» September 2004
The September 2004 issues of Russian Energy Monthly, Kazakhstan Energy Monthly, Central Asia Energy Monthly and Caucasus Energy Monthly have been published.

The September 2004 issue of Russian Energy Monthly contains the following articles.

Russian oil production in January-August.
The 4th quarter plan for oil production, transport and exports.
Surgutneftegaz are developing the Yukyaunsk oilfield.
Gazprom plan for gas production in 2005.
Russian oil plans for 2020.
Idle wells belonging to private oil companies.
Surgutneftegaz gas production in January-August.
Prirazlomnoye PSA drawn up.
Oil production by the Uvat group of fields belonging to TNK-BP.
Siberian gas production in 2003 and the Gazprom development programme to 2008. It involves work at Yamburg, Kharvutinsk, Zapolyarnoye, Yen-Yakha, Pestsovoye, Yuzhno-Russkoye and Tazovsk.
Electricity plan for 2004 reduced to 927 twh.
Construction of Obskaya-Bovanenkovo-Kharasavei railway line.
Gas price increase for 2005.
Private gas pipelines to be acquired by Gazprom.
SIBUR plan to build LNG filling stations.
Lithuanian railway tariff increase for oil products.
New gas pipeline in Kaliningrad.
Gazprom to absorb Rosneft in planned merger.
Sale of 7.6% stake in Lukoil.
Lukoil taxes in first half of 2004.
Lukoil and Gazprom officials killed by terrorists.
YUKOS accounts for first half of 2004.
YUKOS diary for September.
YUKOS official killed.
TNK-BP obtain $1 bn credit.
Sibneft accounts for first half of 2004.
Vainshtok re-elected as Transneft President.
Gazprom accounts for first quarter of this year.
Igor Yusufov gets new job.
Russian foreign trade in 7 months.
CIS seaborne oil exports in August.
Russian oil exports in 8 months.
Russian oil export plan for 2005-2007.
Putin promise to continue increasing oil exports.
Big rise in oil export duty.
Gas exports in January-July.
Oil exports to Germany in first half of 2004.
Oil exports to China.
Primorsk accident prevention programme.
Oil product exports from Klaipeda in first half of 2004.
Cut in planned crude exports from Butinge.
New Kaliningrad oil export terminal opposed.
New oil tanker launched for Sovkomflot.
Baltic Pipeline System throughput plan.
Odessa-Brody oil pipeline filling with oil for export from Yuzhnyi.
Caspian Pipeline Consortium to carry Rosneft oil.
Taishet-Nakhodka pipeline plans discussed.
Gas export pipeline capacity increase planned with work on Zapolyarnoye-Urengoi, North Tyumen-Torzhok and Yamal-Germany pipelines.
North European Gas Pipeline route agreed.
Ukrainian gas transit system to be expanded with new Bogorodchany-Uzhgorod pipeline planned.
Coal exports through Arkhangelsk and Kandalaksha considered.
Valkyries Petroleum buys stake in Pechoraneftegaz from Vitol Russia BV.
YeES and Datang electricity company of China sign memorandum.
Chinese delegation visits Leningrad Nuclear Plant.
Total oil company of France buys stake in Novatek.
Siemens and Gazprom discuss cooperation.
Iraq oilmen arrive in Russia for training by Lukoil.
Mitsui and Gazprom discuss gas cooperation.
Japanese Minister of Trade and Industry visits Sakhalin.
Statoil, Gazprom and Rosneft sign memorandum on cooperation.
Kogaz holds talks with Gazprom on Russian gas sales to South Korea.
Korean National Oil Corporation delegation vists Moscow for talks with Rosneft.
Silovye Mashiny wins contract to build Vietnamese power station.
Russian gas consumption rose 1% in January-July.
Gazprom to set up special department to operate underground storage reservoirs.
Conference on use of gas to operate farm vehicles.
Presidents Putin and Lukashenko say agreement has been reached on Gazprom gas sales to Belarus.
Sosnogorsk condensate loading facility reconstructed.
Russian oil refining in 7 months.
Russian petroleum coke production at Volgograd, Perm, Novokuibyshev, Omsk, Angarsk and Ufa.
Yaroslavl visbreaker commissioned.
Tobolsk-Neftekhim petrochemical company records big rise in output.
Orenburg Gas Plant to increase processing of Karachaganak gas.
Ownership of Mazeikiu oil refinery queried.
Long term exploration programme to 2015 to be published.
Lukoil plan for development of Yurii Korchagin oilfield.
Zapadno-Amputinsk oilfield discovered near Varyegan by Aganneftegazgeologiya.
Rosneft awarded 10 oil exploration licences for blocks in Krasnoyarsk province.
Yuganskneftegaz have revised their oil reserves from 2.7 to 12.8 bn tons.
Gazprom commission discusses acquisition and use of licences.
TNK-BP continuing talks with Gazprom on the development of Kovykta.
St Petersburg shipyard hoping for Barents Sea tanker orders.
Bosnia Herzegovina discusses gas debt with Gazprom.
Bulgarian oil imports in 8 months.
Bulgaria could import gas from Iran.
Ruse power station to be reconstructed.
Karbon Invest to raise stake in Ostravske Karvinske Doly to 100%.
E.ON power distributors in Czech Republic renamed.
CEZ price increase.
MOL first half financial data.
Gazprom are to bid for MOL gas business.
PKN Orlen acquisition of Unipetrol to be approved.
Polish electricity reform discussed.
EBRD fails to extend planned loan to Elektrim for Patnow power station.
Romanian oil imports in 8 months.
Slovak privatisation plans.
Enel buys 66% stake in Slovenske Elektrarne.

The September 2004 issue of Kazakhstan Energy Monthly contains articles on:

The official long term pas plan to 2020, with data on reserves at Karachaganak, Tengiz, Kashagan, Zhanazhol, Imashevskoye, Zhetybai, Tenge, Uzen, Urikhtau, Prorva, Kalamkas and Amangeldy gasfields.
PetroKazakhstan receive $100 mn credit.
Kazakhoil Aktobe expenditure at Alibekmola and Kozhasai oilfields.
Tengizchevroil bond issue.
Karazhanbasmunai profit and dividend for 2003.
Korean National Oil Corporation could buy 69% stake in Tenge oilfield.
Cost of early oil production at Kashagan could be higher than planned by Agip KCO.
South Koreans could develop Zhambai prospect in Kazakh Caspian.
Uzen oilfield 40th anniversary.
Kazakh oil, gas and coal production by company in January-August.
Zhanazhol oilfield development by CNPC-Aktobemunaigaz.
Zhanazhol Gas Plant third section planned.
Kazakh oil and gas pipeline throughput in 8 months.
Kazmortransflot completes two new oil loading piers at Aktau.
Kazakh foreign trade in 7 months.
New tanker to arrive at Aktau.
Kazakh electricity imports in 7 months.
4th line at Atyrau pipe plant opened by Chevron Munaigaz Inc.
UlbinskMetallurgical Plant sets up subsidiary in China.
Oman Minister visits Kazakhstan.

The September 2004 issue of Central Asia Energy Monthly contains articles on:

Plans by the Zarit consortium of Zarubezhneft, Rosneft and Itera to explore Turkmen Caspian.
Dragon Oil workover programme at Jeitun (LAM) has rehabilitated 5 wells.
Maersk Oil have contracted Caspian Drilling Company to drill exploration well with SOCAR Istiqlal semi.
New exploration well completed at Korpeje.
Achak Directorate has completed exploration well at Yerburun.
Turkmenabat Directorate has obtained gas from Yangui prospect.
Kuijik Directorate working well at Korpeje and Gamyshlyja.
Turkmen oil and gas production in 8 months.
New well drilled at Vostochnyi Cheleken oilfield by Goturdepe Directorate.
Marygazdobycha vehicle fleet increasing.
Dashoguzneftegazstroi construction trust working well.
Enex Process Engineering sign workover contract at Korpeje.
Turkmenbashi Oil Refinery reconstruction.
Turkmenbashi diesel hydrofiner.
Turkmenbashi catcracker.
Turkmenbashi lubricant plant.
Polypropylene production.
Naip LNG plant.
Oil product exports.
LNG exports increase after terminals at Serakhs and Serkhetabad expanded.
Foreign construction contracts.
New gas pipeline in Dashoguz Province.
Turkmenbashi gas turbine power station.
Yuzhnyi Gamyshlyja gas turbine power station completed.
Iranian Foreign Minister has visited Turkmenistan.
Canadian delegation from Buried Hill Energy and Petroleum Group visits Ashkhabad.
Oman Foreign Minister visits Turkmenistan.
Uzbekistan oil and gas production in 7 months.
Eriell Corporation begins drilling of exploration wells at Buzakhor gas field.
Uzbekneftegaz oil refining in 7 months.
Ural Turbine Plant hopes to sell new gas pumping units to Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan registers big increase in coal production from Angren field.
China extends loan to Uzvodenergo for Tupolang, Andizhan and Akhangaran hydro stations.
Uzbekistan holds elections.
Iran extends loan to Tajikistan for Sangtuda hydro station.
Kyrgyzstan coal industry.
Kyrgyzstan exports 1 twh of electricity to Russia.

The September 2004 issue of Caucasus Energy Monthly includes the following articles:

Lukoil to retain 10% stake in Shakh Deniz but could leave Hovsany-Zykh project.
John Brown Hydrocarbons Ltd to close Baku office.
SOCAR official Khoshbakht Yusufzade wins promotion.
Structure of Azeri Caspian described.
Pre-drilling of 2nd well at Azeri Western section completed.
ExxonMobil say first exploration well at Zafar Mashal is dry.
Another exploration well to be drilled at Garabagly by Salyan Oil JV of SOCAR, CNPC and CNDOC.
Azerbaijan oil and gas production in 8 months.
No13 platform at Gyuneshli starts drilling.
Eastern section at Azeri oilfield.
Gum Adasy oil production.
SOFAR income and expenditure.
Caspian Shipping Company expecting Babak tanker shortly.
Output in 7 months by Azerneftyag and Heydar Aliev oil refineries.
Heydar Aliev refinery coker resumes production.
Oil product stocks.
Azerbaijan trade in 7 months.
Oil exports through Baku-Novorossiisk oil pipeline in 8 months.
SOCAR exports of oil from Chirag through Supsa.
Baku-Batumi railway transport of crude and products in 7 months.
SOCAR oil product exports.
SOCAR extends contract to sell aviation fuel to Total oil company of France.
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline construction on target.
Azeri gas imports hit by sabotage of Mozdok-Kazi Magomed pipeline.
Azerbaijan gas supplies in 8 months.
Bakgaz repairing gas distribution system in Baku.
Azerigaz to renovate Nakhichevan distribution system in time for imports from Iran.
Azerbaijan Government and IMF agree on domestic energy prices.
Big increase in gas price.
Fuel oil stocks.
Baku Plant of Oilfield Equipment.
Electricity production in 8 months.
Baiva-Energy building new sub-stations.
Baiva-Energy to invest in Ganja and Alibairamli distribution enterprises.
Ordubad hydro station feasibility study.
Georgian oil official Georgii Chanturia dismissed.
Theft of oil from Baku-Supsa oil pipeline.
Georgian import of Azeri oil products could stop.
Tbilgaz wants to increase gas imports from Gazprom but cannot pay debts to Gazeksport.
YeES unhappy with attitude of Georgian Government.
New accident at Inguri hydro station.
Armenia obtains gas pipeline credit from Iran.

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