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2008-10-08 03:00:24

By Roberts, John Europe needs oil and gas from the South Caucasus and the Caspian. So while the conflict between Georgia and Russia might appear to be mainly about territory, the biggest practical effects are being felt in energy supply. None of the solutions is especially appetising. a FEW DAYS AFTER THE END OF THE GEORGIAN WAR, MAJOR flows resumed through the twin arteries than carry Azerbaijani oil and gas to Europe: the $4 billion Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline and the $1...

2008-10-06 03:00:14

Text of report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 3 October [Presenter] The problem of how to determine the legal status of the Caspian Sea will be resolved if a common agreement on the security of the littoral states is concluded. This view was expressed by specialists at an international conference in Almaty entitled "Caspian Dialogue-3". The five Caspian littoral states - Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia and Turkmenistan - have failed to come to agreement on the legal status of the sea for...

2008-10-01 09:00:41

S. Korea plans to import Russian gas through DPRK SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- South Korea decided to import nearly 20 percent of its future natural gas needs from Russia via pipeline passing through the People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the country's Korea Herald reported Tuesday. Under the 100 billion U.S. dollar agreement by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Seoul will import 10 billion cubic meters of gas a year for 30 years from 2015....

2008-09-23 12:00:45

Text of report by Hungarian privately-owned liberal newspaper Nepszabadsag website, on 20 September [Commentary by Andras Gyorgy Deak: "Notes on Energy Policy in Connection With Foreign Affairs Dispute"] Following the war between Georgia and Russia, Hungarian foreign policy has again started to "chew over" the issue of the Nabucco and South Stream pipelines. It seems it is hard to find any event in eastern Europe that does not raise this issue among our foreign affairs politicians and...

2008-09-19 06:00:26

Azerbaijan, along with other Central Asian gas producing countries, has to make a swift choice with regard to NABUCO project, Turan's analytical piece has concluded. As the West and Russia are at loggerheads over energy issues, the regional countries have to hurry and contribute to the plans of the tested and reliable partners, the article concludes. The strike on Georgia was actually an indirect blow on the whole Caspian oil and gas geopolitics of the West and should have been a severe...

2008-09-18 21:00:24

By Indrani Bagchi NEW DELHI: Senior Indian officials met their Turkish and Israeli counterparts in Ankara last week to work out the technical details of an offshore pipeline project to bring Central Asian and Russian oil to India. The Medstream project, which is essentially a multi-purpose project connecting Turkey and Israel through the Mediterranean Sea, has interested India since Turkish foreign minister Ali Babacan invited this country to join the project. Government sources said...

2008-09-16 12:00:43

Text of report in English by Bulgarian national news agency BTA Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - Bulgaria will support the Hungarian initiative NETS for linking the national gas networks of several countries, including Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria and, possibly in future, Serbia, in order to secure supplies of natural gas from Azerbaijan under the so-called project "mini Nabucco", Deputy Economy and Energy Minister Yavor Kouyoumdjiev [Kuyumdzhiev] told journalists on Tuesday [...

2008-09-14 06:00:18

Text of report by state-run Iranian radio on 14 September [Presenter] The minister of oil has warned the [Austrian energy firm] OMV about delays in the Nabucco gas pipeline. Gholamhoseyn Nowzari said that unless OMV finalizes the contract soon, Tehran will look for other gas export partners. He told the Austrian Wiener Zeitung that the Austrians must be quick to finalize the preliminary contracts, because time is passing and we will not wait forever. The oil minister said that Iran has...

2008-09-09 21:00:18

BAKU. Sept 9 (Interfax) - The United States backs the development of cooperation with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, U.S. Department of State Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Boyden Gray said. This will allow the market to secure new energy deliveries, Gray said at the conference entitled "Oil and Gas Potential in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan: Energy, Economy, Ecology. Partnership Strategy" that opened in Baku on Tuesday. All countries should have the right to freely sell their resources,...

2008-09-09 21:00:18

BAKU. Sept 9 (Interfax) - The politicization of constructing the Nabucco pipeline creates obstacles to the implementation of the project, Azeri Industry and Energy Minister Natig Aliyev said. "My opinion is that this project has been politicized and its implementation is under question, and this process is continuing," Aliyev told journalists on Tuesday. Azeri representatives hold meetings and consultations with the heads of the Nabucco project from time to time, the minister said. "We...


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