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2008-11-07 15:00:18

A pipeline explosion caused by pressure problems left a large oil slick along the Turkey-Iraq border, Turkish officials say. Yusuf Yavascan, the governor of Turkey's Sanliurfa province, said sabotage had been ruled out as the cause of the Iraqi-Turkish pipeline blast this week, Today's Zaman said Friday. The oil leaked into a stream near a lake formed by the nearby Ataterk Dam, officials said. "We are not talking about sabotage. Our examinations revealed that the pipeline ruptured...

2008-10-10 03:00:29

By Share, Jeff Executive Profile As the world anxiously watches Russian bombs rain their death and destruction over neighboring Georgia, one bears in mind that energy pipelines are one of the key issues that is causing increased tensions between Russia, Georgia and several of its other Caspian neighbors in recent years. As of this writing (Aug. 13), Russia has reportedly stopped its assault short of destroying its pro-West neighbor and Georgia's vital Baku-Ceyhan crude oil pipeline. That...

2008-10-08 12:00:32

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 8 October: Russia's decision on its involvement in the construction of the Nabucco gas pipeline will depend on the situation in the region, Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Denisov has told Interfax. "The project is still on paper, and it is difficult to assess its viability. Russia's involvement in it will depend on economic conditions and stability in the region," he said in an interview with Interfax....

2008-09-27 09:00:25

In an interview with journalists, the head of the Kazakh national oil and gas company KazMunayGaz, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, talks about the strategy of developing oil export routes from Kazakhstan and Kazakhstan's participation in several international oil projects. He attempts to alleviate fears that the recent Russian-Georgian conflict will increase the risk of exporting oil via the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. He says Kazakhstan will not change plans for exporting oil via this pipeline and...

2008-09-25 03:00:27

By Tippee, Bob As Arab oil exporters learned after their targeted embargo of 1973-74, energy has its drawbacks as a tool of foreign policy. The US must take that point now as it reacts to Russia's bloody bullying of Georgia. No one should forget the maneuvering behind the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline and South Caucasus gas line, which parallels BTC as far west as Erzurum, Turkey. The BTC route was not the most economical outlet for Caspian production. But it had a...

2008-09-25 03:00:27

By Watkins, Eric US Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's presidential hopeful, has underscored concerns in the country about the viability of the Caucasus as a secure transit corridor for oil and gas. Last week McCain noted that Russia has become more aggressive toward the now- democratic nations that broke free of the old Soviet empire- aggression that became most evident with Moscow's recent attack on Georgia. Georgia now stands at a strategic crossroads, McCain said, which are...

2008-09-18 21:00:24

By Indrani Bagchi NEW DELHI: Senior Indian officials met their Turkish and Israeli counterparts in Ankara last week to work out the technical details of an offshore pipeline project to bring Central Asian and Russian oil to India. The Medstream project, which is essentially a multi-purpose project connecting Turkey and Israel through the Mediterranean Sea, has interested India since Turkish foreign minister Ali Babacan invited this country to join the project. Government sources said...

2008-09-15 12:00:30

An armed group has attacked the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline that transfers Kirkuk crude oil to the Turkey's Mediterranean port, the privately-owned Sbay media website reported on 15 September. An official from North Oil Company has said that a group of armed men exploded the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline near Mosul; accordingly Iraqi oil export via Cehyan will be suspended for three days, Sbay said. Originally published by Sbay media website, in Sorani Kurdish 15 Sep 08. (c) 2008 BBC...

2008-09-15 09:00:47

Oil flow resumes at BTC pipeline after technical failure in Turkey ANKARA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Oil flow has resumed at the Baku- Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline after technicians fixed the technical failure at a pumping station in eastern Turkey on Saturday, the semi- official Anatolia news agency reported. A technical failure on the pipeline disrupted oil flow late Thursday, officials of the Turkish pipeline company Botas were quoted as saying. The cause of the failure at the valve...

2008-09-13 06:00:18

Text of report in English by Turkish semi-official news agency Anatolia Adana, 13 September: Oil flow has resumed at the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan pipeline after technicians fixed the technical failure at a pumping station in eastern Turkey on Saturday [13 September]. A technical failure on the pipeline disrupted oil flow late Thursday, officials of the Turkish pipeline company Botas said. The cause of the failure at the valve of a pumping station in the eastern province of Sivas was not...


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