Two arrested in theft, hazmat spill

ENFIELD, Conn., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Two men face charges they stole a Connecticut power company transformer that leaked a toxic chemical, forcing a hazardous materials crew to clean up the mess.

Analysis: Kazakhstan and the BTC pipeline

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The August military confrontation between Georgia and Russia has highlighted the vulnerability of the West's prize project to bring Caspian oil westward, the $3.6 billion, 1,092-mile Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. On Aug. 5, BTC exports were halted by a mysterious explosion, temporarily halting Azeri oil exports. Despite the pipeline's vulnerability, Kazakhstan has now decided to use the BTC to transport limited amounts of crude from its Tengiz field westward.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

NATO: Russia could help in Afghanistan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 8 (UPI) -- Russia could play an important part in assisting the NATO mission in Afghanistan, the special NATO representative to the South Caucasus said Saturday.

Analysis: Kazakhstan rules oceans

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Awash in oil revenues, the Kazakh government is now to spend some of its lucre on a pressing defense need that its military planners have overlooked since independence in 1991 -- a navy.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Russia remains the EU’s largest energy supplier
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: Turkey-Iraq spat may hit energy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- As Washington, Baghdad and Ankara intensively seek a last-minute diplomatic solution to Turkey's intention to invade Iraqi Kurdistan to deal a decisive blow to Kurdistan Workers Party guerrillas, the ominous consequences of an invasion are becoming clearer.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent