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2008-06-21 00:00:22

By Sanjay Dutta NEW DELHI: The petroleum ministry is planning a conclave of top energy officials and honchos of oil companies from Central Asian countries and Russia, the biggest crude producer outside the Opec cartel, in November. The move forms part of a policy to use oil as a diplomatic tool for building energy security by developing supply sources away from volatile West Asian markets. Key countries from the Caspian and Central Asian regions such as Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan,...

2008-06-18 06:00:29

Excerpt from report by pro-government Turkmenistan.ru Internet newspaper website on 18 June The first meeting of the tripartite coordination committee on the construction of the Caspian gas pipeline and the modernization of the current international gas transportation system was held in the Turkmen capital on 17 June. A report by a turkmenistan.ru correspondent in Asgabat says that leaders of the Turkmengaz [Turkmen Gas] state concern, Russia's Gazprom open joint stock company and the...

2005-08-05 15:42:52

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Friday the European Union had offered to back it as the main oil transit route from Central Asia to tempt Tehran to freeze its nuclear fuel work, but a summary of the EU's proposals contained no such offer. Iran, home to the world's second-largest oil and gas reserves, has long promoted itself as an alternative route for delivering land-locked Caspian oil to world markets, but has met opposition from the United States, its political rival. "In the proposal,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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