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Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
October 03, 2018

Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check

By Paolo Sorbello
Western companies operating at Karachaganak agreed to pay Kazakhstan $1.1 billion, ending an enduring spat with the government

Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
October 03, 2018

Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement

By Catherine Putz
The deal will see Kazakhstan receive a $1.1 billion payment and an amended production-sharing agreement.
Kazakhstan's Energy Company Continues to Borrow to Survive
April 30, 2018

Kazakhstan's Energy Company Continues to Borrow to Survive

By Paolo Sorbello
A recent Eurobond issue piles up on Kazmunaigas' debt, signaling just how dependent Kazakhstan's oil and gas giant is on borrowed capital.

The Real Future of Green Energy in Kazakhstan
January 12, 2018

The Real Future of Green Energy in Kazakhstan

By Andres Fernandez
Given the dominance of conventional energy resources, are Astana’s green energy reforms merely publicity stunts?

Lawsuits Threaten Kazakhstan's Oil Money
January 12, 2018

Lawsuits Threaten Kazakhstan's Oil Money

By Paolo Sorbello
A business venture gone awry could have major repercussions for Kazakhstan's oil fund.

Leaks Unveil Kazakh Officials with Offshore Links
November 17, 2017

Leaks Unveil Kazakh Officials with Offshore Links

By Paolo Sorbello
The Paradise Papers leak shows that Sauat Mynbayev, a key in Kazakhstan's energy sector, could have conspired to hide millions in offshore havens.

Fuel Crisis Exposes Kazakhstan's Energy Contradictions
October 23, 2017

Fuel Crisis Exposes Kazakhstan's Energy Contradictions

By Paolo Sorbello
For the past month, lack of gasoline, price increases, and public discontent highlighted Kazakhstan's infrastructural and institutional impasse.
Interview: Central Asia Copes With Climate Change
August 02, 2017

Interview: Central Asia Copes With Climate Change

By Ryskeldi Satke
Stefanos Xenarios outlines how Central Asian countries are attempting to adapt to climate change.

Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
May 12, 2017

Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?

By Catherine Putz
As Astana enters an upturn, sustaining reform momentum will be vital as will confronting corruption.

Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest
May 02, 2017

Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest

By Eric Wheeler
Astana will face a number of practical and political issues in promoting renewable energy sources.

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