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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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KazMunaiGas crashes prepayment party to improve debt profile Energy

Read the rest of this TXF article here: http://www.txfnews.com/News/Article/5472/KazMunaiGas-crashes-prepayment-party-to-improve-debt-profile. For more high quality trade, export & agency, and commodity finance journalism and events, visit www.txfnews.com Kazakhstan’s state-owned KazMunaiGas (KMG), an umbrella company of several subsidiaries, is closing a $3

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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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Topaz Energy and Marine Net $ 20.8m Profit Investment

Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, today announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2015. Business Highlights   * Net Profit for the period was US$ 20.8m before exceptional items, impairment charge

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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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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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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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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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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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Kazakh minister provides Kashagan update Energy

Kazakh minister provides Kashagan update    Production at the Kashagan oil field is expected to resume this year, according to Kazakhstan’s Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev. “The production at Kashagan will begin in late 2016. We are expecting to

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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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Port Of Call Investment

Port Of Call The Chabahar port in Iran will help India get direct access to Central Asian markets. For India Inc, it is a huge business opportunity. On September 1, 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his maiden visit

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Kazakhstan to resume oil production on Kashagan field Energy

Kazakhstan to resume oil production on Kashagan field   Oil output at Kazakhstan's Kashagan field is expected to start in October 2016. Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Massimov gave the relevant instruction to Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev and KazMunaiGas national company during the

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India and SCO Political and military events

India and SCO India Has More Hoops to Jump for SCO Membership   “I convey our deep sense of gratitude to the members of the SCO for accepting India as a full member,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi told leaders of the Shanghai

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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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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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Europe works on Turkmen gas import Energy

Europe works on Turkmen gas import   The European Commission is following and implementing the Ashgabat declaration from 2015 on energy cooperation with Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Turkey, a source in the European Commission told Trend. Within the implementation of this declaration the

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Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year Agriculture

Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year   Iran expects its state-sponsored purchases of wheat from domestic farmers to surpass 10 million tonnes this year, Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati says. Harvests in the 2016/2017 crop season are on track to make

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Iranian theater troupe pays tribute to Anton Chekhov cultural

Iranian theater troupe pays tribute to Anton Chekhov    Iranian theater troupe directed Parchin by Hamid Amjad paid tribute to Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) before their performance of “Three Sisters and Others” at Tehran’s City Theater

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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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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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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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Russia, Iran sign MoU on banking coop. Investment

Russia, Iran sign MoU on banking coop.   Iran and Russia on Thu. signed an MoU in the fields of banking cooperation, anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, and development of settlements in national currencies in bilateral trade.

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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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Turkmenistan discussing Caspian Sea agreements Legal Issues

Turkmenistan discussing Caspian Sea agreements   Another meeting of the Turkmen Interdepartmental Commission on the Caspian Sea was held in Ashgabat, the Turkmen government said Sept. 6. According to the message, the draft agreements on trade and economic cooperation among the Caspian-littoral

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IFC considers funding Southern Gas Corridor project Energy

IFC considers funding Southern Gas Corridor project   International Finance Corporation (IFC) is considering the possibility of financing the Southern Gas Corridor project, IFC representative in Azerbaijan Aliya Azimova told Trend Sept.9. She pointed out that this project is of great importance

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Artificial fish lakes of Azerbaijan under liquidation Fishing

Artificial fish lakes of Azerbaijan under liquidation   State Committee on real estate matters takes measures to ensure efficient use of land in Azerbaijan. State Committee on real estate matters informed that on 9 September raids and monitoring for creation of artificial

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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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Kashagan to boost world oil production Energy

Kashagan to boost world oil production Kazakhstan’s Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev has said that the official launch of Kashagan is scheduled for October 23 The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) can pump about 1.2million tonnes of crude oil from the giant oil field

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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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Oil Rebounds on Talk of Russia-Iran-OPEC Cooperation Energy

Oil Rebounds on Talk of Russia-Iran-OPEC Cooperation Russia supports year-long deal to stabilize oil, its OPEC representative tells Interfax Oil prices rebounded from a new one-month low Tuesday after further talk of cooperation to cap output among the world’s largest oil exporters. Russia

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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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Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Energy

Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Russia could soon become the world’s biggest oil producer if it continues pumping oil at levels not seen since Soviet times. Russian Energy Ministry data shows that

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Kazakhstan offers SOCAR to take part in Eurasia project Energy

Kazakhstan offers SOCAR to take part in Eurasia project   Kazakhstan offers Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR to consider the possibility of participation in the international Eurasia project, according to the protocol of the 13th session of the Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan intergovernmental commission

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Kazakhstan launches oil production at Kashagan Energy

Kazakhstan launches oil production at Kashagan   Kazakhstan has launched oil production at Kashagan field, with oil being produced at only four wells of the field, Sputnik Kazakhstan quoted Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev as saying. “As of Wednesday morning, daily oil

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Iran sells crude oil at $52.16 in a week Energy

IIKSS - Iranian light crude oil price continued its upward trend in the week ended on December 23, increasing 30 cents per barrel (pb) to reach $52.16, IRNA reported on Saturday. The country’s light crude price stood at

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Russia, Kazakhstan may create SEZ at Baikonur Investment

The chairman of the board of the Kazakh national company, Kazakh Invest, Saparbek Tuyakbaev, held a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Alexei Borodavkin and Russian trade representative in Kazakhstan Alexander Yakovlev in Astana, Central Asian media outlets reported

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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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New oil refinery to be built in Kazakhstan Energy

A new oil refinery plant will be built in Kazakhstan. A land area of ​​100 hectares in Zhanaarkinsky district of the Karaganda region has already been allocated for the construction, the press service of regional administrative office said, Kazinform

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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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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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New oil refinery to be built in Kazakhstan Energy

A new oil refinery plant will be built in Kazakhstan. A land area of ​​100 hectares in Zhanaarkinsky district of the Karaganda region has already been allocated for the construction, the press service of regional administrative office said, Kazinform

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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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Russia, Kazakhstan may create SEZ at Baikonur Investment

The chairman of the board of the Kazakh national company, Kazakh Invest, Saparbek Tuyakbaev, held a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Alexei Borodavkin and Russian trade representative in Kazakhstan Alexander Yakovlev in Astana, Central Asian media outlets reported

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Iran sells crude oil at $52.16 in a week Energy

IIKSS - Iranian light crude oil price continued its upward trend in the week ended on December 23, increasing 30 cents per barrel (pb) to reach $52.16, IRNA reported on Saturday. The country’s light crude price stood at

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Kazakhstan launches oil production at Kashagan Energy

Kazakhstan launches oil production at Kashagan   Kazakhstan has launched oil production at Kashagan field, with oil being produced at only four wells of the field, Sputnik Kazakhstan quoted Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev as saying. “As of Wednesday morning, daily oil

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Kazakhstan offers SOCAR to take part in Eurasia project Energy

Kazakhstan offers SOCAR to take part in Eurasia project   Kazakhstan offers Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR to consider the possibility of participation in the international Eurasia project, according to the protocol of the 13th session of the Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan intergovernmental commission

read more

Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Energy

Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Russia could soon become the world’s biggest oil producer if it continues pumping oil at levels not seen since Soviet times. Russian Energy Ministry data shows that

read more

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,

read more

Oil Rebounds on Talk of Russia-Iran-OPEC Cooperation Energy

Oil Rebounds on Talk of Russia-Iran-OPEC Cooperation Russia supports year-long deal to stabilize oil, its OPEC representative tells Interfax Oil prices rebounded from a new one-month low Tuesday after further talk of cooperation to cap output among the world’s largest oil exporters. Russia

read more

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

read more

Kashagan to boost world oil production Energy

Kashagan to boost world oil production Kazakhstan’s Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev has said that the official launch of Kashagan is scheduled for October 23 The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) can pump about 1.2million tonnes of crude oil from the giant oil field

read more

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

read more

Artificial fish lakes of Azerbaijan under liquidation Fishing

Artificial fish lakes of Azerbaijan under liquidation   State Committee on real estate matters takes measures to ensure efficient use of land in Azerbaijan. State Committee on real estate matters informed that on 9 September raids and monitoring for creation of artificial

read more

IFC considers funding Southern Gas Corridor project Energy

IFC considers funding Southern Gas Corridor project   International Finance Corporation (IFC) is considering the possibility of financing the Southern Gas Corridor project, IFC representative in Azerbaijan Aliya Azimova told Trend Sept.9. She pointed out that this project is of great importance

read more

Turkmenistan discussing Caspian Sea agreements Legal Issues

Turkmenistan discussing Caspian Sea agreements   Another meeting of the Turkmen Interdepartmental Commission on the Caspian Sea was held in Ashgabat, the Turkmen government said Sept. 6. According to the message, the draft agreements on trade and economic cooperation among the Caspian-littoral

read more

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

read more

Russia, Iran sign MoU on banking coop. Investment

Russia, Iran sign MoU on banking coop.   Iran and Russia on Thu. signed an MoU in the fields of banking cooperation, anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, and development of settlements in national currencies in bilateral trade.

read more

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

read more

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

read more

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

read more

Iranian theater troupe pays tribute to Anton Chekhov cultural

Iranian theater troupe pays tribute to Anton Chekhov    Iranian theater troupe directed Parchin by Hamid Amjad paid tribute to Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) before their performance of “Three Sisters and Others” at Tehran’s City Theater

read more

Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year Agriculture

Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year   Iran expects its state-sponsored purchases of wheat from domestic farmers to surpass 10 million tonnes this year, Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati says. Harvests in the 2016/2017 crop season are on track to make

read more

Europe works on Turkmen gas import Energy

Europe works on Turkmen gas import   The European Commission is following and implementing the Ashgabat declaration from 2015 on energy cooperation with Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Turkey, a source in the European Commission told Trend. Within the implementation of this declaration the

read more

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

read more

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

read more

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

read more