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2008-09-22 09:00:49

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 22 September: Russian and Venezualan oil and gas companies may set up a consortium for working at oil and gas fields in Latin America, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has said, reporting on the results of his visit to Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua last week. "With our companies' participation, a consortium may be set up for working in Venezuela and other countries of the region," he said. [Passage omitted] ["Energy...

2008-09-18 09:00:26

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 18 September: Russia's communications workers have presented residents of South Ossetia on Thursday 3,000 household radio sets. Spokeswoman for the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network" Anna Nesterova told ITAR-TASS that the handover of the radio sets' batch was held in Tskhinval. "The equipment was bought with funds raised by the enterprise's personnel. They transferred...

2008-09-18 06:00:38

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Dushanbe, 18 September: Russian companies are ready to take part in the construction of the Roghun hydroelectric power station as well as several other medium-sized and small hydroelectric power stations, the head of the Russian presidential administration, Sergey Naryshkin, said today in Dushanbe. He is leading a Russian delegation at the third forum of scientists and intelligentsia of the CIS member states [being held in Dushanbe]....

2008-09-14 12:00:10

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Perm, 14 September: The crash of the Boeing-727 [as received; should be Boeing-737], according to preliminary data, was linked to technical failure and the right-hand engine catching fire, the chairman of the investigations committee under the Russian Prosecutor's Office, Aleksandr Bastrykin, said in Perm. He arrived there today and held the first meeting of a team of investigators. "Judging by the inspection of the incident scene...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 11 September: The Syr Darya basin countries have failed to agree on the most topical issue - rational use of river water. The heads of water and energy facilities in the Central Asian states admitted that they practically reached deadlock in Astana yesterday evening. They were expecting to reach a unanimous decision and conclude multilateral agreements for the nearest five years. They were also planning to prepare for the winter...

2008-09-05 12:00:35

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 5 September: Kazakh oil is being supplied "in a normal mode" via the territory of Georgia. "During the conflict we decided to suspend oil transportation, but the situation has now stabilized and the work is being carried out in a normal mode," [Kazakh Prime Minister] Karim Masimov said during an Internet-conference organized by the RosBiznesKonsalting [Russian Business Consulting] information agency's press service today. He...

2008-09-04 12:00:28

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 4 September: In view of the partial completion of repairs by the companies EuRoPol Gaz and Wingas, the Gazprom public company resumed the transportation of gas through the Yamal-Europe pipeline at 1900 hours [presumably Moscow time] on 3 September. All customer requests are being met in full at present, the Gazprom information directorate said. The delivery of gas through the Yamal-Europe pipeline was suspended [earlier] at...

2008-09-03 12:00:28

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Minsk, 3 September: Belarus has been considering alternative oil supplies, but at the moment it finds it economically reasonable to buy oil from Russia. "It is still not feasible economically to supply oil other than Russian; Russian supplies are more beneficial," the deputy chairman of the Belnaftakhim [state petrochemicals] concern, Uladzimir Volkaw, said today at a meeting with journalists. Meanwhile, he noted that Belnaftakhim had...

2008-09-02 15:00:26

(Correcting the publication date. A corrected version of the item follows) Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Tashkent, 2 September: [Russia's] LUKoil plans to extract 12bn cu.m. of gas a year at the gas fields of Qandim and Hisor Group in Uzbekistan, the head of the company, Vagit Alekperov, told journalists today. "We are sure that these major projects, which, according to our estimate, will require another some 5bn dollars of investments, will make it possible to...

2008-09-02 12:00:29

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Tashkent, 2 September: [Russia's] LUKoil plans to extract 12bn cu.m. of gas a year at the gas fields of Qandim and Hisor Group in Uzbekistan, the head of the company, Vagit Alekperov, told journalists today. "We are sure that these major projects, which, according to our estimate, will require another some 5bn dollars of investments, will make it possible to extract more than 12bn cu.m. of gas a year," he said. "We are also considering...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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