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Project History

On July 13, 2007 Gazprom and Total signed the Framework Agreement on the major terms and conditions of cooperation when developing Phase 1 of the Shtokman gas and condensate field. The identical Agreement between Gazprom and StatoilHydro (present Statoil) was signed on October 25, 2007.

In order to implement the project, on February 21, 2008 Gazprom, Total and StatoilHydro signed the Shareholder Agreement to set up the special-purpose company Shtokman Development AG. Gazprom holds a 51 per cent stake in the company, while Total and Statoil -- 25 and 24 per cent stakes, accordingly.



18 French officers and 100 paratroopers captured in Homs, a Lebanese MP claims - Region - World - Ahram Online

Total.com - Exploration and production in the Middle East - Total Group

Syria: A new Russian trick? - Arab News

UN, Russia and China urge Syria let in UN envoy | End the Lie - Independent News

WHY SYRIA? The Obama, Hilary Lucifer Clinton PIPELINE WARS! - [VIDEO]


North Korea/Japan

Japan warms to US liquefaction prospects | 02/03/12 | ICIS Heren

The Global Shipping Industry's Most Profitable Sector: LNG Shipping

Japan supply deal brings Ichthys final investment decision closer | 06/12/11 | ICIS Heren

Ichthys LNG Project



Hungarian, Georgian PMs agree on importance of AGRI pipeline | New Europe

Azerbaijan--Georgia--Romania Interconnector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Azerbaijan--Georgia--Romania Interconnector (AGRI) is a proposed project to transport Azerbaijani natural gas to Romania and further to Central Europe. Natural gas would be transported by the pipeline from Sangachal Terminal in Azerbaijan to the at the Kulevi Terminal at the Black Sea coast of Georgia. In Kulevi, the liquefied natural gas export terminal (LNG plant) would be built. Liquefied natural gas will be transported by LNG tankers to the Constanţa terminal in Romania. After regasificaton natural gas will be delivered through the existing gas grid to Romania and other European countries.[1][2][3] Alternative to the transportation of liquefied natural gas is transportation of compressed natural gas.[1] Capacity of the interconnector is expected to be 7 billion cubic metres (250 billion cubic feet) of natural gas per year, of which 2 billion cubic metres (71 billion cubic feet) will be consumed in Romania.[2] The project is expected to cost cost €4--6 billion.[4][5] On 13 April 2010, the Minister of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Natig Aliyev, Minister of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment of Romania Adriean Videanu and Georgian Energy Minister Alexander Khetaguri signed a memorandum on implementation of the project and establishment of the project company headquartered in Bucharest.[1][2][6] The project is developed by AGRI LNG Co formed by Romgaz, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic, Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation, and MVM.[7] This is possible that also Bulgaria can join the project.[7] The project is seen as a competitor to the Nabucco pipeline, White Stream, South Stream, Trans Adriatic Pipeline, and Interconnector Turkey--Greece--Italy projects.

SOCAR Section: The Development of the Oil and Gas Industry in Azerbaijan by Dr. Khoshbakht Yusifzade

It's All About Azerbaijan - Forbes.com


State Secretary: U.S. strongly supports idea of TAPI gas pipeline construction - Trend

Pak vows to push energy ties with Iran; disregards US - Rediff.com India News

He made the remarks while responding to a question about US threats to energy projects with Iran, including the pipeline and ventures to import electricity, on "Prime Minister Online", a monthly TV show in which he interacts with the public.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [ Images ] has warned Pakistan of "damaging consequences" over the gas pipeline with Iran, saying Islamabad [ Images ] could face sanctions if it went ahead with the ambitious project.

"We have been very clear in pointing out the consequences of building this pipeline," Clinton told lawmakers at a Congressional hearing in Washington on Wednesday.

She warned that sanctions could be triggered if the pipeline is constructed either as an Iranian project or a joint project with Islamabad.


Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Eastern Revolution hits the oil sector: pipeline under fire ~ The Arab Digest

Explosions Destroy Saudi Oil Pipeline, Sends Oil Prices Soaring

Photo Of Pipeline Fire And Map Of Awamiya Region | ZeroHedge

Saudi Aramco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The origins of Saudi Aramco can be traced back to May 29, 1933, when the Saudi government granted a concession to Standard Oil of California

2007 Saudi Aramco subsidiary Saudi Aramco Sino Co. Ltd. signs agreements with ExxonMobil, Sinopec Corp and the Fujian Provincial Government of China to form two joint ventures: Fujian Refining and Petrochemical Co. Ltd., a refining and petrochemicals venture, and Sinopec SenMei (Fujian) Petroleum Co. Ltd. (SSPC), a marketing venture.

2008 Saudi Aramco celebrates the 75th anniversary of the May 29, 1933, signing of the oil concession between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Standard Oil of California (Socal). King Abdullah visits Dhahran to celebrate the 75th anniversary.

2009 CEO inaugurates KAUST, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where many high profile guest, state leaders, kings, and scholars attended the ceremony.

2009 Saudi Aramco reaches 12 Mbbl/d (1,900,000 m3/d) capacity after completing an expansion program. Also, Petro Rabigh, the company's first petrochemical plant (a partnership with Sumitomo Chemicals Co., Ltd., begins production.

2010 Saudi Aramco unveils GigaPOWERS and runs a first field test of Resbots.[17]

2011 Saudi Aramco starts production from Karan Gas Field, with an output of more than 400 standard cubic feet per day.[18]

2011 Saudi Aramco is officially named the world's largest and most valuable privately owned company. Saudi Aramco is said to be monopolizing the world's energy market.

2011 Aramco raised selling prices for all crude grades for customers in Asia and Northwest Europe for April shipments and cut prices for customers in the U.S.[19]

South Sudan


DEPA retains hope of Shah Deniz gas export pipeline award - Offshore

The partners in the Shah Deniz gas field development in the Caspian Sea have provisionally opted for exclusive negotiations with Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) on a gas export route to southern Europe. According to Harry Sachinis, chairman of competing pipeline consortium IGI Poseidon and chairman and CEO of DEPA: "We understand that this is just a provisional decision by Shah Deniz and we remain convinced that the ITGI project presents the best solution for the opening of the Southern Gas Corridor and for Azerbaijan, or other gas producing countries, to export their gas to Europe. "ITGI is the most advanced pipeline system, the only one with all the necessary permits and agreements in place and strongly supported by the governments of both Greece and Italy... "ITGI is the only project able to take a Final Investment Decision in line with the time schedule of gas production from Shah Deniz II field and thanks to the pipeline from Greece to Bulgaria (the IGB pipeline project) the ITGI system will enable the diversity of sources and routes of supply to southeastern Europe from 2014." The ITGI project will be constructed on the basis of available gas from Shah Deniz II (10 bcm/yr or 353 bcf/yr), with capacity for expansion to guarantee transportation of additional supplies at a later date. It would make use of existing infrastructure in Turkey and Greece with a new pipeline (IGI) connecting Greece to Italy. This would include a 200-km (124-mi) offshore section through the Ionian Sea.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline submits Independent Natural Gas application to Greek regulator - Offshore