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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. 

Kazakhstan Halts Sale of Contaminated Oil to China 
January 27, 2020

Kazakhstan Halts Sale of Contaminated Oil to China 

By Paolo Sorbello
Tests revealed the presence of dangerous chemicals in oil pumped from the Aktobe region and destined for to China. 

Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded
July 01, 2019

Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded

By Associated Press
The fight apparently erupted over a photo of a Lebanese contractor and a female Kazakh colleague.

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?

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.
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
June 15, 2017

Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a breakdown of their energy resources.

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 Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
April 14, 2017

Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise

By Catherine Putz
The promise was symbolic, anyway.

Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan
January 21, 2017

Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
A strike in Kazakhstan, Dushanbe to phase out marshrutkas and Turkmenistan’s deepening crisis; recommended reads.
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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