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SOCAR AQS drilling new well in Caspian Sea Energy

By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend: Azerbaijan’s SOCAR-AQS drilling has started drilling a new well at the Western Absheron field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, the company told Trend Feb. 15. “The drilling of the horizontal

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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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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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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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Baku to host 6th Road and Traffic expo Investment

Road and Traffic 2016, the 6th Caspian International Road Infrastructure and Public Transport Exhibition, will be held at Baku Expo Center on May 11-13. Road&Traffic is the region’s leading trade event bringing together professionals in road and tunnel planning and construction,

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Terms of bond issuance for Southern Gas Corridor defined Energy

By Anvar Mammadov – Trend: Azerbaijan's Southern Gas Corridor Company has released initial price thoughts for a ten-year bond at seven percent yield area, Global Capital agency reported. Depending on market conditions, the SGC's bond offering under the state guarantee is forecasted

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Zoology Institute announces about new discoveries Ecosystem

Director of the Zoology Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) Ilham Alekperov spoke about new discoveries and breakthroughs in this field while talking to Day.Az. “Activity of the Zoology Institute covers all issues related to the fauna of

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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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Azerbaijan, Iran to build border railway bridge Investment

Trend: Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia attach great importance to the transport corridors passing through these countries, and in particular the railway networks, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said. He made the remarks at a press conference following the trilateral meeting of the

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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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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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Azerbaijan, appropriate tourism destination for Russians Tourism

Azerbaijan, appropriate tourism destination for Russians A tense situation between some countries hamper tourism sector in many tourist attractive counties. Director of Summer Tour travel company Aykhan Allazli claims that Azerbaijan can become a new destination for Russian tourists. He said that

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Iran-Azerbaijan trade turnover up Investment

Iran-Azerbaijan trade turnover up by 53% Trade turnover between Iran and Azerbaijan has increased by 53 percent in the first three months of the current year, said Iran's ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi speaking to reporters in Baku April 21. Vaezi, who

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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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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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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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SOCAR to purchase gas from Russia Energy

SOCAR to purchase gas from Russia Natural resource rich Azerbaijan decided to purchase gas from neighboring Russia in order to maintain oil production. Azerbaijan's state-owned energy company SOCAR submitted a proposal to Russian Gazprom to purchase from 3 to 5 billion

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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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Baku to the future Political and military events

Baku to the future   NEXT month around two dozen Formula One racecars will speed through the gleaming centre of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. They will zoom along the shore of the oil-rich Caspian Sea, past five-star hotels and

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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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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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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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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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Azerbaijan – Oriental Express Hub? Energy

Azerbaijan – Oriental Express Hub?    With the first Mumbai-to-Moscow train scheduled to chug through Azerbaijan this August, railways seem set to become the new oil for the Caspian Sea nation.   Better known for a wealth of energy and

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Iran, Azerbaijan discuss cultural ties cultural

Iran, Azerbaijan discuss cultural ties   The Republic of Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Iran Bunyad Huseynov met Iran’s Minister of Culture Ali Jannati to discuss bilateral issues of concern. There are several cultural points that the two countries share, such as the poems

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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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Azerbaijan-Belarus business forum to be held in Baku Investment

Azerbaijani-Belarusian business forum will be held July 15 in Baku, the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) said July 1. Nearly 10 Belarusian companies will take part in the business forum, organized by Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry and AZPROMO. Trade turnover between

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Azerbaijani currency rate on July 11 Investment

Official exchange rate of the Azerbaijani manat against the US dollar was set at 1.5487 manats for July 11, said Azerbaijan's Central Bank July 8. Thus, manat's rate against the US dollar decreased by 0.2 percent compared to July 8. The

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Caspian Overview: Major Upstream Investment Approved Energy

Caspian Overview: Major Upstream Investment Approved   Kazakhstan and the Chevron-led consortium Tengiz Chevroil (TCO) approved on July 5 a $36.8bn plan to expand the giant Tengiz field, which has 45% of the country’s total production now. The sides plan to increase

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A tale of continuity cultural

A tale of continuity   In Azerbaijan, you can see a confluence of the old and the new One can say that this country has a foot each in two worlds — One in the modern world with industrial aspirations

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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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New well commissioned in Caspian Sea Energy

New well commissioned in Caspian Sea   Azerbaijan’s SOCAR produced 3.78 million tons of oil from the country’s offshore and onshore fields in January-June 2016. Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR will additionally produce nearly 16,500 tons of oil annually through commissioning

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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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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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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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Kazak president to visit Baku Political and military events

Kazak president to visit Baku   Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will visit Azerbaijan, Serbia, Armenia and a number of other countries in 2016. Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov announced about this at a briefing on August 17, RIA Novosti reported. In June, Idrissov

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Azerbaijani Navy exercises live-fire Political and military events

Azerbaijani Navy exercises live-fire   The Azerbaijani Navy have held another stage of command and staff exercise with live-firing, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on August 24. The exercises are held on the instruction of Azerbaijani President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed

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Iran pursues rail link to Caucasus states Investment

Iran pursues rail link to Caucasus states   Deputy road minister has announced that Qazvin-Rasht railroad, upon completion, will connect Iran to Caucasus countries. Ali Nourzad, Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development, deemed Qazvin-Rasht railway as

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SOCAR reveals volumes of oil & gas export Energy

SOCAR reveals volumes of oil & gas export   Georgia and Turkey have so far received 5.5 and 41 billion cubic meters of gas respectively through the Southern Caucasus Pipeline as part of Shahdeniz-1 project, said Khoshbakht Yusifzade, the first vice-president

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Local rivers under mudflow threat Environment

Local rivers under mudflow threat   Heavy rains of the past few days increased a risk of mudflows and floods in some mountains rivers of Azerbaijan, said Elbrus Alizadeh, the deputy director of the Geography Institute under the Azerbaijani National Academy

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SOCAR to ink contract on prospective structure in Caspian Energy

SOCAR to ink contract on prospective structure in Caspian   Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and Malaysia’s Petronas signed a memorandum of understanding on exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons at a block in the prospective offshore structure Goshadash, SOCAR said

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Government to stimulate tourism industry Tourism

Government to stimulate tourism industry   Azerbaijan located in the junction of two world civilizations, is a miraculous country with its rich natural resources, and ancient culture, history and people, whose lifestyle presents a unique and harmonious combination of the traditions

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SOCAR and Petronas signed MOU on Goshadash Energy

SOCAR and Petronas signed MOU on Goshadash   The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and the Malaysian company Petronas signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the exploration, development and hydrocarbons production on the field that is part of potentially good

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Kashagan oil maybe transported via Azerbaijan Energy

Kashagan oil maybe transported via Azerbaijan   Energy-rich Kazakhstan may start oil export from its large Kashagan field through Azerbaijan in 2017.  Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said that the country does not exclude the possibility of transporting oil through Azerbaijan,

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Azerbaijan, Russia eye to expand flights network Tourism

Azerbaijan and Russia intend to expand the network of flights, which are currently carried out in six directions between the two countries, Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia Valery Korovin

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Baku to host Azerbaijani-Pakistani business forum Investment

IIKSS - The Azerbaijan-Pakistan business forum will be held in Baku on December 6, the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Fund (AZPROMO) reported on November 29. The representatives of the Pakistani companies specializing in food industry, textiles, pharmaceutics,

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UAE interested in Azerbaijani products Investment

IIKSS - To promote the national brands in Dubai, Azerbaijan's export mission visited the United Arab Emirates recently. The delegation included representatives of 20 companies engaged in manufacture of natural juices, mineral beverages, agricultural products, meat and meat

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Moscow says Russia-Azerbaijan ties remain stable Investment

IIKSS - Bilateral relations between Russia and Azerbaijan remain continue to be stable, Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, told a briefing on Wednesday.  “These ties were established by our heads of state, backed by relevant documents,

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Azerbaijan brands to hit Pak markets Investment

IIKSS - Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry has announced that he will send an export mission to Pakistan next February. The export mission will include companies specializing in the production of fruits, vegetables, mineral water, fruit juices, sugar and confectionery,

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Fire at Azerbaijani gas pipeline extinguished Energy

IIKSS - The fire that broke out following an explosion at a gas pipeline in Sangachal settlement, Azerbaijan’s Garadagh district on Monday morning has been extinguished, the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations informed. A fire erupted after an

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ADIF authorized capital to be increased Investment

IIKSS - Authorized capital of the Azerbaijan Deposit Insurance Fund (ADIF) will be increased in 2017 in line with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s decree on approval of the state budget. According to the decree, Azerbaijan’s Finance Ministry is

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Azerbaijan plans export mission to Germany Investment

IIKSS - An export mission of Azerbaijani entrepreneurs to Germany is planned for January 2017, hoping to boost exports. The mission, which is scheduled for January 23-26, will represent such local products as fruit and vegetables, mineral water,

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Iran-Azerbaijan Rail Linkup in a Month Investment

IIKSS - The railroads of Iran and Azerbaijan will be connected in a month, according to Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi. The two country’s rail networks will be linked via a 10-km route connecting the

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French author visits Azerbaijan`s Parliament cultural

IIKSS - French author Gerard Cardon, who plans to write a book about Azerbaijani women, has today met Deputy Speaker of Azerbaijan`s Parliament, chairperson of the parliamentary committee on human rights Bahar Muradova. Bahar Muradova hailed development of

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Iran-Azerbaijan railway construction launched Investment

IIKSS- Iran has started laying rail tracks on the rail section Astara (Azerbaijan) - Astara (Iran), which is constructed in the framework of the North-South international transport corridor. Governor of Iran’s Astara Port Yunes Ranjkesh said that operations

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Delegation of Russian Navy arrives to Azerbaijan cultural

IIKSS- A delegation of the General Command of the Russian Navy has arrived in Azerbaijan, where together with colleagues will discuss preparations for the organization and conduct of the "Sea Cup-2017" contests, RIA Novosti reported citing the Russian

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Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan long-term partners: ambassador Investment

IIKSS- Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are partners and the two countries’ economic systems complement each other, Rashad Mammadov, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan, said in an interview with Trend. "Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan didn’t become rivals despite

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Baku : A city of contrasts Tourism

IIKSS- Baku is  a city of extremely sharp contrasts. Every step taken out the front door guaranteed to be an adventure. Wonderful parks and alleys, wide avenues, majestic and modern buildings, squares and bridges are today the essential

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China’s strategy in the Caucasus Investment

IIKSS- When leaders of Azerbaijan and Georgia took part in a session titled “The Silk Road Effect” at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, they were predictably eager to promote the importance of the China-led Silk Road

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Azerbaijan to begin car exports Investment

The Iranian-Azerbaijani car manufacturer Khazar has announced its intention to begin the export of its vehicles to Russia and other CIS countries from 2019. Veronika Allahverdiyeva, a representative of Azermash, the Azerbaijani partner in the joint venture, confirmed that

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Azerbaijani oil prices for Sept. 10-14 Energy

Average price of AZERI LT CIF, extracted at Azerbaijan's Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block of fields, was $80.03 per barrel on Sept. 10-14 or $1.15 more than the previous week. The highest price of AZERI LT was $81.5 per barrel, while the

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Gazprom, SOCAR mull issues of gas supply to Azerbaijan Energy

Russian company Gazprom and the Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR discussed the issues concerning gas supplies to Azerbaijan. These issues were discussed during the meeting between Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller and SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev,

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Rosneft buys seismic data on Caspian Sea science

Russia’s Rosneft has purchased seismic data on the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea for $1.1 million, Azerbaijani news agency Turan reported on Monday. Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin signed an agreement with State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic

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