» February 2005
The February 2005 issues of Russian Energy Monthly, Kazakhstan Energy Monthly, Central Asia Energy Monthly and Caucasus Energy Monthly have been published.

The February issue of Russian Energy Monthly contains the following articles:

CIS fuel production in 2003, 2004
Russian results for 2004, plan for 2005.
Sibneft in 2004.
Production in January 2005.
Nenets Region in 2004.Yuganskneftegaz production and plans.
Rosenergoatom plan.
Hydro station output.
Krasnoyarsk power stations.
Illegal fuel sales.
St Petersburg oil product taxes.
Fuel for Arkhangelsk.
LPG price.
Baltiiskaya Gazovaya Kompaniya.
Rail transport in January.
River transport in January.
YUKOS developments.
YUKOS foreign debts.
YUKOS US account
Yuganskneftegaz
Lukoil to sell assets
Lukoil directors
Sibneft tax claims
Yugraneft bankruptcy.
Richest energy men in Russia.
Sakhaneftegaz accounts arrested.
Neftegaz Ukrainy to buy Kalmneft.
Transneft profit in 2004.
Gazprom production and exports in 2004.
Gazprom reform
Gazprom finances audited.
Gazprom Rosneft merger.
Gazprom Mosenergo shares.
Urengoigazprom to recover Nortgaz.
Mechel Steel Group buys Yakutugol stake.
SUEK being investigated.
YeES profits in 9 months.
Government representatives on YeES, Gazprom and Rosneft Boards.
New tax investigations of oil companies.
Russian trade surplus increases in 2004.
CIS oil exports in January.
Oil product export duty rates to change.
YUKOS suffers big cut in oil export quota.
Sibneft subsidiary Siboil registered in Vienna.
YUKOS will not export oil in 2005.
Gazeksport extends Gazum contract.
Gazprom and OMV discuss gas exports to Austria.
Belokamenka storage tanker.
Baltic Pipeline System gets loan.
Rosneft signs contract to supply CNPC of China.
TNK-BP still considering Logi oil terminal plan.
Taishet-Perevoznaya oil pipeline.
Yamal-Germany gas pipeline gets new compressor at Torzhok.
By-pass gas pipeline to be built round Moldova.
Hyundai completed new tankers for Sovkomflot.
Effect of Sakhalin-1 on indigenous people to be studied.
Sakhalin Energy wins tender to supply 1.5 mn t/yr of LNG to Kogas. Tokyo Gas also signs contract.
Exxon Ventures could refuse to take part in new Sakhalin-3 tender.
Gazprom official Tsygankov to be Gas Centre Chairman.
OMV open office in Tyumen.
Lukoil and Fortum JV SeverTEK to spend $355 mn on Yuzhno-Shapkinsk field.
Lukoil buys Teboil and Suomen Petrooli.
Gazprom and BASF discuss Wintershall JV and North Europe Gas Pipeline.
Gazprom and Siemens discuss gas pumping projects. Demag Delaval Power Nevskii making equipment.
Silovye Mashiny wins Greek gas turbine contract.
ONGC offered stake in Vankor project.
Gazprom officials visit Iran to discuss marketing of South Pars gas.
Busshehr Nuclear Station completed, awaiting fuel supply.
Lukoil hopes to recover Western Qurna oil contract.
Shell Global Solutions to work at Omsk refinery.
Minister of Natural Resources Trutnev has visited Oslo to discuss Barents Sea with Statoil and Hydro.
Energy conference in Saudi Arabia. Lukoil has set up Luksar JV, Stroitransgaz has opened office in Dammam.
Korea National Oil Corporation wants to help finance and build Taishet-Perevoznaya oil pipeline.
Gazprom discussing gas supply with Kogas.
Soyuzneftegaz signs PSA in Syria, where Tatneft already working.
BNFL wins contract for waste facility in Ukraine.
Lukoil President visits Caracas for discussions with Petroleos de Venezuela.
Household electricity use.
Russian oil refining in 2003, 2004.
Angarsk and Komsomolsk oil refinery.
Rosneft scraps Primorsk refinery plan.
YUKOS wants to increase stake in Mazeikiu oil refinery.
SIBUR strategy to 2011 approved.
Foreigners frozen out of big exploration projects.
Oil reserves in Eastern Siberia and Far East.
Marine oil production prospects.
New reserves in 2004.
Licence warnings for Ilikneft.
Pipe production at Vyksa plant of OMK.
TKM pipe plan for 2005.
Podolsk Taganrog merger.
Energopetrol of Bosnia.
Bulgarian oil imports in January.
CEZ Polish plan.
Czech Republic oil data for 11 months.
Russian energy exports to Hungary in 2004.
MOL sells gas business.
Hungarian electricity distributors.
PKN Orlen strategy for 2005.
Lotos Group buys refineries despite Glimar bankruptcy problem.
PGNiG 2004 profits.
ExxonMobil filling stations in Poland.
J & S oil trader.
Koksownia Przyjazn.
Romanian oil imports.
Russian cooperation with Romania.
NIS Naftagaz in Turkmenistan.
Slovnaft profit in 2004.

The February issue of Kazakhstan Energy Monthly contains articles on:

KazMunaiGaz revenue in January.
KazTransOil results for 2004.
New KazTransGaz director.
PetroKazakhstan results for 2004.
Gazprom delegation visits Kazakhstan for talks with KazMunaiGaz on Karachaganak gas exports to Orenburg and gas pipeline repair.
BMB Munai work at Aksaz, Dolinnoye and Emir fields.
ANAKO company 10 years old.
KazMunaiGaz to get half of British Gas stake at Kashagan.
Rosneft to sign Kurmangazy PSA shortly.
India wants to help explore Kurmangazy and Darkhan.
KazMunaiGaz and Lukoil to set up Khvalynsk JV.
Tender being organised for Block D, includes Rakushechnoye-More.
Maersk Oil to carry out ecological survey at Dunga. Also works Saigat field.
Oman wants to explore Zhemchuzhina prospect.
Transmeridian Exploration to consider Yuzhnyi Alibek project.
Aurado Exploration have completed seismic work at Liman Block.
YUKOS have sold stake at Fedorovsk to MOL and Exploration Ventures Ltd.
Kazakhstan investment in 2004.
Oil production plan for 2005.
Oil production in January 2005.
Economic growth forecast for 2006-2008.
Environmental concerns at Kumkol oilfields.
CNPC plan for Kenkiyak and Zhanazhol in 2005.
Caspian Holdings to start oil production at Zhengeldy.
Neftegaz Ukrainy to work Kazakh gasfield.
CPC to begin work on expansion of Tengiz-Novorossiisk pipeline.
KazMorTransFlot discussing Kuryk port with Samsung.
Kazakh foreign trade in 11 months.
Kazakh Russia trade plan for 2005.
Oil swap plan through Neka to be expanded.
Diesel export ban.
PetroKazakhstan trade in 2004.
Atasu-Alashankoi oil pipeline.
Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran pipeline
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
Oil transit through Russia in 2004.
Gas exports to Russia in 2004.
Plan for gas exports to China.
Tohoku Electric Power to advise on gas use.
Embamunaigaz to get new Bentec rigs.
Aktyubinsk Oil Equipment Plant.
Kazatomprom uranium production.
MAEK-Kazatomprom making Mangistau Nuclear Station site safe.
EBRD to finance Moinak Hydro Station.
EvrAzEs integration committee.
Indian Minister of Oil visits Kazakhstan.

The February issue of Central Asia Energy Monthly contains articles on:

Burren Energy investment plan.
Merhav discussing Seidi renovation project.
Working Group on Caspian status meets in Ashkhabad.
Turkmen oil and gas production in January.
New compressor stations at Barsagelmes and Goturdepe.
Mary Province in 2004.
NIS Naftagaz working at Korpeje.
New wells at Gazlydepe.
Burneftegaz completers new wells at Barsagelmes and Korpeje.
Turkmenburgaz completes wells at Tejen and Vostochnyi Serakhs.
Turkmen investment in 11 months.
Turkmen oil refining in January.
Turkmenbashi refinery in January.
Maryazot in 2004.
Turkmen foreign trade in 2004.
Dispute over price of gas exports to Russia unresolved.
Ukraine to review contract to buy Turkmen gas.
Turkmen trade with Iran.
Petcoke production.
Trans-Afghan gas pipeline.
Karabekaul oil product depot.
Rukhabat Pipe Plant.
Development of Turkmen electricity sector.
Electricity production in 2004.
Electricity in January.
Mary Power Station
Turkmenmashingurlushik.
Igor Yusufov visits Ashkhabad.
Niyazov meets Itera and Zarubezhneft officials.
Uzbekistan Gazprom agreement.
Soyuzneftegaz subsidiary UzPEC loses licence.
Sangtuda Hydro Station.
Rogun Hydro Station.
Batken-Sogdi power line.

The February issue of Caucasus Energy Monthly contains the following articles:

Azeri oilfield starts producing.
British Petroleum investment plan for 2005.
Turkish Petroleum investment projects.
Salyan Oil appeal rejected.
Caspian status Working Group meeting.
ExxonMobil stops drilling at Nakhchivan oil prospect.
SOCAR and Caspian Energy Group to drill wells at Kyurovdag.
Azerbaijan bitumen resources.
Oil production plan for 2005.
AIOC project at Guneshli deepwater section now 20% complete.
Chirag oil production in January.
Shah Deniz to start producing in September 2006.
New wells drilled at Darvin Kupasi by Pirallahi enterprise.
Lukoil pulls out of Govsany Zikh project.
Foreign investment in Azerbaijan.
New tankers ordered by Caspian Shipping Company.
Azerbaijan oil refining in January.
Heydar Aliev refinery.
Azerbaijan foreign trade in 2002-2004.
Oil exports in January.
Baku-Novorossiisk pipeline plan rejected.
Oil exports from Supsa.
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
BTC and ExxonMobil.
Chirag export revenue.
Oil exports to Czech Republic.
Azerbaijan trade with Turkey.
Oil product smuggling.
Domestic oil prices.
Gas consumption.
New Sumgait pipe plant.
Ministry to monitor Barmek and Baiva electricity companies.
Barmek Azerbaijan.
Mingechavir thermal power station.
Japan Oil Engineering Company to give gas use advice.
PA Consulting sets up heat project in Baku.
Georgian pipeline privatisation, and possible sale to Gazprom.
Georgia to import gas from Iran.
Armenian gas imports for 2005.
Iran-Armenia gas pipeline.
YeES to create vertically integrated electricity company in Armenia.
Russian electricity exports to Turkey through Armenia.






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