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Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
June 15, 2017
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a breakdown of their energy resources.
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
May 12, 2017
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
As Astana enters an upturn, sustaining reform momentum will be vital as will confronting corruption.
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
April 14, 2017
Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
The promise was symbolic, anyway.
Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan
January 21, 2017
Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan
A strike in Kazakhstan, Dushanbe to phase out marshrutkas and Turkmenistan’s deepening crisis; recommended reads.
Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan
Is a Winter Oil Production Freeze in the Works?
November 01, 2016
Is a Winter Oil Production Freeze in the Works?
OPEC promises a plan November 30, but in the meantime members and non-members dither on cuts and freezes.
Is a Winter Oil Production Freeze in the Works?
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
October 17, 2016
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
The oil project met its deadline, but will it be sustainable?
Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan Hope
Kazakhstan: Oil Workers Strike in Zhanaozen
July 29, 2016
Kazakhstan: Oil Workers Strike in Zhanaozen
The strike--while brief--is another note in a litany of economic-based public frustrations.
Kazakhstan: Oil Workers Strike in Zhanaozen
Chevron and Kazakhstan Hail $36.8 Billion Tengiz Expansion
July 05, 2016
Chevron and Kazakhstan Hail $36.8 Billion Tengiz Expansion
The investment looks to capitalize on lower costs and bet on future demand.
Chevron and Kazakhstan Hail $36.8 Billion Tengiz Expansion
Kazakhstan to Attend the Doha Oil Summit
April 15, 2016
Kazakhstan to Attend the Doha Oil Summit
At least Astana will be in the room where it happens.
Kazakhstan to Attend the Doha Oil Summit
Will Kashagan Be Pumping by the Fall?
April 06, 2016
Will Kashagan Be Pumping by the Fall?
A better question might be whether it’ll be worth it.
Will Kashagan Be Pumping by the Fall?
Kazakhstan Among the Oil Giants
March 11, 2016
Kazakhstan Among the Oil Giants
Astana’s oversized dependence on oil has put the country’s economy at the whims of a merciless global oil market.
Kazakhstan Among the Oil Giants
Kashagan: Kazakhstan’s White Whale
December 09, 2015
Kashagan: Kazakhstan’s White Whale
Always in sight, but always just beyond reach: will Kashagan ever live up to expectations?
Kashagan: Kazakhstan’s White Whale
Visionary-Style Economics Meet Reality in Kazakhstan
November 13, 2015
Visionary-Style Economics Meet Reality in Kazakhstan
It’s unclear that Astana can match big ambitions with the reality of an underdeveloped bureaucracy.
Visionary-Style Economics Meet Reality in Kazakhstan
Ominous Outlook for Kazakhstan's Oil Exports
October 01, 2015
Ominous Outlook for Kazakhstan's Oil Exports
As oil production falls, experts forecast a consequent reduction in exports.
Ominous Outlook for Kazakhstan's Oil Exports
Kazakh Oil Workers Fall Victim to Low Oil Prices
August 13, 2015
Kazakh Oil Workers Fall Victim to Low Oil Prices
Low oil prices are both an economic headache and a potential social powder keg.
Kazakh Oil Workers Fall Victim to Low Oil Prices
Kazakhstan: Kashagan Hopes Are Up
June 22, 2015
Kazakhstan: Kashagan Hopes Are Up
The consortium of companies says the giant field will be at full capacity by the end of 2017.
Kazakhstan: Kashagan Hopes Are Up
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