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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...

2008-09-01 21:00:30

MONACO. Sept 1 (Interfax) - Gazprom Neft (RTS: SIBN) President Alexander Dyukov is planning to meet with Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov this week and hopes to receive Astana's reply to the Russian company's proposal on the acquisition of a stake in oil producer MangistauMunaiGas (MMG). "We have an interest in this asset and have informed Kazakhstan about this. We expressed an interest in this issue with [Kazakh national oil and gas producer] KazMunayGas [which is finalizing the...

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...

2008-08-15 06:00:35

By Jad Mouawad When the main pipeline that carries oil through Georgia was completed in 2005, it was hailed as a major success in the U.S. policy to diversify its energy supply. Not only did the pipeline transport oil produced in Central Asia, helping move the West off its dependence on the Middle East, but it also accomplished another American goal: It bypassed Russia. U.S. policy makers hoped that diverting oil around Russia would keep it from reasserting control over Central Asia and...

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...

2008-08-11 21:00:46

ASHGABAT. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has suggested that China increase its purchase of Turkmen natural gas to 40 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year from 30 bcm. "Preliminary data indicates that the reserves of natural gas in Turkmen subsurface resources are much higher than initially thought," Berdimuhamedow said at a meeting with officials from China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in Beijing last Friday. The Turkmen media reported that, as a...

2008-08-10 06:00:30

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Atyrau, 8 August: The TengizChevrOil (TCO) joint-stock company extracted 8.8m tonnes of oil in January-June 2008, a report circulated by the company says. It was reported earlier that the joint-stock company extracted 6.7m tonnes of oil in January-June last year. Thus, the volume of extraction in the first half of this year increased by 31.3 per cent compared with the same period of last year. The report says that...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'