Russia & Central Asia

U.S. energy official praises Russia's oil increase

Erin E. Arvedlund, International Herald Tribune

The U.S. energy secretary, Spencer Abraham, praised on Friday Russia's plans to increase oil exports to America and highlighted natural gas as the next long-term U.S.- Russia joint energy project.

archived May 28, 2004
	

Nazarbayev Considers Oil Pipeline to Persian Gulf Via Iran

FT, Tehran Times

Kazakhstan would like to construct a pipeline through Iran to the Persian Gulf as the main outlet for its natural resources, the country's president said.

archived May 27, 2004
	

Energy-Inspired Geopolitical Rivalry Coming To A Head

staff writer, GeoStrategyMap.com

As the BTC Pipeline Nears Completion, America & Russia Make Their Respective Moves Seeking Strategic Control Over Caspian Energy Resources

archived May 5, 2004
	

British Petroleum states that Russian oil reserves equal to 60 billion barrels.

Alexander Sutyagin, PRAVDA.ru

Such relatively modest amount leads us to believe that a new Russian law consummated in February 2004 was no coincidence. According to the new law, any information concerning oil reserves in the country is in fact State secret. Actual oil and gas reserves in Russia turned out to be not quite as big as the Russian elite had envisioned them. Taking into account today's export tempo of oil products, Russia could soon begin importing oil.

archived April 28, 2004
	

Russia's unpleasant future

Abu-Aslan Berdushin, Kavkaz-Center

As soon as natural resources start running out or some alternative energy sources come up, Russia will start slipping down into a bottomless precipice and will inevitably collapse into small territories.

archived May 9, 2004
	

Russia Says 'No' to Nuclear Fusion Plant in Japan

Reuters, Planet Ark
archived January 15, 2004
	

Russian oil and gas sector growth may stop in 2007

RBC, RosBusinessConsulting

According to LUKoil Vice President Leonid Fedun, by 2007 the Russian oil and gas sector will stop rising.

archived January 12, 2004
	

Russia: Top secret oil

Alexander Sutyagin, translated by Anna O, Pravda online, English ed.

British Petroleum states that Russian oil reserves equal to 60 billion barrels.

Such relatively modest amount leads us to believe that a new Russian law consummated in February 2004 was no coincidence. According to the new law, any information concerning oil reserves in the country is in fact State secret.

archived April 28, 2004
	

Russia to run out of oil in six years?!

Unspecified Pravda staffer, Pravda

Russia, now the second largest oil producer in the world, warns that its oil supply will last only until 2010.

archived April 12, 2004
	

The Caspian Oil Myth

Patrick Eytchison, Synthesis/Regeneration, #32 (Fall 2003)

Caspian Sea region oil "riches" exposed as a convenient myth manufactured by various United States agencies, governments of some of the newly independent Soviet states of the Caspian Region, and Western oil companies.

archived September 30, 2003