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2008-08-29 12:01:13

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Asgabat, 29 August: President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan and the president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Hu Jintao, have agreed to increase the throughput capacity of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline currently under construction. "The future gas main pipeline which will deliver not 30bn cu.m. but 40bn cu.m. of gas to the PRC annually is rightly called the project of the century," the Turkmen president...

2008-08-29 09:00:56

Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Company, the wholly owned natural gas transmission pipeline subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, has announced that it will expand firm transportation capacity on its existing Grasslands Pipeline by 54%. The 253-mile Grasslands Pipeline was placed in service in late 2003, running from the Powder River Basin in northeastern Wyoming to western North Dakota, where it connects with the Northern Border Pipeline. The expansion project will add an additional 75...

2008-08-29 03:00:46

China's CNPC oil and gas corporation is carrying out intensive work in eastern Turkmenistan to ensure that gas is exported to China from Turkmenistan as early as in 2009, says journalist Wladimir Komarow. In an article published in the Neytralnyy Turkmenistan daily on 27 August, the author says that as of next year, some 30bn cu.m. of Turkmen gas will be sent to China annually from Turkmenistan's Bagtyyarlyk contract area situated close to Uzbekistan's border. Dwelling on the background...

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...

2008-08-25 12:00:50

An article published in the Narodnoye Slovo newspaper on 19 August accused Kyrgyzstan of violating international agreements on using transborder rivers by reducing the volume of water discharged from the Toktogul reservoir during the summer. The article said that "entire water flow in the rivers of Naryn- Syrdarya cascade and the Syr Darya transborder river practically goes through the Toktogul hydro-energy complex, which means the Kyrgyz side fully controls schedule and volume of water...

2008-08-20 15:01:04

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Tashkent, 20 August: Afghanistan expects an increase in electricity supplies from Uzbekistan. "With the aim of supplying electricity to Afghan provinces, we are interested in increasing its [electricity] import from Uzbekistan," Afghan Minister of Water and Energy Mohammad Esmail Khan, who arrived in Tashkent on 19 August, has told journalists. Talks started today between the Afghan delegation led by the minister of water and...

2008-08-17 18:00:46

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. The first deputy chairman of the SUE [state unitary enterprise] Tojikgas [Tajik gas], Shavqat Shoimov, has told Asia-Plus that about 35,000 cu.m. per hour (about 840,000 cu.m. per day) of Uzbek natural gas was coming to the country for...

2008-08-17 15:00:24

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. The recent resolution signed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on allowing the Energy and Industry Ministry to conclude a contract with Turkey's Calik Energy on increasing the power generation...

2008-08-13 15:00:54

BLAINE, WASHINGTON--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2008) - NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. Deloro Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DLL) is pleased to announce the terms of the acquisition of a pipeline natural gathering system (the "Pipeline") in the Kindersley Area of Saskatchewan, Canada. The Pipeline was acquired by the Joint Venture of the Company and Trigas Ventures, pursuant to a Farmout Agreement dated July...

2008-08-12 12:01:59

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. Washington has spent more than a decade of diplomacy and arm-twisting to erect what it calls an East-West Energy Corridor connecting the countries of the Caspian Sea with NATO ally Turkey. The result has been a network of oil and natural gas pipelines, ports, and tankers that can feed a...


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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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