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Legal Status of Caspian Sea Legal Issues

 Legal Status of Caspian Sea Introduction The Caspian Sea is the biggest enclosed body of water on Earth, having an even larger area than that of the American Great Lakes or that of Lake Victoria in East Africa. The length of the

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Caspian Sea Region: Legal Issues Legal Issues

CASPIAN SEA ISSUES Questions surrounding the legal status of the Caspian Sea have hindered--but not stopped--further development of the Sea's mineral resources. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the independence of three new countries

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Turkmenistan connects oil output growth with Caspian Sea Energy

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 19 By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend: Turkmenneft State Concern starts implementation of plans on the development of the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea, Turkmen Oil and Gas Ministry said. Turkmenistan’s sea resources are estimated at 12 billion tons of oil

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UK supporting implementation of Southern Gas Corridor Energy

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: The UK fully supports the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project, the country’s ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore said, Turkish TGRT TV channel reported March 1. The diplomat noted that the SGC project will ensure

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Iran capable of turning into tourism hub Tourism

By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend: Iran is capable of turning into a regional tourism hub in the near future, a Spanish envoy to Tehran believes. “Iran will turn into a regional tourism and economic destination,” IRNA news agency

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Once more on the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline Energy

Diplomatic attention has intensified on the project of the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TCGP) while both obstacles to and incentives for its realization increase. Turkmenistan's commitment to the project may be inferred from the finally completed construction of its East-West Pipeline

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Azerbaijan’s SOCAR reviving Iran deals Energy

Azerbaijan’s state oil firm SOCAR says it is looking to revive trade with Iran as the two neighbors are strengthening relations after the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic.  Azeri President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to

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THE HISTORY OF THE CASPIAN SEA History

The Caspian Sea is situated on the border of Europe and Asia. It is bordered with the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Iran. The Caspian is the largest inland body of water in the world. Since the ancient

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Baku to host Caspian – Black Sea Agrarian Congress Agriculture

Baku, AZERTAC One of the most significant events of the agricultural sector, Caspian and Black Sea Agrarian Congress will take place in Baku, on April 12-13. The all-Ukrainian public organization Ukrainian Grain Association and the information-analytical agency APK-Inform are the Congress organizers. Organizational

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TransCaspian 2016 scheduled for May Investment

TransCaspian 2016, the 15th Anniversary International Transport, Transit and Logistics Exhibition, will take place from 11 - 13 May at Baku Expo Centre. This year, the exhibition is marking its 15th anniversary. Over the years, the exhibition has established itself as

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Iran, Russia eye oil & gas swap Energy

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend: Iran and Russia are capable of swapping oil and gas, says Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh. At a meeting with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Tehran, Zanganeh said that expansion of cooperation with Russia is

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SOCAR inks deal with Canada’s Zenith Energy Energy

By Azad Hasanli - Trend: Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and Zenith Aran Oil Company, a subsidiary of Canada’s Zenith Energy, signed March 16 an agreement on production sharing, restoration, development and exploration at the block that includes Muradkhanli, Jafarli and

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Russian interest in East Med and Cyprus gas Energy

In a week that saw Russia pulling some of its armed forces out of Syria and signs of increasing cooperation between Russia and the US in the region, it is important to examine Russian interest in energy, and particularly gas,

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The 28 Best Trips of 2016 Tourism

Each year, we send our editors and writers on a mission to find the destinations on the vanguard of the travel. The major takeaway from our 28 favorites of 2016? The entire world is getting more adventurous.

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Turkmenistan starts welding TAPI pipeline’s linear part Energy

Trend: Turkmennebitgazgurlushyk (“Turkmenneftegazstroy”) state concern has begun welding the pipes of the linear part of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline’s Turkmen section. More than 100 units of special equipment are being used within current work, a message released by Turkmen Oil and Gas

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Turkmenistan aims to diversify fuel & energy industry Energy

Trend: During a meeting of the Turkmen cabinet of ministers, the country’s president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, gave a number of instructions on further implementing the adopted programs of development, modernization and diversification of the national fuel and energy industry. These steps are meant

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WB to discuss Absheron lakes clean up Environment

Trend: The World Bank’s (WB) Board of Directors will discuss the “Absheron Lakes Cleanup and Rehabilitation” project on July 18, 2017, said the WB. The estimated cost of the project is $100 million, $85 million of which are

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Turkmen parliament adopts trading activity law Legal Issues

Trend: Parliament of Turkmenistan approved and adopted the bill “On Trading Activity”, according to the Turkmen government’s message issued March 28. The bill was passed at a parliament meeting, during which the MPs stressed that systematic work on creation of goods surplus

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Turkmenistan eyes developing fuel and energy complex Energy

Energy-rich Turkmenistan will continue to realize programs and projects envisaging further development, modernization and diversification of the national fuel and energy complex. Such an instruction was given by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov at the recent meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the

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Kashagan to expand and extend first production stage Investment

ASTANA – The Kashagan development project operator – North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) – is planning to substantially expand and extend the first production stage – the Experimental Programme (EP). The operator company has developed an AEP project – Additional

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Lukoil expands operations in Caspian Sea Energy

Lukoil plans to increase oil production in the Caspian Sea by 7 million tons a year after commissioning the Vladimir Filansky field. Lukoil has already approved all its plans for the Caspian Sea. With the introduction of the full capacity in

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Baku to host Int'l Food Industry Expo Investment

WorldFood Azerbaijan 2016, one of the most important and significant events in the region’s food industry, will take place from May 19-21 at Baku Expo Center. Over the years, the exhibition has established itself as a leading event in

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Oil in the Caspian Region Energy

The Caspian Sea region has become a central focal point for untapped oil and natural gas resources from the southern portion of the former Soviet Union. Beginning in May 2005, oil from the southern sections of the Caspian Sea began

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Iran to start issuing electronic visas by 2017 Tourism

Iran will start issuing electronic visas for foreign tourists by the end of 2016, Masoud Soltanifar, Iran’s vice-president said. Soltanifar, who heads Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, added that Tehran also pursues the issue of mutual visa waiver with

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Tethys Petroleum incurs huge losses in 2015 Energy

Trend: The losses of the Tethys Petroleum Limited in 2015 stood at $74.6 million as compared to $16.4 million in 2014, said the company in a message posted on its website March 31. Tethys Petroleum Limited is an oil and gas exploration

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China Gets Winning Formula For Silk Road Railway Investment

Summary China agreed to help Iran building a railway which will form part of China's High Speed Silk Road Railway. China has a winning SRR formula: dual-Usage bullet train technology and irresistible co-operation terms. When SRR completed, freight train from China can reach

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SOCAR: SGC project shareholders plan to raise extra $2B Energy

Trend: Shareholders of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project plan to raise additional $2 billion from international finance institutions to fund the project, Rovnag Abdullayev, president of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR, told reporters April 2. Abdullayev said the funds are planned

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SOCAR hopes major oil contract to be prolonged soon Energy

Trend: Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR continues talks with its partners on signing a contract to continue the development of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) block of oil and gas fields and hopes for speedy solution of this issue, says SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev. An

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Europort to Partner IRANIMEX Investment

Leading maritime exhibition offers gateway to maritime and offshore opportunities in Iran   Europort has become the official and exclusive international partner of IRANIMEX, the leading maritime & offshore exhibition in Iran. The agreement brings together the brand behind the

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Fishing for vital company knowledge Fishing

Fishing for vital company knowledge   Large building projects are delayed by all sorts of issues — money, employees who lack the right skills, public sentiment. But sometimes it is fish spawn, or great-crested newts. The deliverer of such bad news might

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Turkmenistan starts drilling another well at Galkynysh field Energy

Turkmenistan starts drilling another well at Galkynysh field Energy-rich Turkmenistan, which sits on huge natural gas reserves (265 trillion cubic feet of proven gas reserves, according to the Energy Information Administration, January 2015), continues large-scale works on the accelerated commercial development

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Ukraine formally joins Trans-Caspian Int’l Transport Route Investment

Ukraine formally joins Trans-Caspian Int’l Transport Route Ukrainian Railways Company Ukrzaliznytsia is drafting a proposal for joining the project of transporting containers via Trans-Caspian International Transport Route connecting Europe with China via Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. The company has been holding respective

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Turkmenistan advancing on South Asian gas market Energy

Turkmenistan advancing on South Asian gas market Trend: Despite skepticism of some experts regarding the progress of construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, which dates back to 2010, the deal started rolling. The State Concern 'Turkmengaz',

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Iran, Kazakhstan ink power deal Energy

Iran, Kazakhstan ink power deal Iran and Kazakhstan have signed three powerhouse building contracts worth 600 million dollars. On the verge of Kazakh president’s visit to Tehran, the two countries sealed an agreement with Eurasia Invest Group

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Int'l Caspian Oil&Gas; Expo scheduled for June Energy

Int'l Caspian Oil&Gas Expo scheduled for June Caspian Oil&Gas 2016, the 23rd international exhibition and conference, the largest energy sector event in the Caspian region, will take place from 1-4 June 2016 at Baku Expo Center. As a recognised international platform

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SGC to save Turkey from gas dependence on Russia Energy

SGC to save Turkey from gas dependence on Russia Trend: The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project will save Turkey from gas dependence on Russia, said Stephen Blank, senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. He made the remarks addressing an event

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Azerbaijan invites U.S. companies to Baku-based FTZ Investment

Azerbaijan invites U.S. companies to Baku-based FTZ Azerbaijan has invited the U.S. Agency for International Development and other organizations to participate in the establishment of a free trade zone in the Alat settlement of Baku. Azerbaijan's Economy and Industry Minister Shahin

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BP, its partners invest in Azerbaijan Energy

BP, its partners invest almost $60B in Azerbaijan Trend: The British BP company together with its partners on development of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli and Shah Deniz oil and gas fields invested in Azerbaijan over $58 billion over the period of more than 20-year

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New appointment at Turkmenistan’s state concern Investment

New appointment at Turkmenistan’s state concern Trend: Japarguly Orazov has been appointed the deputy chairman of Turkmenneft State Concern. Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the relevant decree on his appointment. The state concern's activity covers more than 600 oil, oil & gas and

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Turkmenistan intensifies development of Caspian Sea shelf Energy

Turkmenistan intensifies development of Caspian Sea shelf Trend: Turkmenistan can become a mighty industrial power and a major exporter of chemical products, the 'Neutral Turkmenistan' newspaper reported. The implementation of the project for constructing a gas chemical complex in Kiyanly village of

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Why do we need to save the tiger? Ecosystem

Why do we need to save the tiger? The natural population of these beautiful felines that we are used to seeing under captivity is disintegrating slowly. Tigers are among the most endangered animals on earth. The natural population of

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The International Stage – Connected Energy Energy

<header class="article-header entry-header"> The International Stage – Connected Energy </header>   Greece—and DEPA—are at the heart of major initiatives to increase energy security in Greece and hence the European Union. At the same time, Greece is securing its role

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Gas fields development in Turkmen Karakum Desert kicks off Energy

Gas fields development in Turkmen Karakum Desert kicks off Trend: The Turkmen State Concern 'Turkmennebitgazgurlushyk' has started development of a group of gas and condensate fields 'Zeakli-Derveze' in the Central Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan since early 2016, the country's oil and

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U.S. calls for strong economic ties with Azerbaijan Investment

U.S. calls for strong economic ties with Azerbaijan The U.S. State Department has voiced the necessity to strengthen the economic ties between Baku and Washington. "We discussed the issues related to trade, finances, agriculture, combating corruption," Kurt Tong, the Principal Deputy

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Turkmenistan keen to become major exporter of chemicals Energy

Turkmenistan keen to become major exporter of chemicals Turkmenistan can become a powerful industrial power and a major exporter of chemical products, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported. The construction of a gas chemical complex on the Caspian Sea shore, exactly in

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Turkmenistan intensifies development of Caspian Sea shelf Energy

Turkmenistan intensifies development of Caspian Sea shelf Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has given instructions regarding the development of hydrocarbon resources in the country's Caspian Sea shelf, read a message from Turkmenistan's government. This issue was discussed during the meeting of the

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Turkmenistan-EU joint project on energy efficiency Energy

Turkmenistan-EU joint project on energy efficiency Turkmenistan and the European Union have launched a joint project on the implementation of strategies for sustainable development in Turkmenistan to help the country in the rational use of natural resources and energy, newspaper

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Long-awaited subway stations open Investment

Long-awaited subway stations open Baku citizens and the guests of the Pearl of the Caspian Sea will have an access to two more subway stations in the capital, which is expected to ease the daily travelling plans. Those, who wish to

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First TAP pipes arrive in Albania Energy

First TAP pipes arrive in Albania The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) announced the arrival of the first steel line pipes and machinery for the construction of the Albanian section of the pipeline. The occasion was marked by a ceremony in

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Karabakh conflict discussed in Tokyo Political and military events

Karabakh conflict discussed in Tokyo The Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as further developments of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Japan was high on the agenda of the annual meeting of the Inter-parliamentary Friendship League. Addressing the event, Gursel Ismayilzade, Azerbaijan’s Ambassador

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Baku Higher Oil School to organize int’l conference Energy

Baku Higher Oil School to organize int’l conference On 25-28 April, 2016, BHOS and UK-based Confidence Capital company with the support of SOCAR will jointly organize international practical conference on 'Caspian Basin and Central Asia: Trade, Logistics, Oil Processing and

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Turkmenistan to host int’l gas congress in May Energy

Turkmenistan to host int’l gas congress in May   The seventh International Gas Congress of Turkmenistan is planned to be held May 19-20, 2016 at 'Avaza' national tourist zone, the event organizer Turkmengaz state concern announced. The forum will bring together around

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Craze for LNG Energy

Craze for LNG Pricing policy of only one man, John D. Rockefeller, led to a decrease in the cost of kerosene in the US oil products' market of the late 19th century from 26 cents to eight cents per gallon

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Azerbaijan's nimble gas plans Energy

Azerbaijan's nimble gas plans Azerbaijan, a key energy player in Eurasia, today is completely successful country both in terms of production and in terms of transportation of energy resources, and the country is committed to make great strides to boost

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Azerbaijan may discover additional gas condensate reserves Energy

Azerbaijan may discover additional gas condensate reserves   Azerbaijan has all opportunities for discovering additional gas condensate reserves at its fields in the Caspian Sea, said Natig Aliyev, Azerbaijani energy minister. The minister made the remarks Apr. 25 at the SOCAR International

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BP with partners invest $58B in Azerbaijan Energy

BP with partners invest $58B in Azerbaijan The British BP company and partners have invested $58 billion in Azerbaijan's projects over the period of its activity. The statement came from Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, BP's regional vice president, said Apr. 25, Trend reports. He

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Russia Renewable Energy Report Energy

Russia Renewable Energy Report Other than large hydroelectric plants in Russia, all other forms of renewable energy accounts for less than 1% of power generation capacity. These metrics come from Russia Direct, which reports when it comes to wind, solar and

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Iran, Azerbaijan to step up ICT coop Investment

Iran, Azerbaijan to step up ICT coop In a meeting between Iran's ICT minister and Azeri counterpart in Baku, the two sides stressed cooperation in the fields of communication, satellites, post and post bank. Mahmoud Vaezi, who is

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Empty Gazpromises Energy

Empty Gazpromises Much of the debate concerning the Nord Stream II pipeline centres on whether the project should be seen as a commercial undertaking, or as an effort to lock in Gazprom’s dominance in Europe and deal a blow to Ukraine. The

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US, EU support Southern Gas Corridor Energy

US, EU support Southern Gas Corridor   US-EU Energy Council reiterated its strong support for the opening of the Southern Gas Corridor, including the construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), said in a statement of the US-EU Energy Council. Council underscored the

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NDFI, KEXIM ink MoU Investment

NDFI, KEXIM ink MoU National Development Fund of Iran (NDFI) and the Export–Import Bank of Korea, also commonly known as the Korea Eximbank (KEXIM) have signed a memorandum of cooperation. During the visit of South Korean president

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Renewable Energy Report For Russia Energy

Renewable Energy Report For Russia Other than large hydroelectric plants in Russia, all other forms of renewable energy account for less than 1% of power generation capacity. Moscow-shutterstock_400971697-1-600x381These metrics come from Russia Direct, which reports when it comes to wind, solar

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No Way Out Ecosystem

No Way Out The fate of the Caspian seal may have been decided five million years ago. The smallest earless seal on Earth, Pusa caspica, is the only mammal in the Caspian Sea. It is atop the aquatic food chain in this

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Iran launches talks with 4 states over oil swap Energy

Iran launches talks with 4 states over oil swap Deputy oil minister has reported on negotiations with Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia on oil swap resumption. Speaking at the conference on development of Iran-China economic trade cooperation

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Gazprom executives to visit Tehran Energy

Gazprom executives to visit Tehran A 30-strong delegation of Russia’s Gazprom Company, the world’s largest gas exporter, will soon travel to Tehran to launch fresh round of talks with Iran. Headed by Deputy Chairman of Gazprom's Board

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Iran-Turkmenistan daily truck traffic to soar Investment

Iran-Turkmenistan daily truck traffic to soar Road minister has voiced Tehran’s readiness to provide grounds for promotion of daily truck traffic between Iran and Turkmenistan. Speaking at a meeting in Tehran with Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Raşit Öwezgeldiýewiç Meredow,

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Southern Gas Corridor to attract about 7B dollar Energy

Southern Gas Corridor to attract about $7B The Southern Gas Corridor project, designed to supply Caspian gas to Europe, intends to attract investments worth $7 billion. The remark was made by Rovnag Abdullayev, President of Azerbaijan's state-owned energy company SOCAR on

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Ankara, Baku to become sister cities Tourism

Ankara, Baku to become sister cities Baku and Ankara can become sister cities soon, as the Ankara City Municipality decided to sign relevant protocols, Turkish Haberlerankara newspaper reports. The decision aims to further strengthen the relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey. Ankara, Turkey's

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Dutch logistics company eyeing Azerbaijani market Investment

Dutch logistics company eyeing Azerbaijani market The Dutch logistics service company Royal Wagenborg is considering the possibility of entering the Azerbaijani market, Fabio Giurato, director of the company's branch in Kazakhstan, said in an exclusive interview with Trend May 16. Giurato

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Intl. rail expo, conference kick off Investment

Intl. rail expo, conference kick off   The 4th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation, Related Industries and Equipment of Iran, dubbed RAILEXPO 2016, and the first international conference titled “Rail-Ports and Rail-Oil” opened in Tehran on Sunday. Representatives

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Next Big Travel Destination: Iran? Tourism

Next Big Travel Destination: Iran? Global hotel companies are establishing new beachheads in Iran, betting that lifted sanctions against the Middle East nation will spark a jump in tourism and business travel after decades of economic isolation. Spanish operator Melia

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Socar and Uzbekneftegaz join forces in Uzbekistan Energy

Socar and Uzbekneftegaz join forces in Uzbekistan   Socar and Uzbekneftegaz join forces in Uzbekistan Azerbaijan state-run energy company Socar has signed a memorandum for cooperation and joint activity with its Uzbek counterpart Uzbekneftegaz, the national holding company. The two entities have agreed to

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Iran to export 90k tons fisheries Fishing

Iran to export 90k tons fisheries An official at Iran Fisheries Organization has estimated that export volume of fishery products will reach 90 thousand tons in the current Iranian year (began March 20). Isa Golshahi, Iran Fisheries

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Int’l gas congress opens in Turkmenistan Energy

Int’l gas congress opens in Turkmenistan   Opening of the 7th international Turkmenistan Gas Congress 2016 (TGC 2016) has been held at the congress center of Turkmenistan's Avaza. The organizers of the event are Turkmengaz state concern and the British Summit Trade

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Azerbaijan and China: Greater integration Investment

Azerbaijan and China: Greater integration Rapidly expanding trade and nascent investment promise stronger links between China, the world’s second largest economy, and Azerbaijan, an energy rich country on the Caspian basin. Economic ties between Azerbaijan and China play a large role

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EBRD Mulls SGC Loan Energy

EBRD Mulls SGC Loan EBRD Mulls SGC Loan The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is ready to support the southern gas corridor (SGC) project, its president Suma Chakrabarti told reporters in Baku May 25. Chakrabarti said the EBRD has firmly committed

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The fascinating land of Dagestan History

The fascinating land of Dagestan   The Republic of Dagestan set on the Caspian Sea between the staggering Greater Caucasus mountains is a wonderland of ethnic and cultural diversity. Dagestan surrounded by the Caucasus mountains on one

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SOCAR reveals oil output from ACG Energy

SOCAR reveals oil output from ACG Nearly 400 million tons of Azeri Light oil and more than 120 billion cubic meters of associated gas has been produced in Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) block of fields in Azerbaijan during less than 20 years. The

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ARETI shows interest in further cooperation with Turkmenistan Investment

ARETI shows interest in further cooperation with Turkmenistan   ARETI International Group of companies is interested in joining projects implemented in different spheres of Turkmenistan’s economy. During his meeting with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Chairman of the ARETI International Group of Companies Igor

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In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision Investment

In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision The quantum leap for Indian diplomacy that was the Chabahar agreement, was seeded by NDA1 and nurtured by NDA2, while the two UPA administrations in between failed to make much progress The recent agreement between

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Caspian Overview: China Eyes Growth in Azerbaijan Energy

Caspian Overview: China Eyes Growth in Azerbaijan   China has held negotiations with Azerbaijan’s state oil company (Socar) over a $17bn downstream project twice in the last two months, this time leading to a memorandum of understanding. China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has

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Armenians in Dhaka History

Armenians in Dhaka   Turkey seems to have a burlesque history of genocide denial. On June 2, the German Parliament voted to recognise the 1,915 killings

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Georgia Plans for Energy Overhaul Energy

Georgia Plans for Energy Overhaul   Georgia is looking to win formal approval to join Europe's Energy community this October, making the country a more competitive location and partner for energy projects, the Georgian government said June 9. In a wide-ranging presentation, which

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Azerbaijan realizes profitable railway projects Investment

Azerbaijan realizes profitable railway projects   Azerbaijan and Iran are considering three options for financing construction of the Rasht-Astara (Iran) railway section, Head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov said while talking to ANS TV channel. Being a part of the North-South

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In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision Investment

In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision   The recent agreement between Iran, Afghanistan and India to build the Chabahar port on the Iranian coast and link it with the existing rail and road network and related industrial corridor into

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Total Seeks Better Terms for Baku’s No 2 Field Energy

Total Seeks Better Terms for Baku’s No 2 Field   Azerbaijan has extended the deadline for French major Total to submit the development plan for the first phase of the country’s second biggest gas field, Absheron, which contains 350bn m3 of gas

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Iran, Russia in talks over electricity exchange Energy

Iran, Russia in talks over electricity exchange   A new report says Iran and Russia are in final talks over electricity exchange during high seasons. Payam Baqeri, head of Export Committee of the Iranian Power Industry Union, has told the Azerbaijan

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Caspian Overview: Azerbaijan Talks with Gazprom Energy

Caspian Overview: Azerbaijan Talks with Gazprom Azerbaijan’s energy monpoly Socar produced 5.4% less gas in the first five months of the year than in the same period of 2015. Output stood at 2.65bn m3, according to Socar’s latest figures, of

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Tehran, Kiev after closer trade ties Investment

Tehran, Kiev after closer trade ties   Deputy industry minister, at a meeting with Ukraine’s ambassador to Iran, called for expansion of trade exchanges between Tehran and Kiev. Valiollah Afkhamirad, who heads Iran's Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), voiced

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Singapore wins Baku port deal Investment

<header class="entry-header"> Singapore wins Baku port deal </header>   Baku International Sea Trade Port has signed an MoU with Singapore-based SMRT International and Ectivise Solutions to enhance the operational effectiveness of Azerbaijan’s new port.  The two Singapore-based companies will support the Port of Baku

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SOCAR-KBR Llc head assigned Energy

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Alp Togay Kurum, a citizen of Turkey, has been appointed general director of Azerbaijani-American joint venture SOCAR-KBR Llc within the start of JV’s commitments on the management of the project of reconstruction of the Baku Oil Refinery n.a.

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SOCAR's Azneft to introduce SCADA system Energy

SOCAR’s Azneft production unit is planning to develop SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system to create virtual form of the oil and gas fields of the country, SOCAR reported. SCADA system will allow visualization of oil and gas fields operations,

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GEG signs LoI for Caspian seabed seismic system Ecosystem

OSLO, Norway – inApril has signed a letter of intent (LoI) that could lead to a first commercial agreement for its Venator node-based seabed seismic acquisition system worth potentially $25-30 million.  The LOI is to supply a Venator system to Kazakh

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Iran to treble gas exports to Armenia Energy

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) – NIGEC managing director has reported on the reached agreement with Armenia to bring about a threefold increase in Iran’s gas exports to the Caucasus region country. Following an earlier power deal between

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Schneider Electric holds workshop at Baku Higher Oil School

On June 28, Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) and Schneider Electric started a three day workshop on Contemporary Standards of Process Safety for SOCAR management, engineers and technical employees. During the three separate workshop sessions, the presentations will be made

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Will Iran Scare Away Big Oil Once Again? Energy

Comments from the head of the National Iranian Oil Company suggest that Iran wants the old buyback contract back, a potentially destructive move for the oil majors. Iran's hardliners object to the introduction of the new IPC as an alternative to

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China’s New Silk Road Has Beijing Looking West Investment

China’s New Silk Road Has Beijing Looking West Beijing is becoming increasingly aware that although China has become an economic giant, it risks being connected with the world only through trade. To expand its international influence, China needs new political concepts

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Shell shutting down office in Azerbaijan Energy

Shell shutting down office in Azerbaijan   Shell Business Development Central Asia B.V., a subsidiary of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, announced the liquidation of its office in Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani Taxes Ministry’s ‘Vergiler’ newspaper reported July 8. In a comment to

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Sukhoi Su-30 Political and military events

Sukhoi Su-30   The Sukhoi Su-30 (Cyrillic: Сухой Су-30; NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) is a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. It is a multirole fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions. The

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T-90 + pic Political and military events

T-90   The T-90 is a third-generation Russian battle tank that entered service in 1993. The tank is a modern variation of the T-72B and incorporates many features found on the T-80U. Originally called the T-72BU, but later renamed

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Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch Energy

Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch   The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area and the resources to be found around in and under the Caspian Sea have been disputed for millennia. The issues

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Dry Cargo Vessel Launched in Russia science

Dry Cargo Vessel Launched in Russia   The Zhibek Zholy, a dry cargo vessel with a capacity of 7,500 dead weight tonnage (DWT), was launched July 12 in Shlisselburg, Russia, reported the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy

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Time travelling to the mother tongue History

Time travelling to the mother tongue The sounds of languages that died thousands of years ago have been brought to life again through technology that uses statistics in a revolutionary new way. No matter whether you speak English or Urdu, Waloon or

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Caspian Overview: BP's Caspian Gas Energy

Caspian Overview: BP's Caspian Gas   Azerbaijan produced about 9.363bn m³ of commercial gas in the first half of this year, down 8.8% year-on-year, of which BP-operated fields counted 71.6%, a top energy official told NGE. BP is the operator of the Caspian Sea’s

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EBRD Considers TAP Funding Energy

EBRD Considers TAP Funding   The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has confirmed that it started talks to provide direct financing of €500mn and attract €1bn from banks for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which will bring Azeri gas from

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Iran, Russia want broader ICT cooperation science

Iran, Russia want broader ICT cooperation   Iran and Russia have called for stronger measures to promote cooperation in the area of telecommunications and cyberspace. This was expressed in a meeting between Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud

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Turkmenistan, France strengthening co-op Political and military events

Turkmenistan, France strengthening co-op   Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov met with France’s extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador Patrick Pascal, said the message from Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry. Pascal is completing his diplomatic mission in Turkmenistan. During the meeting, the parties expressed intention to further

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Iran in talks with ‘Roscosmos’ for satellite building science

Iran in talks with ‘Roscosmos’ for satellite building   ICT Minister Vaezi said Iran is currently negotiating with Russia’s State Corporation for Space Activities ‘Roscosmos’ to reach the right deal for construction and launch of a national remote-sensing satellite. Mahmoud Vaezi,

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V.Filanovsky jacket departs Astrakhan for Caspian Sea Energy

V.Filanovsky jacket departs Astrakhan for Caspian Sea   Transportation has started of a jacket for the offshore ice-resistant stationary platform #2 from Astrakhan on the Russian Caspian coast to Lukoil’s V.Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea. The platform will

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Iran, Azerbaijan ink 6 MoUs in Baku Investment

Iran, Azerbaijan ink 6 MoUs in Baku The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan signed six memoranda of understanding in Baku on Sun. to further deepen ties between the two countries. In the ceremony

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Lukoil Provides Update on North Caspian Fields Energy

Lukoil Provides Update on North Caspian Fields   Russia’s Lukoil is on schedule to begin phase one production at its Filanovsky oil field this autumn and expects to begin phase two production in late  2017. It is also keeping an eye open to

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Russian shipyard to cooperate with Azerbaijan Investment

Russian shipyard to cooperate with Azerbaijan   Russian shipyard Red Sormovo, which is a member of a group of companies "Sea and oil & gas projects" (MNP group), intends to expand partnership with Azerbaijan. Representatives of the MNP group management took part in

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Azerbaijan, Iran increased electricity swap Energy

Azerbaijan, Iran increased electricity swap   Azerbaijan and Iran have increased the swap of electricity by 2.5 times, Hamid Chitchian, Iran’s Energy Minister told Trend. He said that a new ETL (electrical transmission line) with the capacity of 330 kilowatt and

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August 12 marks Day of Caspian Sea cultural

August 12 marks Day of Caspian Sea   August 12 marks the Day of the Caspian Sea, the largest land-locked body of water on earth. The Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, also known as

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Mastercards now available in Iran Investment

Mastercards now available in Iran   Iran’s ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi has announced that MasterCard’s international credit cards are now available inside the country. Speaking during a ceremony to inaugurate infrastructure projects of Iran Post, Iranian Minister of

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Russia holds tender for Iran power plant job Energy

Russia holds tender for Iran power plant job   Russia has announced a tender for the development of a key thermal power plant in Iran thus taking the project it was awarded last year one more step toward materialization.  Russia’s media

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Iran ready to swap oil with Russia Energy

Iran ready to swap oil with Russia   Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has reported on negotiations between Iran and Russia for oil swap. Speaking at a live IRIB program, Zanganeh said several domestic and foreign companies have launched

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Pakistan, largest buyer of Iranian LPG Energy

Pakistan, largest buyer of Iranian LPG   NIORDC managing director has cited Pakistan as the biggest regional customer of Iran’s Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Seyyed Naser Sajjadi said the need for swap of oil products with Caspian littoral

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Iran, Armenia to boost electricity exchange Energy

Iran, Armenia to boost electricity exchange   An official has announced that Iran-Armenia electricity exchange volume will become trebled upon completion of the third transmission line. Vice President of Iran Power & Water Industries Equipment & Services Export

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TAP: plus 700 line pipes reach Alexandroupoli port Energy

TAP: 700+ line pipes reach Alexandroupoli port   700+ line pipes to be used for the construction of TAP`s section in Greece have reached the port of Alexandroupoli, Azertac reported, The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will transport Caspian natural gas to Europe. Connecting

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