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2008-09-10 09:00:42

Regency Energy Partners has announced that it plans to expand its pipeline system in north Louisiana to bring natural gas from the Haynesville Shale to market. The $1.1 billion expansion of the Regency Intrastate Gas System will provide 1.45 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) of new capacity to handle expected increases in production from the region, said Regency Energy. Regency has obtained letters of intent for long-term transportation agreements from anchor shippers covering...

2008-09-10 09:00:41

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Tajik news agency Asia- Plus Dushanbe, 10 September: A delegation of Tajik energy specialists led by the head of the open joint-stock holding company Barq-i Tojik [Tajik Electricity], Sharifkhon Samiyev, left for [the Uzbek capital of] Tashkent at the end of last week. A source in the country's energy holding company told Asia-Plus that the Tajik energy specialists would hold talks with their Uzbek colleagues in the Uzbek capital today on transit of...

2008-09-10 09:00:41

Energy Transfer Partners has completed the 42-inch Carthage Loop pipeline in Texas and the 36-inch San Juan Loop pipeline in New Mexico that add 875 million cubic feet per day of critical capacity to the partnership's existing transmission systems. The 32-mile Carthage Loop pipeline, which originates near Minden, Texas and ends near Carthage, Texas provides customers with an additional 500 million cubic feet per day of capacity out of the rapidly expanding production areas of Texas, said...

2008-09-10 09:00:41

GE Oil & Gas has announced that it will supply pipeline compression equipment for China's second West-to-East natural gas transmission pipeline, in a contract exceeding $100 million. The second West-to-East pipeline will carry natural gas from Turkmenistan to Shanghai and southern Guandong Province, to help meet the region's growing energy demand. The new pipeline will run more than 9,000km, will traverse 12 provinces and autonomous regions and will have a designed gas transmission...

2008-09-09 21:00:18

BAKU. Sept 9 (Interfax) - The United States backs the development of cooperation with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, U.S. Department of State Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Boyden Gray said. This will allow the market to secure new energy deliveries, Gray said at the conference entitled "Oil and Gas Potential in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan: Energy, Economy, Ecology. Partnership Strategy" that opened in Baku on Tuesday. All countries should have the right to freely sell their resources,...

2008-09-09 09:00:44

Excerpt from report entitled "Astana not to give petrol till New Year" by opposition Islamic Rebirth Party affiliated Tajik newspaper Najot on 4 September Kazakhstan has extended a ban on the export of oil products from 1 September this year till 1 January 2009. [Passage omitted: on details of the ban; an expert says the ban contradicts international trade regulations] Experts think that the prolongation of the ban on the export of fuel or petroleum products has a negative impact on the...

2008-09-03 09:00:39

Russia, Uzbekistan reach agreement on new natual gas pipeline ALMATY, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Russia and Uzbekistan agreed Tuesday to build a new natural gas pipeline through Uzbekistan to export Turkmen and Uzbek natural gas, said news reaching here Tuesday from Tashkent, the Uzbek capital. The two countries have agreed on joint construction of the pipeline to meet the challenge of increasing gas export from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, said visiting Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin...

2008-09-03 03:00:22

By Anonymous Millennium Pipeline Co., L.L.C, has begun its 2008 construction program to complete the 182-mile-long, 30-inch natural gas pipeline across New York's Southern Tier and lower Hudson Valley. More than 90% of the pipeline will be installed within or adjacent to existing pipeline rights-of-way. Millennium is the centerpiece of a $1 billion investment in new energy infrastructure that includes facilities by Empire Pipeline, Algonquin Gas Transmission and the Iroquois Gas...

2008-09-02 12:00:29

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Tashkent, 2 September: Uzbek President Islom Karimov has categorically denied claims that Tashkent, with its actions, is trying to limit the transportation of Central Asian gas to Russia. "Somebody somewhere has been saying that the transportation of hydrocarbons and gas from Central Asia, in other words, from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is facing certain problems. There is a lot of fantasy about this and it serves those...

2008-09-02 09:00:20

By David L. Stern The inscription just above a tunnel at the foot of the colossal Nurek hydropower dam in south central Tajikistan is succinct: "Water Is Life." The frigid, frothing Vakhsh River rushing under it adds a visual punctuation mark. In Tajikistan, the source of more than 40 percent of Central Asia's water, this is no mere platitude. The mountainous state lacks the industry and natural riches that bless other former Soviet Central Asian republics. Water is one of the few...


Latest Central Asia Reference Libraries

Mediterranean Black Widow, Latrodectus tredecimguttatus
2013-10-09 12:38:45

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...

Kazakh Steppe
2013-04-18 23:05:43

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...

Pontic-Caspian Steppe
2013-04-18 22:55:55

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...

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2009-07-01 13:55:01

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...

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2009-07-01 11:16:49

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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