Kashagan has a production life for decades, but only after reaching its designed capacity the idea of construction of the Transcaspian
oil pipeline construction could become crucial.
3 Lybia 12 21 20 5 42 Ooldea, Australia 46 14 4 1 35 Oudja, Morocco 0 4 17 6 73 Transcaspian
lowlands 11 7 27 14 41 Zeltin, Lybia 0 14.
He added that Tehran does in turn oppose the Transcaspian
pipeline as it aspires to become the key transit country for a pipeline carrying Turkmen gas westwards after the lifting of sanctions.
Semenov-Tianshianskii construed the "Turkestan region" to include the territories of the Transcaspian
, Samarkand, Syr-Dar'ia, Fergana, and Semirech'e regions and the khanates of Khiva and Bukhara--that is, the oasis parts of Middle Asia and the south of Kazakhstan.
The purpose of his trip was to assess the consequences of the construction of the Transcaspian
Railway and its role in Russian expansionism to the south.
He points out that they in the Kremlin are not very happy at Azerbaijan's recent actions: Gabala, TransCaspian
Azerbaijan and EU is still negotiating with Turkmenistan on Transcaspian
Attempts to ignore Russia's position on building a Transcaspian
oil pipeline could lead to armed conflicts in the region, the daily says citing Russian experts.
Turkmenistan's potential gas reserves are even larger than previously thought, encouraging the European Union to tap into this potential, and motivating Ashgabat to cooperate on a transCaspian
pipeline bound for Europe despite Russian opposition.
When the volumes exceed 500,000 bpd, a transCaspian
pipeline may be built.
Having recognized the value of the Caspian port of Krasnovodsk (which they had founded in 1869) during the campaign against the Khanate of Khiva, the Russians became determined to bring the entire Transcaspian
region within their empire.
A related fear was the danger of the South Caucasus being used for the transportation of Central Asian gas (through a Transcaspian
gas pipeline and the Nabucco project) to Europe.