Azerbaijan Economy in The First 7 Months of 2013; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in The First 7 Months of 2013; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first 7 months of the year on August, 16, 2013. According to CESD survey, GDP Growth was 3, 8 % in the first seven months of 2013 meanwhile, the center’s price calculation results reached 3,17 % inflation rate in the same period. State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, however, reported... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Half of 2013; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Half of 2013; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first half of year on July, 22, 2013. According to State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, oil production is in stabilization phase in Azerbaijan, now since the committee reported only 0,7 % decline in oil GDP. CESD calculations, however, show that oil GDP declined by 2,1 % in the indicated... Read More

Why TAP?

Why TAP? CESD: TAP will contribute to EU Energy Security but Russian monopoly in Central and Eastern Europe will remain BP and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan signed an agreement to deliver Azerbaijan’s gas to Europe via the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) rather than the competing Nabucco West project at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku on June 28th, 2013 TAP is a consortium established by Norway’s Statoil (42.5%), Swiss’s Axpo (42.5%),... Read More

TAP Defeated Nabuco-West

TAP Defeated Nabuco-West The Shah-Deniz Consortium will announce the decision on the development of a pipeline to transport Shah-Deniz 2 natural gas to Europe on June 28, 2012. The BP-led group developing Azerbaijan’s vast gas reserves has chosen the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (Tap) via Greece to link to Europe, defeating the Nabucco West consortium, which had backed a route to Austria. The project reflects a European Union push for alternatives... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Four Months in 2013; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Four Months in 2013; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first four months of year on May, 17, 2013. Independent calculated data show that decline in oil production and oil export was continued in the first four months of 2013. Meanwhile, the government reports also proof that decline in oil export continue in the same period of 2013. State... Read More

Botas pays compensation to Azerbaijan for gas

Botas pays compensation to Azerbaijan for gas The Turkish state pipeline company Botas paid Azerbaijan 186 million liras as part of its obligation on gas agreements signed on a ‘take or pay’ principle, Samanyoluhaber reports on Tuesday, citing sources in the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. Botas also paid 1.4 billion liras for unwithdrawn gas to Russia, and 1.3 billion liras to Iran. In 2011, the Turkish State Pipeline Company... Read More

EU’s position on South Corridor ‘not changed

EU’s position on South Corridor not changed The position of the European Union on the South Corridor has not changed and we want to open this corridor as soon as possible. Head of the EU Representation in Azerbaijan Roland Kobia told the statement to journalists,Gun.Az reported. He said that they didn’t wish any delays in that issue. “As for TANAP, we have seen no agreement yet but we hope that will issue will find its solution soon.... Read More

Turkey pays for Azeri gas with 35 % less than market price

Turkey pays for Azeri gas with 35 % less than market price Turkey pays only % 280 per thousand cubic meter (tcm) to Azeri gas which is 2/3 of market price said CESD sources at State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).  Why SOCAR still officially denies publicly announcing what price Turkey currently pays for Azeri gas, although gas agreement between Azerbaijan and Turkey signed a half year ago, is the low price paid by Ankara- CESD sources... Read More