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2008-09-27 06:00:21

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Astana, 26 September: The KazTransOil national [petroleum- transportation] company (subsidiary of the Kazakh state oil company KazMunayGaz ) does not abandon its plans to invest in the Batumi port and an oil terminal in Georgia. "An investment programme, which stipulates the further development of capacity and technical re-equipment of these facilities in accordance with the standards of the KazTransOil company, is in...

2008-09-04 15:00:30

Text of report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Astana: 4 September: The political situation in Georgia has not affected transporting Kazakh oil along the route from Baku to Batumi [port in Georgia], the president of the KazMunayGaz national oil and gas company, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, has said. "As for risks of transporting Kazakh oil via the Baku-Batumi route, we would not like to link it now to the events that are taking place against the background of the conflict between...

2008-08-11 06:00:43

Text of report by privately-owned Kazakhstan Today news agency website Astana, 11 August: Kazakhstan's premier, Karim Masimov, has suggested redirecting the flow of the Kazakh [crude] oil going [to export] via the Georgian sea port of Batumi to domestic consumption. He made this proposal at today's on-phone government meeting, a Kazakhstan Today news agency correspondent reports. "Let us redirect this [oil] flow to domestic use and resolve this issue along with the Energy Ministry,"...

2008-08-09 15:00:29

Text of report by state-funded Georgian Public Television Channel 1 on 9 August We have just been informed by our correspondent in Batumi that evacuation has been declared at the town's airport. Passengers and airport staff are being taken out of the building. The airport's administration has received information about an expected attack by Russian aircraft. Evacuation was declared by the airport administration just as a Boeing jet bound for Istanbul was due to take off. The flight has been...