A dispute that began 10 years ago over oil and gas deposits is taking a turn for the military. A rapid build-up of Russian and Iranian naval and other armed forces is taking place in the Caspian Sea as the countries in the region move to enforce a demarcation line drawn up in the 1950s, according to a Russian report published this week.
20 October 2001 , 14:22486
I was shocked by what has happened. A monstrous attack on peaceful New-Yorkers is a challenge and a serious lesson to all the mankind. Let's remember, however, victims of terrorist attacks in Russia. A wave of explosions in Moscow, Dagestan has reached the American continent. I hope the world community has realised that murderous events in Chechnia and Balkan countries, endless threats of Bin Laden and his accomplices are links of one and the same chain. Peace negotiations with terrorists and search of compromise don't help, alas, to avoid danger. And nobody knows in which country and at what time the next explosion will thunder. Who can pledge that tomorrow the terrorist attacks will not repeat?
19 October 2001 , 11:34869
Flush with export revenues from oil and gas, aluminum, steel, and other metals, Russia's industrial titans are on a buying binge. They're consolidating core stakes in commodities and adding major new holdings in manufacturing, defense, and information services. Such acquisitions could boost these companies' control of the $260 billion nonfarm economy from about 30% now to 40% or even higher within two years, according to Eric Kraus, chief strategist of Moscow investment bank Nikoil Capital Markets. Only state-controlled monopolies such as Gazprom wield similar clout.
18 October 2001 , 11:56524
Europe?s collective gas bill could fall by ё1.4 billion a year- eight per cent - by 2005 if all the countries? gas markets were fully competitive, according to a report from leading UK-based analysts Energy Markets.
18 October 2001 , 11:30426
"Iraq could boost production capacity to 10 million bpd as soon as it starts to develop its new oilfields, which are on top of the 74 fields already in operation," Amer Rashid told Al-Rafidain weekly. Rashid said on August 4 that Iraq was looking to raise output to six million bpd, a plan it says has been scuppered by the ongoing international sanctions imposed on Baghdad for invading Kuwait in 1990.
18 October 2001 , 11:26367
As you know, over the last few years, ecological problems have become international problems. Because Alberta is a highly developed industrial country and is famous for its ecological stability, we are interested in how ecological problems are solved in Alberta. Could you tell us about environment management programs in the area of intensive extraction of mineral oil (do you use special improved equipment)? What security measures are carried out for prevention of ecological accidents?
20 September 2001 , 11:41332
At present JSC Gazprom carries out above 20% of the world and 94% of Russian natural gas output, provides gas for domestic consumers and develops policy on the world energy markets.
20 September 2001 , 11:35259
Dear Colleagues, Friends!
Take my most sincere congratulations on the Day of Oil and Gas Industry Worker that is celebrated in Russia for the 36th time this year.
02 September 2001 , 11:36289
The first half-year 2001y has finished. With what parameters of economical and social development the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug has approached this boundary?
17 July 2001 , 11:38353