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2008-07-10 00:00:24

ALMATY. July 9 (Interfax) - According to early estimates, construction of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline will come to $6 billion, the general director of TOO Asia Gas Pipeline, Beimbet Shyakhmetov, told journalists on Wednesday. "There is still no design and budget documentation for the compressor equipment, automatic controls and auxiliary equipment. However the preliminary cost comes to $6 billion-$6.5 billion. This is for the phase of construction covering the Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan...

2008-07-10 00:00:24

ALMATY. July 9 (Interfax) - A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Wednesday at the 42nd kilometer of the Almaty-Kapchagai highway to mark the beginning of the construction of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline. The ceremony was attended by Kazakh Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sauat Mynbayev and Asian Pipeline General Director Beimet Shayakhmetov. The Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline has two parallel strands with a diameter of 1,067 millimeters and a length of 1,304 kilometers. The...

2008-07-09 09:00:54

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 9 July: Construction of the Kazakh section of a gas pipeline to China with the capacity of 30bn cu. m. a year has been started in [southern] Almaty Region. The first welding work of the new line near Almaty was carried out by specialists of the KazStroyService [Kazakh Construction Services] company and China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Corporation in Kazakhstan Ltd - potential contractors of the project. "Construction of...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has spoken in favor of the speedy implementation of the Caspian gas pipeline project. "We are speaking of the speedy implementation of the agreement on the construction of the Caspian gas pipeline and the expansion of gas networks in Central Asia," he said during talks with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in Ashgabat. "Both Turkmenistan and Russia are strictly fulfilling their commitments in the sphere of fuel...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - An agreement on the construction of the Caspian gas pipeline will come into force shortly, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said. "The intergovernmental agreement on the Caspian gas pipeline will come into force shortly when all countries complete internal procedures," he said after talks with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedow in Ashgabat. Medvedev also said work would continue on the four-sided agreement on rebuilding the existing gas...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - An agreement on the construction of the Caspian gas pipeline will take effect in the near future, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said. "The intergovernmental agreement on the Caspian gas pipeline will take effect in the near future after all countries complete domestic procedures," Medvedev said after talks with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in Ashgabat on Friday. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest Information...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASTANA. July 4 (Interfax) - Kazakh national oil and gas company KazMunayGas is studying the possibility of acquiring half of Oman's stake in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), Timur Kulibayev, chairman of the KazEnergy association, told journalists in Astana on Friday. "There will undoubtedly be interest. The national company is working on this," he said when asked if Kazakhstan intends to acquire half of Oman's 7% stake in the CPC. "Russia has expressed interest and, of course,...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - Russia does not anticipate any problems with the Caspian gas pipeline project, Sergei Prikhodko, aide to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, told reporters in Ashgabat. Russia should complete its pipeline agreement ratification procedures "in the very near future," Prikhodko said. "We do not foresee any problems with implementing this project: the necessary contractual and legal basis is in place, the required surveying work has been performed, and there are no...

2008-07-04 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 4 (Interfax) - The Caspian gas pipeline project is proceeding on schedule, Gazprom (RTS: GAZP) CEO Alexei Miller told journalists in Ashgabat. Earlier Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kuprianov told Interfax that the start to actual construction of the gas pipeline is planned for the end of 2008 or early 2009. The pipeline, which will stretch from the Belek compressor station near Turkmenbashi in western Turkmenistan to the Alexandrov Gai gas metering station in Saratov region,...

2008-07-04 09:00:39

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti Asgabat, 4 July: Construction of the Caspian gas pipeline will make it possible to increase the amount of gas supplied from Turkmenistan to Russia, says a joint statement made by the leaders of the two countries on the result of the talks [between presidents Dmitriy Medvedev and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow]. "There is a high-level partnership between the fuel and energy sectors of the two countries, which carry out and project the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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