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In Azerbaijan oil

For the Russian pipeline
  In Azerbaijan oil
For the Russian pipeline

Transneft intend to collect from the State oil company of Azerbaijan (GNKAR) indemnification at a rate of $29 million for a stop of transportation of oil on the pipeline of Baku - Novorossisk. Azerbaijan is not going to pay: in the evening on Thursday of premieres - the minister of republic Arthur Rasi - back has declared that with similar statements the Russian side has hurried. Now Transneft searches to itself of new partners which could load the staying idle pipeline.

in the end of June GNKAR has stopped oil transportation on a route of Baku - Novorossisk, referring to seasonal increase in requirements of republic in oil products. Reaction Transneft has followed immediately. The state company has declared that is going to demand from GNKAR indemnification.
one of these days Transneft has executed the threat. She has addressed to GNKAR with the requirement to pay indemnification at a rate of $29 million If GNKAR refuses, Transneft intend to address in the international judicial bodies upon infringement of the intergovernmental agreement. According to this document in 2000 Azerbaijan should pump over on the oil pipeline of Baku - Novorossisk of 2,3 million t oil.
in a press - to service GNKAR to the correspondent have informed that any official reference in the company from outside Transneft did not arrive. On - visible, it has been sent in higher instances. On Thursday of premieres - the minister of Azerbaijan Arthur Rasi - back has declared: we are not going to pay Any indemnification. They (` Transneft `.-) can demand and $290 million Well and what? Even if they will address in court will receive nothing .
the Azerbaijan prime minister has reminded that last year, when a pipe stood idle on fault Transneft (from - for military operations in the Chechen Republic on it pumped over almost three times less than planned volumes), Azerbaijan did not show any claim. Arthur Rasi - back has paid attention that in the intergovernmental agreement obligations of the parties " are fixed; annually to increase quantity of oil transported to Novorossisk . Thus, this year Azerbaijan should pump over on the pipeline of oil not less, than in the past, that is 1,9 million t. And Russia can show charges in default from obligations only in the end of the year.
the same day at a meeting passing in London with representatives of the world oil companies the vice-president Transneft Valentine Izbitsky has informed that the tariff for oil prorolling on a route of Baku - Novorossisk at guarantees of increase in annual volumes of prorolling of oil to 7 million t can be lowered from present $15,9 to $8 for ton. However, this statement in a greater degree concerns not to GNKAR, at which, by data Transneft really there are no raw materials, and to a consortium of the foreign companies AMOK operating on a shelf of Caspian sea. Today the consortium uses strongly worn out oil pipeline of Baku - Supsa. In Transneft assert that shareholders of a consortium - BP Amoco and Exxon Mobile - are already ready to enter negotiations with the company.

IRINA - RYBALCHENKO; MOVSUN - MAMEDOV, Baku