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ASHGABAT. Sept 13 (Interfax) - Turkmenistan will expand geological prospecting operations inside the country and increase oil and gas production in the period up to 2030.
A Kyrgyz paper says Central Asian states should reach a compromise on energy and water issues. It says that Central Asian countries still have not come to an agreement on the joint use of water resources in the region and their relations on this issue are becoming more complicated.
Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 11 September: The Syr Darya basin countries have failed to agree on the most topical issue - rational use of river water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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...
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.