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A New Focus on Renewables: 2023 in Review

A New Focus on Renewables: 2023 in Review

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Dec 20, 2023

Renewable energy became a consistent focal point in energy dialogues among countries in th...

Powering Progress and Energy Expansion: 2023 in Review

Powering Progress and Energy Expansion: 2023 in Review

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Dec 20, 2023

Although the Caspian Region is famously known for its vast energy reserves, prior to Russi...

Unlocking Energy Cooperation: Insights from the C5+1 Summit and Caspian Business Forum

Unlocking Energy Cooperation: Insights from the C5+1 Summit and Caspian Business Forum

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Sep 29, 2023

The strategic significance of the Caspian region on the global stage was reaffirmed during...

Absheron Gas Field Inauguration Signifies New Energy Partnerships in the Caspian Region

Absheron Gas Field Inauguration Signifies New Energy Partnerships in the Caspian Region

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Sep 7, 2023

On August 31, an inauguration ceremony for the Absheron gas and condensate field was held ...

Afghanistan’s Canal Project Threatens Central Asian Water Security

Afghanistan’s Canal Project Threatens Central Asian Water Security

by: Meray Ozat

Date: Sep 5, 2023

Central Asia’s water security is facing a serious threat as the Taliban government continu...

Hungary Signs Breakthrough Energy Deals with Caspian Leaders

Hungary Signs Breakthrough Energy Deals with Caspian Leaders

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Aug 29, 2023

As a part of Hungary’s National Day celebrations on August 20, several leaders from around...

Turkmenistan Signs its First-Ever Energy Deal with the EU

Turkmenistan Signs its First-Ever Energy Deal with the EU

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Aug 24, 2023

​On August 20 in Budapest, Turkmenistan signed its first-ever deal to supply natural gas...

The Wealth Of The Caspian Region: A Modern History Of Oil And Natural Gas Export Routes

The Wealth Of The Caspian Region: A Modern History Of Oil And Natural Gas Export Routes

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Aug 23, 2023

The economic condition of Caspian countries has been significantly affected by factors suc...

The Importance of Turkmen Gas Exports in a Shifting Energy Landscape

The Importance of Turkmen Gas Exports in a Shifting Energy Landscape

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Aug 22, 2023

In August 2023, Turkmenistan transferred 10 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas to Iran—a sh...

UAE ADNOC’s Strategic Stake in Absheron Gas Field: Fortifying Cooperation and Shaping Energy Futures

UAE ADNOC’s Strategic Stake in Absheron Gas Field: Fortifying Cooperation and Shaping Energy Futures

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Aug 15, 2023

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has successfully finalized an agreement...

Central Asia's Escalating Energy Crisis and its Geopolitical Implications

Central Asia's Escalating Energy Crisis and its Geopolitical Implications

by: Meray Ozat

Date: Aug 9, 2023

As energy demands increase, Central Asian countries have been grappling with frequent ener...

Looming Disputes Over Major Kazakh Oil Projects Impose on Energy Sector Stability

Looming Disputes Over Major Kazakh Oil Projects Impose on Energy Sector Stability

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Jul 27, 2023

Kazakhstan is facing a series of oil project cost disputes with international oil giants...

Central Asia in Focus: Kyrgyzstan’s Energy Emergency

Central Asia in Focus: Kyrgyzstan’s Energy Emergency

by: Bruce Pannier

Date: Jul 26, 2023

Welcome to Central Asia in Focus, a newsletter that offers insight and analysis on the eve...

SOCAR and BP Place Bid to Explore Israeli Hydrocarbons

SOCAR and BP Place Bid to Explore Israeli Hydrocarbons

by: Josephine Freund

Date: Jul 24, 2023

On July 17, the UK’s BP (British Petroleum)and State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republi...

Uzbekistan Moves Forward with Russian Gas Deal

Uzbekistan Moves Forward with Russian Gas Deal

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Jun 22, 2023

Russia’s state-owned Gazprom signed its first deal with Uzbekistan to supply Central Asia ...

Baku Energy Week: Main Developments and Takeaways

Baku Energy Week: Main Developments and Takeaways

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Jun 13, 2023

Azerbaijan hosted the 28th annual Baku Energy Week, May 31-June 3. Bringing together high-...

Assistant Secretary Pyatt’s Visit to Baku Highlights Azerbaijan’s Increasing Role in Energy Security

Assistant Secretary Pyatt’s Visit to Baku Highlights Azerbaijan’s Increasing Role in Energy Security

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Jun 5, 2023

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Geoffrey Pyatt traveled to Azerbaij...

Kazakhstan Juggles Profit and Diplomacy with New OPEC+ Production Cut

Kazakhstan Juggles Profit and Diplomacy with New OPEC+ Production Cut

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Apr 11, 2023

On April 2, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Plus (OPEC+) shocked the glo...

Kazakhstan Sends Second Oil Shipment Across the Caspian Sea to Baku

Kazakhstan Sends Second Oil Shipment Across the Caspian Sea to Baku

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Mar 29, 2023

After receiving its first batch, Kazakhstan’s state-owned oil pipeline operator, KazTransO...