Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 10 (31 May 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 10

Date: 16 – 31 May  2019

 

Kyrgyzstan

Member of Parliament without prior experience in the energy sector to head the National Energy Holding

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/kyrgyzstan-energoholding-head-nazarov/29969381.html

NESK needs to raise electricity tariff to achieve profitability

In Russian: https://www.akchabar.kg/ru/news/OAO-NESK-htoby-poluchit-priby-neobkhodimo-podnyat-tarif-na-elektroenergiyu/

Eurasian Fund to finance the modernization of Uch-Kurgan HPP

In Russian: https://www.akchabar.kg/ru/news/Yevraziyskiy-fond-profinansiruyet-modernizatsiyu-Uch-Kurganskoy-GES/

Ministry of Economy to combat illicit fuel market

In Russian: https://www.akchabar.kg/ru/news/ministerstvo-ekonomiki-budet-borotsya-s-tenevym-rynkom-gsm/

Rasul Umbetaliev: Kyrgyz Government to buy another 400 thousand tons of Kazakh coal for Bishkek TPP

In Russian: https://kyrgyztoday.org/ru/news_ru/rasul-umbetaliev-pravitelstvo-kr-vnov-pokupaet-kazahskij-ugol-v-obeme-400-tys-tonn-na-tets-g-bishkek/?fbclid=IwAR1ijVxVIz7ZFfQez3sM9rknODggXVdrthtimxPm2xIjiFFq4Epb4CD2kQA

Bishkekteploset launches Heat Supply Improvement Project

In Russian: http://www.teploseti.kg/content/articles_view/1254

Information on the financial situation of NES Kyrgyzstan (national grid operator)

In Russian: http://energyholding.kg/content/articles_view/830

One in four liters of gasoline in Kyrgyzstan sold illegally

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/118319_kajdyiy_chetvertyiy_litr_benzina_vkyirgyizstane_prodaetsya_nelegalno/

Kyrgyzstan may remain without Kazakh gasoline due to long negotiations

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/118315_iz-za_dolgih_peregovorov_kyirgyizstan_mojet_ostatsya_bez_kazahskogo_benzina_/

Gas stations to get an electronic system for controlling sale of petroleum products

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/118248_naazs_hotyat_ustanavlivat_elektronnuyu_sistemu_kontrolya_oborota_nefteproduktov/

Government won’t increase electricity tariffs until sector reform is completed

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/117866_pravitelstvo_nepovyisit_tarifyi_naelektroenergiyu_poka_reformiruet_otrasl/

500,000 tons of coal to be produced at Kara Keche in 2019

In Russian: https://vesti.kg/zxc/item/61387-v-2019-godu-na-razreze-kara-keche-planiruetsya-dobyt-polmilliona-tonn-uglya.html

 

Uzbekistan

Gas and electricity prices to increase from June

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2019/05/21/v-uzbekistane-s-iyunya-uvelichivayutsya-ceny-na-gaz-i-elektrichestvo

Rosatom confirms that Uzbekistan’s NPP will be built close to Aydarkul reservoir

In Russian: https://rus.ozodlik.org/a/29972890.html

On the use of renewable energy sources - Text of the new law on renewable energy signed by the President on 21 May 2019

In Russian: http://uza.uz/ru/documents/ob-ispolzovanii-vozobnovlyaemykh-istochnikov-energii-22-05-2019

Fergana refinery to set product prices independently

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/05/27/fnpz/

Uzbekistan invited to intensify its Energy Charter participation

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/05/21/energy/

Restricting enterprises in the choice of energy inputs used will affect inflation - Central Bank

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/05/21/inflation/

Azeri company Socar to increase oil production in Kashkadarya

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/05/20/socar/

Russian standards to be used during NPP construction

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/05/16/rules/

Road map for the 2019-2020 NPP construction signed

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/05/16/road-map/

Capacity development - a priority in the implementation of the NPP project in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.uz/ru/post/43835

Ministry of Energy to establish joint venture with French company

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/43833

 

Tajikistan

Tajik electricity exports to Afghanistan: direct or via transit through Uzbekistan?

In Russian: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/29956053.html

Rogun HPP set to raise equity capital

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190523/ustavnii-kapital-oao-rogunskaya-ges-planiruetsya-uvelichit

Tajikistan committed to train Afghan specialists in energy and medicine

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/politics/20190516/tadzhikistan-poobetshal-afganistanu-gotovit-spetsialistov-v-energetike-i-meditsine

 

Kazakhstan

14 MW solar plant to be built in Turkestan region

In Russian: https://24.kz/ru/news/economyc/item/317574-solnechnuyu-elektrostantsiyu-moshchnostyu-14-megavatt-stroyat-v-turkestanskoj-oblasti

KazTransOil and Transneft discuss compensations for dirty oil

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/economy/20190519/10190482/kaztransoyl-transneft-kompensatsiya.html

Solar and wind power plants to be built in the Turkestan region

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/business/78390/solnechnuyu-i-vetrovuyu-elektrostancii-postroyat-v-turkestanskoj-oblasti.html

100 new electric buses to be added to the capital’s public transport

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/100-novyh-elektroavtobusov-zakupyat-dlya-obschestvennogo-transporta-stolicy_a3528760

Kazakhstan is ready to discuss with OPEC conditions for reducing oil production

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/78338/kazahstan-gotov-obsuzhdat-s-opek-usloviya-snizheniya-dobychi-nefti.html

Kazatomprom sells 75% share in three renewable energy subsidiaries

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/kompanii/2019-05/kazatomprom-prodal-75-doley-uchastiya-v-trekh-neprofilnykh-dochkakh

Kazakhstan prepared to raise Kazatomprom’s free float - official

In English: https://uk.reuters.com/article/kazakhstan-kazatomprom/kazakhstan-prepared-to-raise-kazatomproms-free-float-official-idUKR4N22Q028

Russia halts transit of Kazakh LPG and coal to Ukraine - document

In English: https://uk.reuters.com/article/russia-ukraine-kazakhstan-lpg/russia-halts-transit-of-kazakh-lpg-and-coal-to-ukraine-document-idUKL8N2332EQ

Exclusive: Total seeks to reduce stake in giant Kashagan oilfield - sources

In English: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-total-m-a-kashagan-exclusive/exclusive-total-seeks-to-reduce-stake-in-giant-kashagan-oilfield-sources-idUKKCN1SU263

Kazakhstan aims to raise $3-$5 bln from state energy firm sale, says official

In English: https://uk.reuters.com/article/kazakhstan-kazmunaygaz-ipo/update-1-kazakhstan-aims-to-raise-3-5-bln-from-state-energy-firm-sale-says-official-idUKL5N22T2XO

 

Turkmenistan

TAPI gas pipeline – a new round of talks to be held in Avaza

In English: https://orient.tm/en/tapi-gas-pipeline-a-new-round-of-talks-will-be-held-in-avaza/

Petronas aims to expand cooperation with Turkmenistan

In English: https://orient.tm/en/petronas-aims-to-expand-cooperation-with-turkmenistan/

Blue fuel of Turkmenistan – blue sky of the Middle Kingdom

In English: https://orient.tm/en/blue-fuel-of-turkmenistan-blue-sky-of-the-middle-kingdom-2/

Large oil companies at the anniversary gas congress of Turkmenistan

In English: https://orient.tm/en/large-oil-companies-at-the-anniversary-gas-congress-of-turkmenistan/

Gas contract with the Russian Federation will reduce the relevance of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline for Turkmenistan

In English: https://orient.tm/en/gas-contract-with-the-russian-federation-will-reduce-the-relevance-of-the-trans-caspian-gas-pipeline-for-turkmenistan/

Turkmen delegation took part in the World Hydropower CongressIn Russian: http://turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=18746US calls on Turkmenistan to join Southern Gas Corridor

In English: https://www.azernews.az/oil_and_gas/151273.html

Tadjibay: a new field of sulfur-free gas

In Russian: http://turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=18773

 

Other regional news

Will the new Russian doctrine be able to accelerate the creation of a common energy market in the EAEU?

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/economy/20190517/10173964/energiya-rynok-EAES.html

New European Union Seven Million Euro Grant to Strengthen Water and Energy Security in Central Asia

In English: https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2019/05/23/new-european-union-seven-million-euro-grant-to-strengthen-water-and-energy-security-in-central-asia?fbclid=IwAR14FwcWdC25fkUGZLCjzFA8cKk3ess3IoApr1V8r8WlYVe5sKB2Kmua5wU

Melting glaciers threaten Asia's drought buffer, scientists warn

In English: https://uk.reuters.com/article/asia-water-glaciers/melting-glaciers-threaten-asias-drought-buffer-scientists-warn-idUKL8N23541S

 

Analysis

Barriers to renewable energy sector development in Uzbekistan

In English: https://analytics.cabar.asia/en/barriers-to-renewable-energy-sector-development-in-uzbekistan/

Rogun HPP: technical and financial problems, and the lack of transparency

In Russian: https://reporting.cabar.asia/ru/rogunskaya-ges-finansovye-problemy-avariya-i-neprozrachnost/

Large and small hydropower plants: What can be built in the future? (maps, power)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1496032?f=cp

Is another “Chernobyl” possible in Central Asia?

In Russian: http://www.rosbalt.ru/world/2019/05/28/1783466.html

Positive energy: anniversary summit to strengthen the EAEU

In Russian: https://iz.ru/881790/nikolai-khrenkov-dmitrii-laru/polozhitelnaia-energetika-iubileinyi-sammit-ukrepit-evrazes

 

 


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