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2008-10-07 18:00:30

ALMATY. Oct 7 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan has not discussed the amount of its oil that could be pumped through the East Siberia - Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline. "This is a theoretical possibility. We did not discuss specific amounts of oil," Kazakh Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sauat Mynbayev said at the KIOGE conference in Almaty on Tuesday. It was reported earlier that Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko said that Kazakh national oil transportation company KazTransOil is "very...

2008-10-07 09:00:40

The China National Petroleum Corporation has begun construction of an initial compressor station on the Central Asia gas pipeline in Kaskadarya in Uzbekistan. The compressor station is expected to function as the heart of the gas pipeline, receiving gas from upstream and conveying it downstream after compression. According to the China National Petroleum Corporation's (CNPC) construction plan, the China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation will complete roads and ground...

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...

2008-09-23 06:00:29

OKLAHOMA CITY and DALLAS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OGE Energy Corp. and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. announced today that the parties have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture combining OGE's Enogex midstream business with ETP's interstate operations as well as its midstream operations in the Rocky Mountains. The transaction will create a joint venture with diverse business lines and an expansive geographic platform to pursue growth opportunities in midstream and...

2008-09-22 21:00:27

AKTYUBINSK (Kazakhstan). Sept 22 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has asked his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev to commission their governments to complete the expansion of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC). "I would like to ask you to commission our governments to complete the CPC expansion," Nazarbayev told the Russian president in his final speech at a forum of border regions. "It is very important to have Kazakh oil going precisely through Russia," he said....

2008-09-22 12:00:33

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Aktobe, 22 September: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev asks his Russian counterpart, Dmitriy Medvedev, to instruct the governments [of both countries] to solve the issue of expanding the Caspian pipeline consortium (CPC). "I would like to ask you that we instruct the governments to completely solve the issue of expanding the CPC," Nazarbayev told the Russian president during his final speech at a forum of [the heads of]...

2008-09-22 09:00:49

Turkmenistan-China natual gas pipeline to go into operation on schedule: president ALMATY, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has said the pipeline designed to transport Turkmenistan's natural gas to China would go into operation as scheduled, according to news reports from Ashgabat Friday. Berdymukhamedov made the remarks Thursday when inspecting the pipeline project, Turkmenistan's state news agency reported. Turkmenistan and China, with their leaders...

2008-09-19 06:00:26

Azerbaijan, along with other Central Asian gas producing countries, has to make a swift choice with regard to NABUCO project, Turan's analytical piece has concluded. As the West and Russia are at loggerheads over energy issues, the regional countries have to hurry and contribute to the plans of the tested and reliable partners, the article concludes. The strike on Georgia was actually an indirect blow on the whole Caspian oil and gas geopolitics of the West and should have been a severe...

2008-09-16 09:00:44

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. "The Turkmen oil and gas industry development program designed for the period up to 2030 includes significant targets to expand the scope of geological prospecting work inside the country and significantly increase oil and gas production and supplies of their derivatives to domestic consumers and to foreign markets,"...

2008-09-14 06:00:18

Text of report by state-run Iranian radio on 14 September [Presenter] The minister of oil has warned the [Austrian energy firm] OMV about delays in the Nabucco gas pipeline. Gholamhoseyn Nowzari said that unless OMV finalizes the contract soon, Tehran will look for other gas export partners. He told the Austrian Wiener Zeitung that the Austrians must be quick to finalize the preliminary contracts, because time is passing and we will not wait forever. The oil minister said that Iran has...