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2008-09-09 15:00:37

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. There is nothing surprising in this, given that Europe, unlike the United States, is dependent upon...

2008-09-09 06:00:35

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. The minister said that the Azerbaijani government is determined to carry out the project. [Natiq Aliyev, speaking to journalists] We believe that the Nabucco project is very real and is likely to be successful in the...

2008-09-05 03:00:12

Text of report by semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) website Iran opposed the passing of a pipeline through the Caspian Sea. Iranian Students News Agency correspondent reports that Mahdi Safari - foreign ministry deputy - told reporters in Baku [Azerbaijan] that the Iranian side is opposed to the commissioning of a pipeline in the depths of the Caspian Sea. This is because it can damage the environment. This diplomat reassured those present that Iranian and Russian soil can...

2008-09-01 12:00:18

Russia wants to establish control over Georgia in order to block the East-West energy corridor, Georgian newspaper Rezonansi has said. Georgia needs to become a member of NATO since the pipelines that are to deliver Caspian energy resources to Europe via Georgia "can only operate under the umbrella of a powerful international security system", Rezonansi noted. The following is an excerpt from Lasha Tughushi's editorial in privately-owned Georgian daily newspaper Rezonansi on 1 September...

2008-08-27 09:01:20

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. Moscow is not going to rush to pull them out. The Kremlin cannot leave only because the West wants it to leave. Besides, this is also a matter of national pride...

2008-08-11 21:00:46

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. "Preliminary data indicates that the reserves of natural gas in Turkmen subsurface resources are much higher than initially thought," Berdimuhamedow said at a meeting with officials from China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in Beijing last Friday. The Turkmen media reported that, as a...

2008-08-04 21:00:23

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. "It was decided to fund this project 50/50: one half will be allocated from the budget and the other by an investor. Under an inter-governmental agreement with China, the Energy Ministry has offered Chinese investors to...

2008-08-04 09:00:55

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. He said: A while ago, during a meeting that was held in the Oil and Gas Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan, some discussions were made regarding the...

2008-08-04 06:00:36

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. A report issued by KazMunayGaz says that the sides signed the document in Astana on 30 July. "The agreement cements the basic principles of funding the project and regulates...

2008-07-23 09:01:07

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. The struggle between the Russian and anti-Russian pipeline projects in the South and Center of Europe becomes more and more intense. A dramatic fighting for hydrocarbons of the Caspian Sea, Central Asia and Iran, as well as the transportation...