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2008-07-03 21:00:19

ASHGABAT. July 3 (Interfax) - Turkmenistan's switch to a European gas price will remove the issue of a possible re-orientation of energy delivery routes from this country by-passing Russia from the agenda, Russian presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said. "After the inevitable switch to the world price formula takes place, it seems to me that the issue of orienting these flows to other countries, rather than Russia, will just be removed from the agenda," Prikhodko told Interfax ahead of...

2008-07-03 21:00:19

MOSCOW. July 3 (Interfax) - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) energy club coulf gain a leading position on the Eurasian energy market, Russian Gas Society President Valery Yazev said in the TV program Moscow-Beijing on Thursday. "SCO is a young organization with a great development potential," he said. Energy cooperation will gain the most important place within the organization in the future, he said. The SCO energy club will develop because it includes major energy producers...

2008-07-03 03:00:26

By Anonymous Kinder Morgan Canada has completed constructing and commissioning the Jasper section of the Anchor Loop pipeline project, which straddles the Alberta/ British Columbia border, it was announced in late April. The project entails looping 158 kilometres of the Trans Mountain pipeline through Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park. The new 97-kilometre section of 30- and 36-inch pipeline in addition to two new pump stations increased Trans Mountain's system...

2008-07-02 21:00:19

ALMATY. July 2 (Interfax) - TOO Asia Gas Pipeline, the operator of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline, plans to raise at least $6 billion in loans by this summer repayable in 15 years, the company told Interfax. TOO Asia Gas Pipeline plans to put the funds towards the construction of the Kazakh section of the gas pipeline. According to a company's representative, negotiations have been held with several foreign banks for project financing. "The process of selecting a bank is currently in...

2008-07-01 21:00:17

TASHKENT. July 1 (Interfax) - The construction of the Uzbekistan- China gas pipeline for the Turkmen gas transit has begun near the village of Sayet in Dzhondor district in Uzbekistan's Bukhara region, an Uzbekneftegaz manager told Interfax. "The construction of a gas pipeline worth a total of more than $2 billion began last Monday," he said. The project is operated by Asia Trans Gas, a joint venture set up by Uzbekneftegaz and the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for design,...

2008-07-01 09:01:01

Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Company, the wholly owned natural gas transmission pipeline subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU), announced plans to expand its existing Grasslands Pipeline. Placed in service in December 2003, the Grasslands Pipeline runs from the Powder River Basin in northeastern Wyoming to western North Dakota, where it connects with the Northern Border Pipeline. The proposed pipeline expansion would add up to 40 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) to...

2008-07-01 03:00:34

Excerpt from report by Uzbek state-owned Television First Channel on 30 June [Presenter] The agreement on the construction of the Uzbekistan- China gas pipeline was signed in Beijing in June 2007. The schedule of planned work and main organizational and technical steps have been defined in line with our president's decree on measures aimed at implementing the project on the construction and use of the Uzbekistan-China gas pipeline network. An official ceremony was held in [central] Buxoro...

2008-06-27 21:02:28

ASHGABAT. June 27 (Interfax) - The construction of a gas treatment plant, which will supply the transnational gas pipeline running from Turkmenistan to China, has been started at one of the most promising gas fields, Samandepe, located on the right bank of the river Amudarya. The modern industrial complex with a capacity of 5 billion cubic meters of gas will be constructed by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), which has been exploring the contract territory of Bagtyyarlyk for...

2008-06-27 09:03:03

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Asgabat, 27 June: In 2009 Turkmenistan will transport natural gas from the right bank of the Amu Darya [river] to China via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, the president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, said in his welcoming message today to participants in the construction of a gas processing facility at the Samandepe field [in eastern Turkmenistan]. It is located on the right bank of the Amu Darya and is in the Bagtyyarlyk...

2008-06-27 00:02:33

By Sanjay Dutta NEW DELHI: At a time when the Left is thwarting the nuclear pact with US, its ideological beacon, China, is raising the bar for another energy deal India is trying to work out in Central Asia. Reports from Turkmenistan - from where India is looking at piping gas through Afghanistan and Pakistan - have alerted New Delhi of a big Chinese push to grab up to 100 billion cubic metres of gas annually at a price higher than what New Delhi is offering. Sources in Ashgabat said...