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Reliance on Hydrocarbons Still Key for Kazakhstan
September 30, 2022

Reliance on Hydrocarbons Still Key for Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello
Bullish talk about oil and gas at an industry conference has pushed back the country's energy transition plans.

Kazakhstan Oil Exporters Relieved as Russian Court Lifts Ban on Pipeline  
July 13, 2022

Kazakhstan Oil Exporters Relieved as Russian Court Lifts Ban on Pipeline  

By Paolo Sorbello
Most of Kazakhstan’s oil exports go through the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, which has been targeted by Russian courts. 
Tokayev Looks to Caspian to Diversify Oil Export Routes
July 08, 2022

Tokayev Looks to Caspian to Diversify Oil Export Routes

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan is again looking to the potential of a Trans-Caspian pipeline, but do plans to diversify oil export routes just hitch the Kazakh economy further to a doomed fossil fuel industry?

The Jobless of Zhanaozen Are Still Demanding Justice in Kazakhstan
March 31, 2022

The Jobless of Zhanaozen Are Still Demanding Justice in Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello and Almas Kaisar
Worker disputes and demands for fair employment policies have continued since the violence of 2011. 

Kazakhstan’s Oil Meets a Caspian Chokepoint
March 28, 2022

Kazakhstan’s Oil Meets a Caspian Chokepoint

By Paolo Sorbello
Much of the oil produced in Kazakhstan transits through a pipeline across Russia, which now has shrunk output for a variety of reasons.

BP Declined to Dive Back into Kazakh Oil Fields
March 15, 2021

BP Declined to Dive Back into Kazakh Oil Fields

By Catherine Putz
Last week, KazMunayGas published a letter sent by BP in October 2020 backing out of negotiations as the company looks to focus on renewables.

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 
March 01, 2021

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 

By Paolo Sorbello
An explosion at a Soviet-era pipeline near the border between Russia and Kazakhstan shows just how intertwined the energy sectors of these countries are.
Oil Company OMV Petrom Leaves Kazakhstan
February 18, 2021

Oil Company OMV Petrom Leaves Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello
Another investor has left Kazakhstan, highlighting the worsening business climate. 

Tracing the Chinese Footprints in Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Industry
December 12, 2020

Tracing the Chinese Footprints in Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Industry

By Niva Yau
In Beijing’s pursuit of shifting its trade and energy dependencies from sea to land, Nur-Sultan is a necessary partner.

Central Asia’s Refineries Under Scrutiny
September 15, 2020

Central Asia’s Refineries Under Scrutiny

By Paolo Sorbello
Kazakhstan's anti-monopoly agency fines the Atyrau refinery; Uzbekistan's Fergana refinery becomes loot for investors. 

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