Latest Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline Stories
Text of article by Sergey Pravosudov, Director of the Institute for National Energy Policy, "US digs its own grave: The war in Georgia has shown that energy supplies to Europe that bypass Russia are unreliable" by heavyweight Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta on 5 September In spite of strong pressure from the United States, the European Union declined to impose sanctions on Russia.
Text of report by private Azerbaijani TV station ANS on 9 September [Presenter] [Azerbaijani] Industry and Energy Minister Natiq Aliyev has commented on statements that the Nabucco project of the transport of Caspian gas to Europe is ineffective and that it has been rejected.
Text of report by semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) website Iran opposed the passing of a pipeline through the Caspian Sea.
Russia wants to establish control over Georgia in order to block the East-West energy corridor, Georgian newspaper Rezonansi has said.
Text of report by Slovak privately-owned independent newspaper Sme website, on 23 August [Commentary by Ivan Stulajter: "Cold war"] The West, together with Ukraine, has invested too much energy and resources in the oil-and gas-rich Caspian region for it not to undertake any measures to make Russian troops withdraw from Georgia.
ASHGABAT. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has suggested that China increase its purchase of Turkmen natural gas to 40 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year from 30 bcm.
ASTANA. Aug 4 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's government is planning to attract a Chinese investor to the project for construction of the social gas pipeline from Beineu to Samsonovka (from the western to southern region of Kazakhstan), said Deputy Prime Minister Umirzak Shukeyev.
Text of article headlined: "Iran ready to buy part of Shah Deniz gas field from Azerbaijan" published by Iranian newspaper Jomhuri- Ye Eslami, on 2 Aug Tehran, 2 Aug: During some discussions with Azerbaijan, the oil minister [Gholamhoseyn Nowzari] said that we have announced our readiness to buy a section of Shah Deniz field's natural gas.
Excerpt from report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Astana, 4 August: Kazakhtan's state oil and gas company KazMunayGaz and the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) have signed an agreement on the basic principles of the construction and exploitation of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline.
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/48fa31/war_for_energy_res) has announced the addition of the "War for Energy Resources of Southern and Central Europe, the Caspian Region and Central Asia" report to their offering.