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Eurasianet

Eurasianet

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Eurasianet

Eurasianet is an independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground reporting and critical perspectives on the most important developments in the region.

Latest articles from Eurasianet

  • Kazakhstan’s Oil Dilemma

    Published 05 February 2019 | viewed 10,275 times

    It was a hot July morning in 2000 when a helicopter carrying Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev landed on a drilling barge on the Caspian Sea.…

  • BP Bets Big On The Caspian Sea

    Published 19 January 2019 | viewed 12,522 times

    UK oil and gas giant BP is planning to launch an ambitious two-year exploration and drilling program in Azerbaijan's sector of the Caspian Sea aimed…

  • Russia Lifts Gas Prices For Armenia In 2019

    Published 05 January 2019 | viewed 10,472 times

    Russia has raised the price for the gas it sells to Armenia by 10 percent. The negotiations over the gas price were seen as a…

  • Turkmenistan’s Pipeline Project Faces More Hurdles

    Published 15 December 2018 | viewed 9,652 times

    While in Islamabad, Muhammetmyrat Amanov, chief executive of the TAPI Pipeline Limited Corporation, urged his hosts to get to work building their section of the project by March. Amanov…

  • Crypto Mining Could Leave This Region Without Power

    Published 15 December 2018 | viewed 8,387 times

    Rampant cryptocurrency mining is threatening the shaky electrical network in the tiny, mostly unrecognized republic of Abkhazia, forcing officials to call for putting regulatory shackles…

  • These Nations Are The Hardest Hit By Iran Sanctions

    Published 10 November 2018 | viewed 12,585 times

    The resumption of wide-ranging American sanctions on Iran promises economic uncertainty for the Islamic Republic’s neighbors in the Caucasus: Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Washington's goal…

  • Turkey And Azerbaijan Cement Relations With New Oil Refinery

    Published 27 October 2018 | viewed 9,319 times

    Azerbaijan and Turkey have further strengthened their already close relations with the formal commissioning of the first Azerbaijani-built oil refinery in Turkey. For an estimated $6.3…

  • Is Uranium On The Way Back?

    Published 16 October 2018 | viewed 17,767 times

    Kazakhstan’s wholly state-owned uranium mining giant is capitalizing on high prices for its wares by announcing plans to list on the London Stock Exchange.  The…

  • Kazakhstan’s Fuel Crisis Is A Thing Of The Past

    Published 06 October 2018 | viewed 7,938 times

    Under a new deal being signed with Russia on October 3, Kazakhstan will be permitted to export car fuel — a sign that severe domestic shortages may…

  • What Is Behind Tajikistan’s Skyrocketing Fuel Prices?

    Published 21 July 2018 | viewed 12,298 times

    One of the most popular means to get around Tajikistan’s capital is the “three-somoni taxi,” named for the set price of the fare. No more.…

  • Uzbekistan, Russia Announce Joint Nuclear Facility

    Published 14 July 2018 | viewed 11,761 times

    Uzbekistan has said it has reached an agreement with Russia to jointly build a nuclear power plant, a development it says will help it economize…

  • Azerbaijan’s Pipeline Conundrum

    Published 16 June 2018 | viewed 10,741 times

    Upwards of a thousand dignitaries – including the presidents of Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Serbia – assembled June 12 at a barren site outside…

  • Iran Looks To Boost Energy Relations With Turkmenistan

    Published 31 March 2018 | viewed 6,181 times

    Turkmenistan is exploring options on natural gas swap deals with Iran to export its fuel to markets further afield, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reportedly said…

  • Uzbekistan Looks To Export Electricity To Afghanistan

    Published 26 March 2018 | viewed 5,832 times

    Senior officials with Uzbekistan’s state-run power company have said work has begun on building power cables to Afghanistan that will enable them to increase exports…

  • Azerbaijan-Europe Gas Pipeline Gets $1B In Funding

    Published 24 March 2018 | viewed 14,186 times

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved 932 million Euros ($1.15 billion) in loans for the Trans Anatolian gas Pipeline (TANAP) being constructed across Turkey…

  • Tajikistan’s New Hydroelectric Plant Can Benefit Entire Region

    Published 10 March 2018 | viewed 13,524 times

    In the boldest signal of bilateral amity to date, Uzbekistan’s president announced during a seminal visit to Tajikistan on March 9 that he intends to…

  • Turkmenistan Looks To Boost Electricity Exports

    Published 03 March 2018 | viewed 12,573 times

    With all the fanfare that accompanied the recent start to work on the Afghanistan section of TAPI – the pipeline that Turkmenistan hopes will one day pump…

  • Uzbekistan Races To Boost Energy Production

    Published 11 February 2018 | viewed 10,088 times

    Since the soil beneath Uzbekistan is brimming with oil and gas riches, the president asked indignantly at a recent government meeting, why are the people…

  • Ambitious TAPI Pipeline Grows Closer To Completion

    Published 10 February 2018 | viewed 11,175 times

    It is the natural gas pipeline project that many have long said could never happen. But the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline, or TAPI for short, is taking…

  • Work Resumes On Troubled Turkmenistan-China Pipeline

    Published 04 February 2018 | viewed 9,825 times

    Work has resumed in Tajikistan on construction work on a natural gas pipeline running from Turkmenistan to China. Deputy Energy and Water Resources Minister Jamshed…

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