Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Petroleum Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Petroleum Affairs

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Petroleum Affairs

See also, Iran, Kuwait


Jan. 19: In Moscow, Caspian Pipeline Consortium members Kazakhstan, Oman, and Russia announced initiation of the first stage of a pipeline that would transport oil from Kazakhstan to the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. [1/20 WSJ]

Jan. 28: Iran and Pakistan agreed to establish a consortium to build a gas pipeline between the two countries. [1/30 FBIS]

Feb. 4: Algeria and Tunisia signed an agreement that would allow the transfer of Algerian natural gas over Tunisian territory for transport to Italy. [2/8 FBIS]

Feb. 5: The US firm Enron, the Russian firm Gazprom, and the Uzbek state enerpy company, Uzbekneftegaz, signed an agreement to develop gas fields in Uzbekistan. [2/6 FT]

Feb. 6: Turkey announced that it would purchase from Azerbaijan a 5-percent stake in a Caspian Sea offshore oil venture. [2/7 FT]

Feb. 9: The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) announced its agreement with Oman to develop the joint natural-gas field of Hangam-Khasib. [2/10 FBIS]

Feb. 13: The San Francisco-based Chevron corporatin announced a 40-percent reduction in spending on the major oil field of Tengiz in Kazakhstan. [2/13 WSJ]

The Russian gas firm Gazprom gained a 15-percent stake in the Karachaganak gas project in Kazakhstan in an agreement signed by Russia and Kazakhstan. [2/13 WSJ]

Mar. 2: The Russian oil proup, Lukoil, agreed to join Socor, Azerbaijan's state oil company, to explore and develop Caspian Sea oil and gas fields. …

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