Analysis: Turkmenistan, Russia and China

The most fascinating energy development of the last 14 months has been the furious, if covert, struggle involving Russia, China and the United States to develop Turkmenistan's vast natural gas deposits since the death of Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov in December 2006.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: Petronas makes Uzbek strides

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- In the mad Western dash for Central Asian energy resources, investors initially focused on Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. Following the death of Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov in December 2006, Western energy firms fell over themselves courting Turkmenistan's new president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Ten years before Niyazov's death, however, Malaysia's Petronas won Turkmenistan's first offshore drilling agreement and began prospecting in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Rosneft says oil prices won't fall dramatically; Turkmenistan, U.S. oil firm hold energy talks; Russia to see tax increases
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

CNOOC to increase output; Gazprom, UES to set up venture; Turkmenistan to export gas to South Asia
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Nabucco cut by Caspian line

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The last few months of 2007 were good for Russia, which has been fighting this year to affirm its leadership in the hydrocarbons market. And it may have spelled the end for the Nabucco pipeline, which Europe has wanted as a way to bypass reliance on Moscow.
IGOR TOMBERG, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysis: Turkmenistan sides with Kremlin

In a world of record-high energy prices, Wall Street bulls seem once again to have been outmaneuvered by the wily Kremlin for Turkmen energy assets.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Sakhalin Energy sustains production levels; Turkmenistan increases gas price for Gazprom; Gazprom invites ONGC to develop its refining
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Italian, Russian energy companies solidify plans for underwater gas pipeline; Turkmenistan eager to step up construction of pipeline; West Africa Gas pipeline to begin operations in December; TransCanada hoping for new Alberta pipeline

Analysis: U.S. irked by Turkmen gas policy

Since the death last December of Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov, interested diplomats and energy company executives from around the world have jetted into dusty Ashgabat airport for meetings with Niyazov's successor, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

China, Turkmenistan talk energy

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao discussed energy cooperation during a recent meeting in Ashgabat.

Analysis: SCO energy ties

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- For the past several days, Western analysts have been fixated on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s massive Peace Mission 2007 anti-terrorist drill.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Official: SCO energy talks pivotal

MOSCOW, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization discussed energy cooperation at their meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

New Turkmen president sworn in

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was named Wednesday as the winner in Turkmenistan's presidential election and was immediately sworn into office.

Turkmen election has 99 percent turnout

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Turkmenistan presidential elections Sunday were approaching a 99 percent turnout as the nation elects a new leader. With interim leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov the favorite to win, Itar-Tass reported that the national turnout of 98.65 percent wo
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