Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan sign gas swap deal

Facilities at the South Pars gas field are illuminated at night in Assaluyeh, Iran. (Reuters) November 29, 2021 Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have signed a gas swap deal for up to 2 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. Under the swap deal, Iran will receive [...]

By |November 29th, 2021|Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan|

Iran’s huge Caspian gas find is a geopolitical gamechanger

Leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan attend the signing ceremony of the 5th Caspian Summit. (AFP) By Simon Watkins August 23, 2021 Iran last week revealed a huge new gas deposit located in the Iranian sector of the Caspian Sea. The ‘Chalous’ structure is to be developed with the intention of [...]

By |August 23rd, 2021|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Turkmenistan turns away Iranian Airliner for non-payment of fees

Financial troubles for Iranian companies and the government are getting worse because of continuing US sanctions. (Reuters) July 10, 2021 An Iranian civilian airliner flying to Uzbekistan on Friday had to return to Iran because Turkmenistan’s authorities denied permission for the plane to fly over its territory. Tasnim news agency in Tehran reported [...]

By |July 10th, 2021|Turkmenistan|

Iran forced to end electricity exports and resort to imports

Rolling power cuts started in mid-May as the weather got warmer and the use of cooling systems increased. (AFP) June 14, 2021 Iran is set to increase electricity imports from Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkmenistan to offset shortages that have led to blackouts in major cities, the spokesman of the electricity industry said Sunday. [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Azerbaijan, Iraq, Turkmenistan|

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 strikes northeastern Iran near Turkmenistan border

Iranians gather outside their buildings after a 5.1 earthquake was felt in the capital Tehran on May 7, 2020. (AFP) September 26, 2020 An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck northeastern Iran on the border with Turkmenistan on Saturday, state Iranian TV reported. It gave no immediate information on possible casualties or damage from [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Turkmenistan|

Iran wants to start oil & gas production in this disputed hotspot

Leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan attend the signing ceremony of the 5th Caspian Summit. (AFP) By Simon Watkins January 4, 2020 Given the array of sweetener deals in the oil and gas sector promised to Russia by Iran in the past year or so – suspended until public outcry over [...]

By |January 4th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

The future of Iran’s Caspian Sea territory

(R-L) Presidents of Turkmenistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran meeting to discuss their respective rights in the Caspian Sea. August 12, 2018. (AP) By Faramarz Davar August 6, 2019 One year after the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea was signed, the Iranian public has expressed alarm about the fate of a [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

The reason why Iran won’t become an energy superpower

Long-planned pipeline to transport gas from Turkmenistan to India is unlikely to become operational. (Getty) By Omid Shokri Kalehsar December 19, 2018 In recent years, the Turkmen government has refused to toe the line of the United States and Europe, continuing gas sales to Iran, despite misunderstandings over costs affecting the economic relations of [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|Middle East, Turkmenistan|

Who is behind Iran’s debacle in the Caspian Sea?

Leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan attend the signing ceremony of the 5th Caspian Summit. (AFP) By Amir Taheri August 18, 2018 The storm raised last week over the signature by Iran of the Russian-sponsored Caspian Sea Convention may or may not subside anytime soon. But, whatever happens, it has opened [...]

By |August 18th, 2018|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Rouhani defends Caspian Sea convention, saying no sell-out

Kazakhstan - Summit of the Caspian states. Aktau, 12 August, 2018. (RFE/RL) August 16, 2018 President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members lined up on Wednesday to defend a Convention signed by the littoral states of the Caspian Sea. Responding to reports and speculations that question the possible benefits and advantages of the [...]

By |August 16th, 2018|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|