great quantities along the BTC, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Pipeline, which starts on the Caspian coast, enters Georgia from the southeast and goes westward across the country and then crossing into Turkey to Ceyhan, on the...

2008-08-21 00:00:42

By Adrian Hamilton Among all the dramatic and doom-laden suggestions this week of how to deal with Russia after Georgia, one of the most naive must be the suggestion that we can somehow separate the politics from the commerce, playing hardball with the one and softball with the other. Tell that to BP. Tell that indeed to the Ukrainians, the East Europeans or the Baltic states in their price negotiations for Russian gas. You can't separate politics from business, not in Africa, Asia and...

2008-08-20 12:00:52

Text of report by private Azerbaijani TV station ANS on 20 August [Presenter Yelena Sidorenko] The transport of oil via the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline has been resumed as a test. When it becomes clear that the consequences of the 5 August incident on the pipeline and of the subsequent fire have been removed, it is expected that the pipeline will start functioning as normal starting the next week, Murad Lekompte, press secretary of BP Turkey, told ANS. As for the transport of oil via...

2008-08-20 09:01:21

An official in the Georgian embassy in Azerbaijan has dismissed reports of mining of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) main export pipeline by the Russians. On 20 August, independent newspaper Ekho quoted Sovqu Mammadzada, an official representative of the Georgian embassy in Baku, as saying that reports of mining of the BTC by Russian troops had not been confirmed. "According to him, the embassy contacted all possible sources of information, but there is still no confirmation of the mining,"...

2008-08-19 15:00:31

By DOUGLAS HAMILTON CRUDE oil prices dived below Dollar113 a barrel in volatile trading in London and New York yesterday, as Tropical Storm Fay swirled toward the east coast of Florida, veering away from oil installations in the Gulf of Mexico. US light, sweet crude for September delivery fell 90 cents to settle at Dollar112.87 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after earlier rising as high as Dollar115.35. The contract fell Dollar1.24 on Friday to Dollar113.77 a barrel, about Dollar35,...

2008-08-18 18:00:41

Text of report by private Georgian TV station Rustavi-2 on 18 August Russian troops have been mobilized all day today on the territory of the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline and the gas pipeline near the village of Ruisi. Locals say that Russians are digging holes in the ground and presumably laying mines. In addition Russian helicopters have been flying over Kareli District all day. There is a large number of Russian servicemen along the high-voltage Kartli-2 transmission line. Around 20 pieces...

2008-08-15 12:00:50

Azerbaijan has reduced its oil extraction by 80 per cent as oil transport has been suspended via its export pipelines Baku-Supsa and Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, opposition daily Yeni Musavat said on 15 August. Azerbaijan is currently exporting 300,000 barrels of crude per day instead of the usual 900,000 barrels, the paper said. Azerbaijan is losing 50m to 70m US dollars in income daily from the suspension of the BTC pipeline due to the fire that broke out on its Turkish sector, the paper said....


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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...

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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