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Nuclear Energy in Kazakhstan? The Problem of Accountability
October 01, 2021

Nuclear Energy in Kazakhstan? The Problem of Accountability

By Nazira Kozhanova
In Kazakhstan, the topic of nuclear energy comes wrapped in the legacy of the Semipalatinsk, the Soviet nuclear testing site.

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables
June 01, 2021

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables

By Paolo Sorbello
The question for the future development of renewable energy sources is whether the goals are, in fact, too ambitious. 
The Green Steppe? Kazakhstan and Its Green Energy Future
February 26, 2020

The Green Steppe? Kazakhstan and Its Green Energy Future

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Can gas and oil-dependent Kazakhstan increase its reliance on greener energy sources?

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'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?

The Global Oil War Rages On With OPEC Cut Deal Extension
December 05, 2017

The Global Oil War Rages On With OPEC Cut Deal Extension

By Catherine Putz
OPEC and major non-OPEC producers agreed to extend the December 2016 production cut deal through 2018.
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.

Kazakhstan Disappoints on OPEC Promise
July 13, 2017

Kazakhstan Disappoints on OPEC Promise

By Casey Michel
Mixed reporting casts doubt on how seriously Astana takes its oil production cut promises.

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.

Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
April 14, 2017

Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise

By Catherine Putz
The promise was symbolic, anyway.
Is a Winter Oil Production Freeze in the Works?
November 01, 2016

Is a Winter Oil Production Freeze in the Works?

By Catherine Putz
OPEC promises a plan November 30, but in the meantime members and non-members dither on cuts and freezes.

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