No. 35



Azerbaijan Forms Gas Export Committee

US Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson was hardly out of thecountry when Azerbaijan announced on 19 August that it would form a workinggroup to examine the export market potential of Azerbaijans natural gasreserves. While it is unlikely that the Energy Secretary was not informed aboutthe plan during his stay in Baku, the formation of the committee is meant to bea clear signal to Turkmenistan and the US that Azerbaijan will...