Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 11 (15 June 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 11

Date: 1-15 June 2019

 

Kyrgyzstan

National Energy Holding to explore options for a 100 MW solar plant in Chui Valley

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1552225?f=cp

CASA-1000: what is it, who is financing it and who won the construction tenders for Kyrgyzstan?

Read more: www.tazabek.kg/news:1550539?f=cp

Preparing for the winter: Bishkek CHP to get 400 thousand tons of Kazakh coal

In Russian: https://kabar.kg/news/podgotovka-k-ozp-dlia-tetc-bishkeka-zakupiat-400-tys-tonn-kazakhstanskogo-uglia/

Kyrgyzstan to introduce a product quality passport for oil

In Russian: https://www.vb.kg/doc/378999_v_kyrgyzstane_vvedyt_edinyy_pasport_kachestva_na_neft.html

Less water in Kyrgyzstan. Are energy companies prepared for a shortage?

In Russian: https://www.vb.kg/doc/378847_v_kr_malo_vody._energetiki_gotoviatsia_k_deficity.html

Illicit trade in fuels and lubricants - a national disaster

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/119807_kontrabanda_gsm_bedstvie_natsionalnogo_masshtaba/

Newsletter of the National Energy Holding Company for May 2019

In Russian: http://energyholding.kg/content/articles_view/841

Kyrgyz citizens urged to save electricity

In Russian: http://novosti.kg/2019/06/kyrgyzstantsev-prizyvayut-ekonomit-elektroenergiyu/

A bill to ban uranium mining presented in Parliament

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/v-parlament-kyrgyzstana-vnesli-zakonoproekt-o-zaprete-dobychi-urana

Kyrgyzstan will not export electricity this year

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/kyrgyzstan-ne-budet-eksportirovat-v-etom-godu-elektroenergiiu-elektricheskie-stantcii/

 

Uzbekistan

Energy Minister discusses collaboration with Mitsubishi

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.uz/ru/post/44402

Renewable energy in Uzbekistan to become profitable

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.uz/ru/post/44350

Regional Electric Networks JSC: Electricity distribution companies to cover the costs for installing modern electricity meters

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.uz/ru/post/44226

Deputy Speaker of the legislative: You can get energy from the sun equal to 51 billion tons of oil equivalent per year

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.uz/ru/post/44219

Dmitry Medvedev: General agreement on the construction of the nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan to be ready before the end of the year

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.uz/ru/post/44190

Planned hike of gas and electricity tariffs delayed

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.uz/ru/post/44172

Electricity generation that advances development: Uzbekistan and China launch one of the most technologically advanced hydropower plants in the region

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/uzbekistan-i-kitay-klyuchi-ot-budushchego/generatsiya-operezhayushchego-razvitiya-uzbekistan-i-kitay/

SOCAR and BP present details about planned Aral Sea exploration in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://kabar.kg/news/socar-i-bp-rasskazali-o-detaliakh-podpisannogo-v-uzbekistane-soglasheniia-po-geologorazvedke-na-arale/

 

Tajikistan

Dashtijum HPP on Pyanj to produce 15.6 billion kWh per year and export to Central and South Asia

In Russian: http://ca-news.org/news:1551282

Tajikistan joins integrated energy system of Central Asia to increase electricity exports to Uzbekistan

In Russian: http://ca-news.org/news:1551238

The European Union allocates 20 million EUR for the construction of Sebzor HPP

In Russian: http://ca-news.org/news:1550653

Tajikistan launches second unit of Rogun HPP

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190607/vtoroi-agregat-rogunskoi-ges-zaputshen-v-testovom-rezhime

Tajik Government preparing for second phase of Nurek HPP modernization

In Russian: http://ca-news.org/news:1550459

Hassan and Co to build another refinery in Tajikistan

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190613/kompaniya-hasan-i-k-postroit-etshe-odin-npz-v-tadzhikistane

JICA promotes solar energy generation in Dushanbe hospitals

In Russian: https://news.tj/en/news/tajikistan/society/20190613/jica-promotes-solar-energy-generation-in-dushanbe-hospitals

ADB forecast for Tajikistan: Increased power generation to boost exports

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/06/03/abr-prognoziruet-tadzhikistanu-uvelichenie-obemov-eksporta-za-schet-vyrabotki-elektroenergii/

Tajikistan exports over 11 million kWh a day

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/06/07/tadzhikistan-ezhesutochno-eksportiruet-svyshe-11-mln-kvt-ch-elektroenergii-2/

 

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is ready to supply oil to Belarus

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/kazakhstan-gotov-postavlyat-neft-v-belarus

New rail transport fee schedule could result in coal price increase in East Kazakhstan Region

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/ekonomika/2019-06/iz-za-novogo-tarifa-na-perevozki-mozhet-podorozhat-ugol-v-vko

Kazakhstan to reduce export duty for petroleum products

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/kazakhstan-snizit-stavku-etp-dlya-nefteproduktov

Commissioning of new hydropower plant in the East Kazakhstan Region postponed to autumn

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/srok-sdachi-novoy-ges-v-vko-perenesen-na-osen

New oil field under development in West Kazakhstan Region

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/novoe-mestorozhdenie-nefti-razrabotayut-v-zko

Share of aged generation assets reduced by 30%

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/v-kazakhstane-iznos-generiruyuschikh-moschnostey-snizhen-na-tret

LUKOIL seeks to obtain offshore drilling rights in the Caspian Sea

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/lukoyl-namerena-poluchit-pravo-nedropolzovaniya-na-uchastke

Oil production at Kashagan reaches record 400 thousand barrels a day

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/dobycha-nefti-na-kashagane-dostigla-rekordnykh-400-tys-barreley-v-den

Environmentalists to investigate the Mangystau oil spill damage

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/mangistauskie-ekologi-podschityvayut-uscherb-ot-razliva-nefti

Kazakhstan may start supplying fuel to Kyrgyzstan in July

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/kazakhstan-mozhet-nachat-postavlyat-gsm-v-kyrgyzstan-v-iyule

Kalamkas and Khazar fields to produce up to 100 thousand barrels of oil per day

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/mestorozhdeniya-kalamkas-more-i-hazar-pozvolyat-dobyvat-do-100-tysyach-barreley-nefti-v-sutki_a3538017

Procurement of energy inefficient equipment to become harder for Kazakh businesses

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/kazahstanskim-predpriyatiyam-zapretyat-pokupat-neenergoeffektivnoe-oborudovanie_a3535241

Companies to receive financial support for implementing energy efficiency projects

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/subsidirovat-proekty-po-energoeffektivnosti-predpriyatiy-budut-v-kazahstane_a3535233

Ministry of Industry report highlights low quality of energy audits

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/nizkoe-kachestvo-energoaudita-otmechayut-v-miir-rk_a3535231

SolarPower Europe and Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan sign cooperation agreement

In English: http://www.solarpowereurope.org/solarpower-europe-and-association-of-renewable-energy-of-kazakhstan-signs-cooperation-agreement/?fbclid=IwAR04Nbxp-wS5l-RDiVgCxk1I964YiEBtQxn1BUWSy8yT5k7FhVFQrsowvSQ

Thermal power plant admits responsibility for the mass death of fish in Ural and Peretsk rivers

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/v-atyrau-nazvali-vinovnyh-v-massovoy-gibeli-ryby-v-rekah-ural-i-peretask_a3534599

Kazakhstan tops the rank of countries with the cheapest natural gas for households

In Russian: https://dknews.kz/gaz/kazahstan-snova-priznan-stranoi-s-samym-desevym-gazom-dla-naselenia.html

Kazakhstan to commission another 10 renewable energy projects by year’s end

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/do-konca-goda-v-kazahstane-planiruyut-vvesti-esche-10-ob-ektov-vie_a3536297

 

Turkmenistan

Turkmen gas for the Russian South

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/article/general/05-06-2019/turkmenskiy-gaz-dlya-rossiyskogo-yuga

Production plant for gasoline from natural gas to be commissioned in Turkmenistan on June 28

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/19747/28-iyunya-v-turkmenistane-budet-vveden-v-stroi-zavod-po-proizvodstvu-benzina-iz-prirodnogo-gaza

Gazprom and Turkmengaz sign new contract

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/19390/gazprom-i-turkmengaz-gotovyat-novyi-kontrakt-kotoryi-vstupit-v-silu-s-tretego-kvartala

 

Other regional news

World Bank to allocate $ 65 million to complete Pakistan part of CASA-1000 project

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/vsemirnyy-bank-vydelit-65-mln-na-proekt-casa-1000-dlya-zaversheniya-infrastrukturnoy-chasti-v-pakist

 

Analysis

Solar electricity prices in Kazakhstan down 34% in 2018 as a result of auctions

In Russian: http://www.energyprom.kz/ru/a/monitoring/aukcionnye-sposoby-zakupok-na-tret-snizili-stoimost-solnechnoj-elektroenergii-v-2018-godu

Kazakhs pay for gas less than its production cost. Gasification rose from 30 to 50% in the last 5 years

In Russian: http://www.energyprom.kz/ru/a/monitoring/kazahstancy-polzuyutsya-gazom-po-cene-nizhe-sebestoimosti-pri-etom-za-poslednie-pyat-let-uroven-gazifikacii-naseleniya-vyros-s-30-do-50

How much will it cost to produce 1 kWh of electricity in 2019? (Kyrgyzstan)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1549719?f=cp

Kazakhstan and green economy: a paradigm shift or an attempt to give out desirable for valid?

In English: https://analytics.cabar.asia/en/kazakhstan-and-green-economy-a-paradigm-shift-or-an-attempt-to-give-out-desirable-for-valid/

On atomic еnergy in Central Asia: interviews on recent events

In Russian: http://www.stanradar.com/news/full/34793-ob-atomnoj-energetike-v-tsentralnoj-azii-intervju-po-poslednim-sobytijam.html

 

Events

Validation of unified methodology for assessing potential of wind and solar energy in the CIS countries

Website: https://www.unece.org/index.php?id=51893

55th meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council - 4-5 July 2019

Website: http://energo-cis.ru/rumain51281/

 


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