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Eurasianet

Eurasianet

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Eurasianet

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EurasiaNet.org provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, Turkey, and Southwest Asia.

Latest articles from Eurasianet

  • Kyrgyzstan Seeks Funding For Ambitious Hydropower Project

    Published 15 July 2017 | viewed 3,038 times

    Kyrgyzstan has signed a deal with a Czech company specializing in renewable energy to take over a hydropower project that the government sees as key…

  • Kazakhstan Bows Out Of OPEC Deal

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 15,796 times

    Kazakhstan is, as expected, bracing to drift away from its role in the OPEC oil production cap in the coming two months. Energy Minister Kanat…

  • The Future Of Central Asia’s Unified Power Grid

    Published 01 July 2017 | viewed 3,872 times

    Brutal winter weather in the late 2000s delivered a knockout blow to Central Asia’s unified power grid. Now, almost a decade later, tentative efforts are…

  • Kazakhstan Boosts Production Despite OPEC Pledge

    Published 03 June 2017 | viewed 6,913 times

    Kazakhstan’s energy officials are continuing to officially confirm to the public what is already widely known by now — that they have no intention to…

  • Uzbekistan To Increase Its Refining Capacity By 50%

    Published 27 May 2017 | viewed 4,963 times

    Uzbekistan revealed in late April that it had begun building a new $2.2 billion oil refinery that would produce fuel for sale domestically and abroad.…

  • Azerbaijan Could Emerge As A Natural Gas Power Powerhouse

    Published 06 May 2017 | viewed 7,455 times

    Back in 1994, when the so-called “Contract of the Century” was signed, forming an international partnership to develop the giant Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oil field, lots…

  • Uzbekistan, Gazprom Settle On 5 Year, $2.5B Gas Deal

    Published 15 April 2017 | viewed 5,666 times

    The deal struck at the start of April has been cast as historic for how long it runs before expiring — long enough to ensure…

  • Georgia Is Giving Up On Gazprom

    Published 14 April 2017 | viewed 9,757 times

    In the latest episode in one of the region’s longest-running geopolitical soap operas, Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze on April 12 announced that, as of this month,…

  • What Is Putin Planning For Ukraine?

    Published 29 March 2017 | viewed 25,373 times

    Western media may not be paying much attention to Ukraine now, but this does not mean that the conflict there has been frozen, much less…

  • Yet Another Delay For The Asia-China Gas Pipeline

    Published 04 March 2017 | viewed 4,605 times

    The ill-fated fourth strand of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline has again been put on hold amid apparent sagging demand for the fuel from Beijing,…

  • Italian Olive Groves vs Multi-Billion Dollar Pipeline

    Published 25 January 2017 | viewed 6,579 times

    The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline is a key element of Azerbaijan’s efforts to export its greatest source of wealth, its Caspian Sea natural gas deposits, to European…

  • China Pushes Nuclear Power In Moldova

    Published 02 July 2016 | viewed 7,949 times

    China appears willing to help Moldova become a nuclear power. But for now officials in Chi?in?u seem hesitant to go all-in on atomic energy.  Chinese…

  • Turkish-Russian Relations Worsen As Turkish Helicopter Is Downed

    Published 22 May 2016 | viewed 20,472 times

    The “game-changing” downing of a Turkish attack helicopter by Kurdish rebels with a Russian-made missile could further intensify still simmering hostilities between Ankara and Moscow.…

  • Is This The Most Intricate Oil Theft Operation Yet?

    Published 23 March 2016 | viewed 9,201 times

    While Georgia has been caught up recently in a major pipeline competition, with Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran all making a play for the action in…

  • Gazprom Loses Gas Deal As Georgia Opts For Azeri Gas

    Published 04 March 2016 | viewed 5,900 times

    Gone is the fear of betrayal, and bilateral love, once again, is in the air. Georgia, the strategic crossroads for energy alternatives to Russia, finally…

  • Gazprom Threatens To Cut Off Gas Supply To Kyrgyzstan

    Published 19 February 2016 | viewed 5,556 times

    When Russian gas giant Gazprom bought up Kyrgyzstan’s natural gas distribution system in 2014, some grumbled about loss of sovereignty, while others were relieved the…

  • Turkey Having Trouble Finding Alternatives To Russian Gas

    Published 29 January 2016 | viewed 5,512 times

    With Russian-Turkish relations bottoming out after Turkey’s downing of a Russian military jet last November, Ankara is scrambling to reduce its dependency on Russian gas.…

  • Iran Poses A Threat To Gazprom

    Published 22 January 2016 | viewed 5,830 times

    The ending of international sanctions against Iran could soon send Iranian gas flowing across and through the South Caucasus, amping up the region’s strategic significance…

  • How Russia’s Energy Giant Imploded

    Published 05 August 2015 | viewed 11,524 times

    It was not too long ago that Gazprom, the state-controlled energy conglomerate, was one of the Kremlin’s most potent geopolitical weapons. But those days now…

  • Azerbaijan Eyeing Gas Opportunity In Europe

    Published 11 March 2015 | viewed 4,716 times

    Azerbaijan is running lower on energy income but, amidst a revived push for a role in gas distribution in Europe, not on energy-ambitions. Baku is…

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