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Text of report by privately-owned Tajik news agency Asia-Plus website Dushanbe, 16 August: Uzbekistan has increased gas supplies to Tajikistan. Gas supplies to the country were increased when Tajikistan partly settled its debt to neighbouring Uzbekistan.
Excerpt from report by state-owned daily Turkmen newspaper Neytralnyy Turkmenistan on 12 August The [implementation of a] national programme of modernizing and developing the power generation sector, one of the key sectors of the national economy, is in full swing in present-day Turkmenistan.
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The Russian assault on Georgia has injected a specter of doubt into a U.S.-backed oil and natural gas route that had until now seemed safer than almost any other on which the West relies, analysts say.
Recent Russian hostilities in Georgia, alongside PKK attacks on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, have exposed the tight link between geopolitics and energy security in upstream European supplies.
ASHGABAT. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has suggested that China increase its purchase of Turkmen natural gas to 40 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year from 30 bcm.
Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Asgabat, 8 August: Turkmenistan's president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, has proposed that China increase the purchase of [Turkmen] natural gas from 30bn cu.m. up to 40bn cu.m. [a year].
ASTANA. Aug 6 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan increased oil and gas condensate production 5.6% year-on-year in the first seven months of 2008 to 41.138 million tonnes, a government official told Interfax. Condensate production fell, by 7.1% to 3.708 million tonnes.
By Asjylyn Loder, St. Petersburg Times, Fla. Aug. 4--TAMPA -- TECO Energy announced a new natural gas pipeline venture on Monday in a move that underscores Florida's surging reliance on natural gas.
Text of report headlined "Pact signed for power import from CARs" by Pakistani newspaper Daily Times website on 5 August [by Zafar Bhutta] Islamabad: Pakistan will sign a commercial agreement with Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan by November 30 that would enable the initiation of construction work on a 1000-megawatt power import project from the Central Asian Republics (CAR), sources said on Monday [4 August].
The Mediterranean Black Widow (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus), known also as the Steppe Spider, is a species of widow spiders within the genus Latrodectus. It is commonly found throughout the Mediterranean region, ranging from Portugal to southwest and central Asia. Specimens from central Asia are also known by the binomial name Latrodectus lugubris; that name, however, is considered out of date, though it is still commonly found in the literature. Many consider this spider a Latrodectus...
The Kazakh Steppe, alternatively called Kirghiz Steppe, ecoregion located in the Palearctic Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, is a wide region of open grassland in the northern part of Kazakhstan and adjacent portions of Russia, stretching eastwards to the Pontic steppe and to the west of the Emin Valley steppe, with which it creates part of the Eurasian steppe. The steppe stretches out more than 2,200 kilometers from the area east of the Caspian Depression and north of...
The Pontic-Caspian Steppe is the massive steppeland that stretches from the northern shores of the Black Sea as far east as the Caspian Sea, from western Ukraine across the Southern Federal District and the Volga Federal District of Russia to western Kazakhstan, creating part of the larger Eurasian steppe, adjacent to the Kazakh steppe towards the east. It’s a portion of the Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and...
The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. This region is the largest ecozone on Earth. It includes the regions of Europe, Asia (north of the Himalayan foothills), northern Africa, and the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic includes mostly boreal forest and temperate climate regions, which are found throughout Eurasia from western Europe to the Bering Sea. There are five sub-regions of the Palearctic: European-Siberian, Mediterranean...
The yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium punctorium) is a spider that is found from Central Asia to central Europe. The yellow sac spider can reach about 0.6 inches in length. This spider can penetrate the human skin. The bite of this spider may feel similar to a wasp sting though it may be a bit more severe, however susceptible persons may have stronger reactions such as nausea. Female yellow sac spiders build about a 4 centimeter egg-sac in tall grass. It is aggressively defended and opens...
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