Shah Deniz gas export decision now due by April

Shah Deniz gas export decision now due by April The decision on a route for the export of Azerbaijani gas to Europe will not be made until the first quarter of 2012, a senior executive has said. Rovnag Abdullayev, president of state oil company SOCAR, said the process of selection of the route to export gas produced as part of Stage II of development of the Shah Deniz field had been extended until the first quarter of 2012. “At present, the proposals submitted by the... Read More

Azerbaijan’s WTO Accession: Cooperation or Protectionism?

Azerbaijan’s WTO Accession: Cooperation or Protectionism? The country will lose comparative advantage after Russian Accession to the WTO “IX round of multilateral talks  between  Azerbaijan and  the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been postponed at the initiative of the World Trade Organization’s Secretariat.  Earlier the IX round was scheduled for 9 December 2011. Next round of multilateral talks between WTO and Azerbaijan is scheduled in February, 2012”-... Read More