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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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SOCAR commissions gas well in Caspian Sea Energy

By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend: SOCAR (State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan) will additionally produce around 32.85 mcm of gas and 5,480 tons of condensate annually by commissioning a well at the Guneshli offshore field after overhaul, the company

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Azerbaijan won’t increase oil output Energy

Trend: Azerbaijan intends to keep the oil production in 2016 at the 2015 level, head of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), Rovnag Abdullayev said in an interview with ANS TV channel. He noted that the projects for increasing the production

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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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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 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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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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Turkmenistan to increase production of high-octane gasoline Energy

By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend: With commissioning alkylation units and isomerization at Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries (TCOR), it will be possible to produce additional 480,000 tons of high-octane gasoline (А-92, А-95 and А-98) per year, said the message from Turkmenistan’s Oil

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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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Turkmen oil refineries' complex to up LPG output Energy

By Aynur Karimova The Turkmen Ministry of Oil and Gas and Natural Resources has revealed the Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries' liquefied gas production plans for 2016. The ministry reported on March 18 that the complex will produce 340,000 tons of LPG

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Iran invited to Doha oil freeze talks Energy

Iran invited to Doha oil freeze talks Qatar’s media said on Wednesday that the country has invited Iran to join talks over implementing a proposed oil production freeze to help stabilize prices. Qatar’s Ministry of Energy and Industry has

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Iran announces major jump in oil exports Energy

Iran announces major jump in oil exports Iran says its oil exports have already reached around 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in what could highlight a major progress in the country’s post-sanctions oil industry performance. Iran’s First Vice

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New fishing regulations for 2016 Fishing

FRANKFORT — It is no longer getting dark at dinner time. We are beginning to have days cresting the 50 degree mark. It is enough to make you want to go fishing. Before you cast a line, however, you need to

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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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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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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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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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Doha oil meeting helpful, yet not ideal Energy

The upcoming Doha meeting on oil production will yield positive results on prices, yet it is far from an ideal move, said Mohammad Ali Khatibi, former Iranian representative in OPEC. The reason is that the meeting is going to focus on

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Iran’s oil, condensate export surpasses 2 mbpd Energy

Iran’s oil export has recently surpassed two million barrels per day, the country’s oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said. “The country now is exporting over two million barrels of gas condensates and crude oil per day,” Zanganeh said, Mehr news agency

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Gilaks People Caspian geography and anthropology

Gilaks People The Gilani people or Gilaks  are an Iranian people native to the northern Iran province of Gilan. Gilaks, along with the closely related Mazandarani people, comprise part of the Caspian people, who inhabit the southern

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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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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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ECO-Caspian energy transition through gas Energy

ECO-Caspian energy transition through gas The oil price slide since mid-2014 has severely constrained economic growth and investment in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) & Caspian region. Despite this, regional governments nevertheless expect an improved market climate &

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Master of its domains Investment

Master of its domains Much is made about the importance of oil to the Russian economy, but Russia is a global energy powerhouse that’s much more than a petro-state By Scott L Montgomery Russia is not what you think. Most

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Turkmenistan, Italy studying joint projects Energy

Turkmenistan, Italy studying joint projects Trend: Turkmenistan and Italy have great opportunities to diversify the cooperation and implement joint projects in various spheres, says the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. He made the remarks during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, read

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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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SOCAR launches new oil well Energy

SOCAR launches new oil well State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) will increase the production level to more than 11.3 million tonnes of oil per year due to commissioning of new oil well in Oil Rocks offshore field, the

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Russian oil CEO: We won't do deals with OPEC Energy

Russian oil CEO: We won't do deals with OPEC MOSCOW (CNNMoney) —A top Russian oil executive may just have killed off any lingering talk of an agreement among producing countries to freeze output. The world's top exporters, including Russia,

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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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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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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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Kazakhstan plans to enter top 10 oil exporters Energy

Kazakhstan plans to enter top 10 oil exporters Kazakhstan plans to produce 77 million tons of oil in 2016, Deputy Director General of the Information Oil and Gas Center of Energy Ministry of Kazakhstan Askar Kenzhekhanov said. He made the remarks

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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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Turkmenistan should focus on developing Caspian oil fields Energy

Turkmenistan should focus on developing Caspian oil fields   Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has emphasized the necessity of accelerating the work on developing the country's large oil and gas fields and paying special attention to the Turkmen sector of the Caspian

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Keeping microbes, zebra mussels away Ecosystem

Keeping microbes, zebra mussels away By Kris B. Mamula / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Only in dreams do zebra mussels have anything to do with implants for the brain — unless you’re Noah Snyder. He’s now marketing a chemical compound that can both

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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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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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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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Turkmenistan looking to Belarus as a transit partner Investment

Turkmenistan looking to Belarus as a transit partner Turkmenistan views Belarus as a promising partner in a large-scale transit project, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov told reporters after his talks with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on May 11, BelTA

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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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Baku to Allow Turkmen Gas into Tanap Energy

Baku to Allow Turkmen Gas into Tanap   Azerbaijan’s energy minister Natig Aliev says Baku and Ashgabat are negotiating a deal to enable Turkmenistan to supply gas to the European Union through the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC). “There are two pragmatic ways; first

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Emirates Aquatech eyes caviar exports to EU Fishing

Emirates Aquatech eyes caviar exports to EU   Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Aquatech is targeting caviar production of 35 tonnes per year as it awaits clearance from the European Union to export the prized product to Europe and increase its market share. “The

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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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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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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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Lukoil spuds at Vladimir Filanovsky in Caspian Sea Energy

Lukoil spuds at Vladimir Filanovsky in Caspian Sea Lukoil has commenced drilling operations at the Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea. The well is being drilled from an ice-resistant fixed platform, LSP-1, with first production set for 2H 2016. V. Filanovsky

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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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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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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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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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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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Daimler vows to take China off Iran roads Investment

Daimler says its trucks division will start the deliveries of Mitsubishi Fuso brand in Iran later this year.  The German carmaker and Iran’s Mammut Group signed a distribution agreement for Fuso trucks, especially in the light-duty segment, back in January as

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Saipem and Topaz secure Caspian contracts Energy

Saipem and Topaz secure Caspian contracts   Vessel owners have secured a series of contracts and charters to support offshore projects in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. A Saipem-led consortium received another contract from BP for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project. Saipem will

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Iran sees good co-op opportunities with Russia's Lukoil: minister Energy

Iran sees good co-op opportunities with Russia's Lukoil: minister   Tehran sees the possibility of signing a cooperation agreement with Lukoil, according to Iranian Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi. "Oil and gas cooperation with various companies is progressing. After the lifting of sanctions [against Iran], there are good possibilities for Lukoil and

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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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SOCAR to up capacity of gas storages Energy

SOCAR to up capacity of gas storages   Azerbaijan’s state energy company SOCAR announced about plans to increase capacity of its underground gas storages. The decision was taken during a panel meeting of SOCAR’s Azneft Production Union dedicated to the results of works

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Turkmenistan, Germany to sign some documents Investment

Turkmenistan, Germany to sign some documents   Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov intends to pay a working visit to Germany August 29-30, the Turkmen government said Aug. 27. According to the message, several documents are planned to be signed as part of the

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Iran, Russia ink 1 billion dollar oil rig deal Energy

Iran, Russia ink 1 billion dollar oil rig deal   Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and an Iranian company have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling rigs for oil and gas exploration in the Persian Gulf.  The deal

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Vitol to buy Iran, Russia swap oil Energy

Vitol to buy Iran, Russia swap oil   An oil official has announced that Vitol S.A. of Switzerland is likely to purchase Russian crude to be swapped through Iran’s largest oil terminal in the Caspian Sea. Despite the

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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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Bumi Q2 earnings decline Energy

Bumi Q2 earnings decline   Malaysian FPSO player Bumi Armada reported 12.2% lower revenue of RM402.9 million and net loss of RM518.3 million in Q2 2016 due to lower income from its floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), and floating gas

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Cuba to seek oil imports from Russia, Iran Energy

Cuba to seek oil imports from Russia, Iran   Cuba is looking to Russia and Iran to make up for dwindling oil supplies from close ally Venezuela. The island is keen to replenish oil supplies as it works to revive foreign tourism

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NICO, Total to sign oil swap contract Energy

NICO, Total to sign oil swap contract   Iran’s Naftiran Intertrade Company Sàrl (NICO) and France’s Total S.A. Company have agreed on sealing an oil swap deal. Naftiran Intertrade Company Sàrl (NICO), a Swiss-based subsidiary of the National

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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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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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Iran to Import Salmon From Russia Fishing

Iran to Import Salmon From Russia   Tehran will purchase salmon from Russia, a high-ranking Iranian official announced. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iran is going to import salmon from Russia, country’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Ali Akbar Mehrfard said on Wednesday. "Some species of

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Sarens wins biggest contract to date Energy

Sarens wins biggest contract to date   Belgian crane and heavy lifting specialist Sarens has signed a contract for the largest project in its history with Tengizchevroil. The project includes the land transportation and installation of the Pre-Assembled Units, Pre-Assembled Racks,

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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 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 refuses to limit oil output from Kashagan Energy

Kazakhstan, enjoying 3 percent of the world’s total oil reserves, announced that it will not impose any limits for oil production at the recently-relaunched Kashagan field. Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev noted that Kazakhstan’s share in the world

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Chabahar: Gateway to North- South Corridor Investment

IIKSS- India has carved a new geopolitical beginning in the Persian Gulf region putting Chabahar in the grand canvas of India’s geo-economic calculus in the emerging Asian architecture. She has kept her American partnership vibrant while opening a

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Mazhilis Approves Law on LEU Bank in Kazakhstan Energy

IIKSS - Kazakhstan’s Mazhilis (lower chamber of Parliament) approved Nov. 2 the draft law “On ratification of the agreement between the Kazakh government and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on establishing the low-enriched uranium (LEU) bank in

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Turkmenistan artificially farms sturgeons Fishing

IIKSS - Turkmenistan artificially farms sturgeon which will contribute to the conservation of the unique biodiversity of the Caspian Sea, the newspaper “Neutral Turkmenistan” reported. An important role in this will play a fish-breeding complex, built in the

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Azerbaijan exports 19M tons of oil products Energy

IIKSS - Azerbaijan exported 19,098,957 tons of oil products in January-November of this year, according to the State Customs Committee. The official figures suggest that the total value of the exported oil products made $5,896 million. The country

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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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Russia, Azerbaijan, OPEC cut oil production Energy

IIKSS - Agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC countries, including Russia, on oil production levels cut, aimed at stabilizing world oil market, will be implemented starting from today. In total, OPEC cuts oil production by 1.2 million barrels per

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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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Turkmenistan builds hugel complex Energy

IIKSS - Ninety percent of the work has been completed at the polyethylene and polypropylene production complex, which is being built in Turkmenistan’s Balkan region, the Neutral Turkmen newspaper reported. A reservoir park for water, hydrocarbon storage tanks,

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Kazakhstan to cut uranium output Energy

IIKSS - Kazakhstan plans to reduce uranium production by 10 percent in 2017, Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom reported on January 10. This decision was made considering current oversupply in the uranium market. The target uranium production for

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New chairman appointed in Turkmengas Energy

IIKSS - President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has decreed to appoint Maksat Babayev as the chairman of the Turkmengas State Concern. Babayev previously served as the deputy chairman in Turkmengas. Turkmenistan is currently eyeing to construct a pipeline

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Azerbaijan’s GDP increases Investment

IIKSS - The volume of Azerbaijan’s GDP reached 5.23 billion manat (official exchange rate on Feb. 18 is 1.7352 AZN/USD) in January 2017 that is by 0.8 percent more than in the same period of 2016, according to

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Iran means business Investment

IIKSS- A team at International Research Networks (IRN) organised an excellent Iran Business Symposium on Feb. 21+23, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Amsterdam. It was attended by Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and many other EU countries and

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Iran means business Investment

IIKSS- A team at International Research Networks (IRN) organised an excellent Iran Business Symposium on Feb. 21+23, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Amsterdam. It was attended by Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and many other EU countries and

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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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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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China Opens New Rail Link With Iran Investment

Beijing has officially opened its new train route to Iran, as the US urges its companies to wind down their operations with Tehran. As US President Donald Trump hardens his confrontational attitude to Tehran, tearing up the 2015 nuclear

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Oil, gas production up in Kazakhstan Energy

Kazakhstan increased oil, gas and gas condensate production by 6.4 percent in January-May 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year. This was stated by Kazakh Deputy Energy Minister Makhambet Dosmukhambetov at a government meeting on June

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Caspian Littoral States Sign Environment Protocol Environment

high-level representatives from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan signed the Environment Impact Assessment Protocol under the Tehran Convention during an extraordinary Conference of the Parties on Friday in Moscow, Russia. The protocol will enter into force

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Russian Steelmaker Stops Deliveries to Iran Investment

MMK, one of Russia’s largest steel producers, has stopped deliveries to Iran against the backdrop of new sanctions Washington has promised to impose on Tehran. The announcement was made by Andrey Eremin, the company’s director for economics, in an

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Iran, Russia banks sign refinance agreement Investment

Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) and Moscow MirBusiness Bank on Sunday inked a short-term refinance agreement to promote imports of necessary goods, Irna reported. EDPB and Moscow MirBusiness Bank signed contract worth €10 million; the agreement will help

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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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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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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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Azerbaijan reduces wheat imports Agriculture

In 2018, Azerbaijan imported more than 1 million tons of wheat worth $ 205.967. According to the State Customs Committee, the imports decreased by 193,528 tons or 15.2 percent in annual comparison, the cost - by $ 21,200 or

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Azerbaijan to send export mission to Poland soon Investment

The introduction of local products of Azerbaijan to international markets is boosting the non-oil sector of the economy and strengthens business ties with foreign countries. Therefore, Azerbaijan is organizing a number of export missions to promote national products under the Made

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Kazakhstan to expand types of goods exported Investment

Kazakhstan will expand the types of products it exports this year,, said Kazakh Vice Minister for Industry and Infrastructure Development Arystan Kabykenov at a January press conference. “Sodium cyanide will be shipped to Russia; semolina to China, Europe, Kyrgyzstan,

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Iran: Oil Survey in Caspian Sea Will Not Stall Legal Issues

K hazar Exploration and Production Company welcomes international companies in the oil industry in the Caspian region but will not wait for them, the managing director said. Speaking in a meeting in Tehran at the weekend, Ali Osuli said better results can be

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