SOCAR may offload pipeline shares

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The state oil company in Azerbaijan offered a minority stake in the proposed Trans-Anatolia gas pipeline to potential partners, a spokesman said.

Baku gets reform aid from Europe

BRUSSELS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The European Commission announced new funding to assist the government in Azerbaijan with reforms needed for improved ties with Europe.

Study: Azeri gas a game-changer for region

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A natural gas pipeline planned through Turkey for European markets could provide significant political capital for Ankara, an analysis says.

BP eyes stake in TANAP

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A BP representative in Turkey said the company was planning to take a stake in the Trans-Anatolian natural gas project from an Azeri oil company.

Hungary, Azerbaijan seek joint projects

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 25 (UPI) -- The time is ripe for more cooperation between Hungary and Azerbaijan on energy projects, Hungarian Foreign Affairs Secretary Peter Szijjarto said this week.

Pipeline group lauds Azeri, Turkish plans

ZUG, Switzerland, June 27 (UPI) -- The signing of an agreement between Istanbul and Baku on a natural gas pipeline is a boost for energy security in southern Europe, a pipeline consortium said.

Baku, Ankara embrace TANAP gas project

ANKARA, Turkey, June 26 (UPI) -- The Turkish government announced that Azeri President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Ankara to sign an agreement on a natural gas pipeline.

Europe concerned by Azeri rights issues

BRUSSELS, May 25 (UPI) -- Members of the European Parliament called on Azerbaijan to end its suppression of human rights, adding Baku must get in line with international standards.

HRW: Azeri forces rough up protesters

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 22 (UPI) -- Authorities in Azerbaijan are sending the wrong message about freedom of assembly as host of a Eurovision contest, Human Rights Watch Said.

Caspian gas consortium picks TAP pipeline

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The consortium controlling Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II natural gas field this week tapped the proposed Trans-Adriatic Pipeline as a possible route to Europe.

Caspian exemption from sanctions sought

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Britain and energy multinational BP say they have lobbied the U.S. government to exempt a major Caspian Sea gas field from new sanctions imposed on Iran.

Bulgaria, Azerbaijan confirm gas deal

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan will make good on commitments to supply Bulgaria with 1 billion cubic meters of gas per year, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov said this week.
Baku hails U.N. vote, Armenia not worried

Baku hails U.N. vote, Armenia not worried

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan hailed its election as a UN Security Council member this week as a great breakthrough while Armenia says it won't affect its dispute with Baku.

Iran playing energy games in Baku?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 31 (UPI) -- Tehran may be meddling in Azeri affairs in an effort to keep Western energy investors at bay, a regional analyst said.

Iran suspected in Azerbaijan unrest

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 16 (UPI) -- Amid allegations Tehran is exploiting Arab unrest to destabilize its Persian Gulf rivals and Israel claims it has seized Iranian arms bound for Hamas, Iran is also suspected of instigating trouble in neighboring Azerbaijan, a key source of oil for the West.
Baku condemned for reaction to protests

Baku condemned for reaction to protests

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 15 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch complained authorities in Azerbaijan had closed-door trials for demonstrators who took part in peaceful protests last week.

Ex-ambassador: Prince Andrew must go

LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- A former senior officer in the British Foreign Office called Thursday for Prince Andrew to be removed as a trade ambassador.
Kiev, Baku discuss energy strategies

Kiev, Baku discuss energy strategies

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan and Ukraine agreed to establish a working group to increase the Azeri supplies of energy resources, the Ukrainian president announced.
Obama: Ahmadinejad offensive, hateful

Obama: Ahmadinejad offensive, hateful

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said in New York Friday remarks to the United Nations by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were "offensive" and "hateful."

Eni in Baku to discuss gas projects

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 20 (UPI) -- Italian energy company Eni met with top government officials in Azerbaijan to discuss transporting gas across the Caspian Sea, executives said.

Turkey and Azerbaijan reach transit accord

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 28 (UPI) -- Turkey and Azerbaijan reached an agreement on terms for the transit of Azeri natural gas through Turkey to Europe.

Baku tells world of gas potential

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan has a key role to play in the global energy sector by reaching out to several partners, the Azeri president said at an economic forum in Switzerland.

Azeri-Romanian energy ties deepen

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Romania and Azerbaijan are developing deeper bilateral relations in a number of fields, including energy cooperation.

RWE in Baku on Nabucco talks

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A delegation from German energy company RWE met with the president of Azerbaijan in Baku to discuss power cooperation and the Nabucco pipeline to Europe.

Baku lauds Gazprom deal

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 1 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan is set to become one of the largest gas producers in the world, the Azeri president said in the wake of a deal with Russian energy giant Gazprom.
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