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The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre has released a press pack to highlight cooperation between the EU and its Eastern Neighbours in the field of energy, one of the key priorities of Partnership.

The press pack takes stock of the latest developments in the EU’s energy cooperation with its Eastern Neighbours, outlining the new initiatives, instruments and areas of cooperation such as the Covenant of Mayors, the Energy Community and the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership. It also features an overview of the INOGATE programme which has been a trailblazer for energy co-operation in this region, with links to project fiches and websites.


Find more about energy cooperation from the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre’s Press pack - Meeting the energy challenge: EU cooperation with its Eastern Neighbours(December 2013).

The source of information EU Neighbourhood Info Centre


National and local authority leaders will meet in Tbilisi (Georgia) on 5-6 September to discuss about their role in the fight for climate change and resource efficiency. The Forum is jointly organised by the CIUDAD programme, the Covenant of Mayors East and the Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine CoM projects.

The topics of the event will include: SEAP technical issues for cities willing to join the CoM, sharing experience of the advanced cities on the Covenant of Mayors, turning SEAPs into bankable projects and how to get funds to implement them, overview of EC, USAID and UN/GEF programmes and projects.


Source of information CIUDAD - Cooperation in Urban Development and Dialogue


Georgian Energy and Natural Resources Minister Kakha Kaladze and Director General of Azerbaijani company SOCAR Energy Mahir Mammadov got acquainted with the completed gasification works in Tianeti settlement and symbolically lit a torch in the center of the settlement.

SOCAR Georgia Gas carries out the gasification of Tianeti in two stages, Georgian Energy and Natural Resources Minister said. Currently the works that are envisaged by the first stage are complete. These works provide the construction of 11-kilometer gas pipeline in the direction of Tianeti. This will allow 301 potential subscribers to connect to the common network.

To date, a network of 496.4 kilometers has been built in the regions of Shida Kartli and Mtskheta-Mtianeti and 16,500 subscribers were provided with gas. The company plans to build 625 kilometers long gas pipeline in these regions by the end of this year. After the completion of construction some 20,872 subscribers will connect to the network.

By late 2014 over 86,000 families throughout Georgia will be provided with gas in accordance with the plan that was developed by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and gas distribution companies.

After the implementation of the plan additional 52 villages will be supplied with gas and tens of millions of lari will be invested in the construction of new infrastructure.

Source of information TREND.AZ


The new Minister of Energy and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Osmonbek Artykbaev  was appointed on the 22 of May 2013. 

Source of information web site of Ministry of Energy and Idustry of Kyrgyz Republic



Turkmenistan is operating to diversify its natural gas supplies to the world markets as being one of the most important priorities of the energy policy of the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov told the participants at the fourth International Gas Congress which opened in Ashgabat on May 21.

According to the Turkmen leader, the holding of the congress in Ashgabat must demonstrate Turkmenistan's concrete actions to develop the domestic energy sector in line with the policy implemented in the oil and gas industry, as well as active integration into the global energy system.

The large investments stipulate the high pace of large scale operations on the recognised world's largest natural gas field of Galkynysh.

The economic potential of the country's energy sector will significantly increase after the first stage ofGalkynysh is commissioned in the near future, the Turkmen president said.

The president said that Turkmenistan took the leading position in gas volumes in the world. One of the main tasks of the oil and gas complex is the efficient use and processing of natural gas and the production of high quality liquefied gas and polymers are in great demand in the world markets.

Turkmenistan creates favourable conditions to the suppliers of fuel and raw materials and consumers to create a multi-vector system of pipelines and conclude new contracts for the stable, reliable and long term delivery of energy resources to the world markets, the president said.

According to the energy strategy, Turkmenistan is operating much to prepare the new options of natural gas exports.

The meetings of the ministers participating in the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline construction project significantly increased the pace of the work in this direction. The meetings were held within the third International Gas Congress in 2012. Regular meetings of the technical working groups of member states testify to this factor.

The East-West gas pipeline being built rapidly in the country, will bring together all the major gas fields in Turkmenistan under a single system, as well as create conditions for the export of Turkmen fuel to the world markets in any direction, the president said.

Turkmenistan is one of the key players in the energy market of the Caspian region and Central Asia. According to the oil and gas industry development programme it is planned to increase the annual production of gas up to 250 billion cubic meters, mainly for export, in 2030.

In 2013, Turkmenistan plans to commission the Galkynysh largest field and initially extract 30 billion cubic meters of tank gas per year.

Source of information AZERNEWS


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