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More Difficulties for the Caspian Pipeline Consortium
August 23, 2022

More Difficulties for the Caspian Pipeline Consortium

By Catherine Putz
Cracks in air-filled buoyancy tanks have reportedly led to the suspension of filling at two of three mooring points near the port of Novorossiysk.

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?

Pipeline Critical to Kazakh Oil Exports Ordered to Halt Operations by Russian Court
July 06, 2022

Pipeline Critical to Kazakh Oil Exports Ordered to Halt Operations by Russian Court

By Catherine Putz
The timing of the decision has naturally raised some eyebrows, but of greater consequence is the lack of diversification of export routes for Kazakh oil.

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.

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.

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