Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 13 (1-15 July 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 13

Date 1-31 July 2019

 

Kyrgyzstan

Formation of EAEU common energy markets to be discussed during Eurasian Week in September

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/124765_naevraziyskoy_nedele_obsudyat_formirovanie_obschih_energoryinkov_eaes/

Kyrgyzstan intends to ban the import of petroleum products by road

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/124376_zapretit_vvoz_nefteproduktov_avtotransportom_namerenyi_vkyirgyizstane/

Kyrgyzkomur State Enterprise ready to supply 680 thousand tons of local coal to Bishkek TPP

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/124482_gpkyirgyizkomur_gotovo_postavit_680_tyisyach_tonn_mestnogo_uglya_natets_bishkeka/

Bishkek microdistrict switches to cheaper heating

In Russian: https://ru.sputnik.kg/society/20190705/1044948506/kyrgyzstan-bishkek-kotelnaya-otoplenie-solnechnaya-ehnergiya-stoimost.html

Energy from the sun. How is Bishkekteploenergo using it?

In Russian: https://24.kg/obschestvo/122713_energiya_solntsa_kak_eeispolzuet_bishkekteploenergo/

A power plant fiasco highlights China’s growing clout in Central Asia

In English: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/06/world/asia/china-russia-central-asia.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Fandrew-higgins&action=click&contentCollection=undefined&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection

Heating their house, Kyrgyz citizens can save 20% electricity - expert

In Russian: https://ru.sputnik.kg/Radio/20190703/1044918249/elektroenergiya-ekonomiya-malovode.html

Kazakhstan’s Samruk Kazyna ready to enter Kyrgyz market

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/123142_naryinok_kyirgyizstana_gotova_zayti_kompaniya_samruk_kazyina/ 

Mamytkanov: Kyrgyzstan needs another accident in the power system

In Russian: https://www.vb.kg/doc/379851_mamytkanov:_kyrgyzstany_nyjno_jdat_eshe_odnoy_avarii_v_energosisteme.html 

Energy system collapse in Kyrgyzstan likely - energy workers sounding the alarm

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/analytics/20190710/1029374223/kyrgyztan-kollaps-uchenyy-trevoga.html 

 

Uzbekistan

Gas and electricity prices to increase by 18%

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/centralasia/20190731/v-uzbekistane-na-18-virastut-tseni-na-gaz-i-elektroenergiyu 

Uzbekistan to increase prices of gasoline and diesel from 15 August

In Russian: https://uztag.info/ru/news/v-uzbekistane-s-15-avgusta-povyshayut-tseny-na-benzin-i-diztoplivo

Why is Uzbekistan buying electricity from Kazakhstan - expert

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/radio/20190719/1029444988/Ekspert-Uzbekistan-zakupaet-elektroenergiyu-Kazakhstan.html 

Uzbekistan announces plans for reforms in the energy sector

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/42019-ozvuchen-plan-po-reformam-v-energeticheskoy-otrasli-uzbekistana.html  

Uzbek government plans to sell almost all power plants

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/novosti_uzbekistan/20190718/1029438785/Uzbekistan-prodat-pochti-vse-elektrostantsii.html 

TPP emergency shutdown in western Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/novosti_uzbekistan/20190718/1029435514/uzbekistan-zapad-avariynoe-otklyuchenie-tes.html 

Gazli - Shymkent gas pipeline of Uzbekistan resumes work after fire

In English: https://en.trend.az/business/energy/3095750.html 

Cascade of hydroelectric power stations on the Great Ferghana Canal

In Russian: http://xs.uz/ru/post/kaskad-ges-na-bolshom-ferganskom-kanale 

Gazprombank to finance seven transmission projects in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://uztag.info/ru/news/gazprombank-profinansiruet-7-proektov-kasayushchikhsya-magistralnykh-elektricheskikh-liniy-uzbekista

Fergana refinery to export up to 1 million tons of petroleum products to Afghanistan from 2020

In Russian: https://uztag.info/ru/news/s-2020-goda-ferganskiy-npz-budet-postavlyat-v-afganistan-do-1-mln-tonn-nefteproduktov

ADB to support energy reforms in Uzbekistan

In English: https://en.trend.az/business/energy/3094401.html 

World Bank to lend Uzbekistan US$ 150 million for upgrading transmission lines

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/41776-uzbekistan-poluchil-kredit-vsemirnogo-banka-v-razmere-150-mln-na-modernizaciyu-magistralnyh-elektricheskih-setey.html 

EIB joins project on increasing energy efficiency of industrial enterprises 

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/41755-k-proektu-po-povysheniyu-energoeffektivnosti-promyshlennyh-predpriyatiy-podklyuchilsya-evropeyskiy-investicionnyy-bank.html 

Coal instead of gas: billions in savings

In Russian: http://xs.uz/ru/post/ugol-vmesto-gaza-milliardnaya-ekonomiya

Rosatom talks about second stage of construction of NPP in Uzbekistan 

In English: https://en.trend.az/business/energy/3093533.html 

General Electric and Grupo Cobra to participate in the modernization of hydropower plants in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/41747-amerikanskaya-kompaniya-ge-i-ispanskaya-grupo-cobra-primut-uchastie-v-modernizacii-ges-v-uzbekistane.html 

Uzbekistan’s largest oil and gas company to become independent legal entity

In English: https://en.trend.az/business/energy/3091655.html 

Uzbekistan adds second plant to nuclear power goal

In English: https://sightlineu3o8.com/2019/07/uzbekistan-adds-second-plant-to-nuclear-power-goal/  

Tashkent plans a 10-year electricity supply contract with Kabul

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/novosti_uzbekistan/20190705/1029338228/uzbekistan-afgan-postavka-elektroenergii.html 

Uzbekistan and UAE’s Mubadala plan to sign a privatization deal for Talimarjan TPP before the end of 2019

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/uzbekistan-i-emiratskaya-mubadala-do-kontsa-2019-goda-/ 

Uzbekneftegaz to review plans for gas station network. Three networks of foreign companies to launch

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/uzbekneftegaz-peresmotrit-strategiyu-ra/ 

Uzbekistan plans to export about 15 billion cubic meters of gas in 2019

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/uzbekistan-v-etom-godu-planiruet-ekspo/ 

Aralik, Kushkair and Chakar fields to produce up to 1.3 million cubic meters of gas per day

In Russian: http://xs.uz/ru/post/aralyk-kushkair-i-chakar-eto-do-13-milliona-kubometrov-gaza-v-sutki 

Uzbekistan to keep its observer status in OPEC+

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/uzbekistan-sokhranit-svoy-status-nablyudatelya-v-opek/ 

Uzbekneftegaz discloses gas production data for the first time

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/uzbekneftegaz-vpervye-raskryl-dannye-po-dobyche-gaza/ 

Uzbekistan reforms oil and gas sector: Uzbekneftegaz left without Uztransgaz

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/uzbekistan-reformiruet-neftegazovyy-sektor-uzbekneftegaz-ostalsya-bez-uztransgaza/ 

Main barriers hindering the development of renewable energy - Ministry of Energy

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/v-minenergo-rasskazali-ob-osnovnykh-proble/ 

Uzbekistan to allocate US$ 45 million for a cross-border transmission line with Afghanistan 

In Russian: http://xs.uz/ru/post/45-mln-vydelit-uzbekistan-na-proekt-afganskoj-lep 



Tajikistan

Rogun HPP produces 3.9 million kWh every day

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190731/rogun-ezhesutochno-daet-do-39-mln-kvtch-elektroenergii  

WB will provide US$ 31.7 million to ensure access to electricity for vulnerable communities in Tajikistan’s remote regions

In English: https://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/tajikistan/economic/20190722/wb-will-provide-us317-million-to-ensure-access-to-electricity-for-vulnerable-communities-in-tajikistans-remote-regions

The debt of Barki Tochik to Sangtuda-1 increased by US$ 25 million

In Russian: https://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/tajikistan/economic/20190725/zadolzhennost-barki-tochik-pered-sangtuda-1-virosla-na-25-mln 

The Ministry of Industry of Tajikistan calls on Barki Tojik to pay miners

In Russian: https://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/tajikistan/economic/20190722/barki-tochik-prizivayut-rasplatitsya-s-gornyakami 

Authorities reject rumours about an accident at Rogun HPP construction site

In Russian: https://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/tajikistan/economic/20190719/vlasti-oprovergayut-razrusheniya-na-stroiplotshadke-rogunskoi-ges

Barki Tojik names main debtors

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190729/barki-tochik-nazval-glavnih-svoih-dolzhnikov 

Tajikistan has vast reserves of oil and gas - Geology department

In Russian: https://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/tajikistan/economic/20190718/upravlenie-geologii-v-tadzhikistane-est-ogromnie-zapasi-gaza-i-nefti

Seganj catches up with Gazprom subsidiary in Tajikistan’s fuel and lubricants market

In Russian: https://www.asiaplus.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190717/kompaniya-segandzh-dogonyaet-dochku-gazproma-po-postavkam-gsm-v-tadzhikistan

First section of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline in Tajikistan almost ready

In Russian: https://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/tajikistan/economic/20190716/pervii-obekt-gazoprovoda-tsentralnaya-aziya-kitai-v-tadzhikistane-prakticheski-gotov

Tajikistan increases natural gas imports from Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://www.asiaplus.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190716/tadzhikistan-uvelichivaet-import-prirodnogo-gaza-iz-uzbekistana 

Barki Tojik restructuring not yet complete - Ministry of Energy

In Russian: https://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/tajikistan/economic/20190716/minenergo-restrukturizatsiya-barki-tochik-poka-etshe-ne-zavershena 

Tajikistan earns about US$ 25 million from selling electricity to neighbors

In Russian: https://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/tajikistan/economic/20190716/za-prodazhu-elektroenergii-sosedyam-tadzhikistan-viruchil-okolo-25-mln 

Tajikistan decides to complete the Rogun HPP without IFI support

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190724/1029484577/Tadzhikistan-reshil-dostroit-Rogunskuyu-GES-bez-mezhdunarodnykh-fininstitutov.html 

Causes for the electricity tariff hike in Tajikistan

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190717/1029427527/tarify-elektroenergiya-tajikistan.html 

Restructuring to make Barki Tojik transparent

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190716/1029415472/restrukturizaciya-barki-tochik-tajikistan.html 

Heating in Dushanbe to become significantly more expensive

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190715/otoplenie-v-dushanbe-podorozhaet-sutshestvenno

Rogun HPP debts to contractors reduced through tax write-offs

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190712/dolgi-rogunskoi-ges-pered-podryadchikami-sokratili-putem-spisaniya-nalogov

US $1.2 billion needed for Barki Tojik’s recovery over the next 6 years

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190711/dlya-ozdorovleniya-barki-tochik-v-blizhaishie-6-let-potrebuetsya-12-mlrd 

Tajiks face another electricity tariff hike after 1 September

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190711/tadzhikistantsev-s-1-sentyabrya-ozhidaet-ocherednoe-povishenie-tarifov-na-elektroenergiyu

Rogun HPP equity capital raised to almost US$ 3 billion

In Russian: https://news.tj/en/news/tajikistan/economic/20190710/ustavnii-kapital-oao-rogunskaya-ges-uvelichen-do-pochti-3-mlrd 

Tajikistan starts rehabilitation of Nurek HPP with loan from EDB

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190701/tadzhikistan-pristupaet-k-reabilitatsii-nurekskoi-ges-za-schet-kredita-eabr 

Start of construction on the main dam of Rogun HPP

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/07/12/na-rogunskoj-ges-nachali-stroitel-osnovnuyu-plotinu/ 

Average Tajik salary enough to buy 130 liters of gasoline

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/07/03/zarplaty-srednestatisticheskogo-tadzhikistanua-hvatit-na-pokupku-130-litrov-benzina/ 

Production of power transformers in Tajikistan grows

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/07/09/v-tadzhikistane-uvelichilos-proizvodstvo-silovyh-transformatorov/ 

 

Kazakhstan

Who needs the Saryarka gas pipeline?

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/79860/komu-nuzhen-gazoprovod-saryarka.html 

How much does energy efficiency cost? - interview

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80050/skolko-stoit-energoeffektivnost.html 

Nine remote villages to be connected to the gas network in Western Kazakhstan in 2019

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80128/v-2019-godu-v-zko-zavershat-gazifikaciyu-9-otdalennyh-sel.html 

More than half of Saryarka gas pipeline already built

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/79623/gazoprovod-saryarka-projdeno-bolee-poloviny-puti.html 

Construction of US$ 60 million solar power plant started

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/79614/zapucsheno-stroitelstvo-solnechnoj-elektrostancii-stoimostyu-60-mln.html 

Samruk-Energy builds wind project in energy-deficient southern region

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80092/samruk-energo-stroit-vetrovuyu-stanciyu-v-energodeficitnom-yuzhnom-regione.html 

Kazakhstan starts construction of the largest wind power project in Central Asia

In Russian: https://uztag.info/ru/news/v-kazakhstane-nachalos-stroitelstvo-krupneyshey-v-tsentralnoy-azii-vetryanoy-elektrostantsii

Total Eren breaks ground on 128 MW of solar capacity in Kazakhstan

In English: https://www.pv-magazine.com/2019/07/08/total-eren-breaks-ground-on-128-mw-of-solar-capacity-in-kazakhstan/

Czechs to help gasify Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-07/chekhi-pomogut-gazificirovat-kazakhstan

How Green Bridge Initiative helps solve environmental issues

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/79694/kak-zelenyj-most-pomogaet-reshit-ekologicheskie-problemy.html

Nuclear industry of Kazakhstan: evolution of success

In Russian: https://camonitor.kz/33343-atomnaya-promyshlennost-kazahstana-evolyuciya-uspeha.html

Karaganda residents urged to buy coal before the onset of cold weather

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/karagandincev-prizyvayut-pokupat-ugol-do-nastupleniya-holodov_a3546592 

Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) invests US$ 600 million in upgrades

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/news/companies/08-07-2019/600-mln-investiruet-ktk-v-modernizatsiyu-moschnostey

Over 20,000 customers to be connected to natural gas in Baikonur

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/svyshe-20-tysyach-abonentov-planiruyut-podklyuchit-k-prirodnomu-gazu-v-baykonure_a3545901

Bioethanol production to start in Northern Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/bioetanol-nachnut-proizvodit-v-severnom-kazahstane_a3545883 

Challenges to green energy discussed at the Solar Fest Qazaqstan in Burabaya

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/voprosy-zelenoy-energetiki-obsudili-uchastniki-festivalya-solar-fest-qazaqstan-v-burabae_a3545447 

Turkestan: foundation of a 50 MW solar project laid

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/turkestan-zalozhena-kapsula-solnechnoy-elektrostancii-moschnost-yu-50-mvt_a3545183 

Ten electric buses start serving Pavlodar

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/desyat-elektrobusov-nachali-ezdit-po-pavlodaru_a3545216 

Kazakhstan to increase oil exports to China

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-07/kazakhstan-uvelichit-eksport-nefti-v-kitay 

Kazakhstan and Total extend Dunga field agreement for another 15 years

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-07/kazakhstan-i-total-prodlili-na-15-let-dogovor-po-mestorozhdeniyu-dunga 

KazMunayGas and Eni sign protocol for direct negotiations on the Abay project

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/partnership/460287-kazmunaygaz-i-eni-podpisali-protokol-pryamykh-peregovorov-po-proektu-abay/

Foreign workers beaten in Tengiz

In Russian: http://dn.kz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4515:2019-07-04-14-26-57&catid=3:2011-10-23-11-44-20&Itemid=13

Kazatomprom discloses reasons for IPO

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/kompanii/2019-07/kazatomprom-rasskazal-o-glavnoy-prichine-vykhoda-na-ipo 

Kazakhstan to divert some oil flows from Europe to China

In English: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kazakhstan-china-oil/kazakhstan-to-divert-some-oil-flows-from-europe-to-china-idUSKCN1TY1W6

Kazakhstan expects compensation from Russia for 700 thousand tons of contaminated oil

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-07/kazakhstan-zhdet-ot-rossii-vyplat-za-700-tysyach-tonn-zagryaznennoy 

Where is break-even for Kazmunaigas?

In Russian: https://forbes.kz/process/energetics/gde_u_kazmunaygaza_tochka_bezubyitochnosti/

Money from the ground. How much are owners of oil, gas and mining companies in Kazakhstan worth?

In Russian: https://forbes.kz/leader/dengi_iz-pod_zemli_poka_ne_brat_etot_material_1561986912/

Kazakhstan to keep oil production at 1.86 million barrels per day

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/kazahstan-sohranit-dobychu-nefti-na-urovne-1-86-mln-barreley-v-sutki_a3544231 

 

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan, Argentina mull prospects for co-op in energy sector

In English: https://en.trend.az/casia/turkmenistan/3094385.html 

 

Other regional news

Central Asian countries to create united electricity market

In English: https://en.trend.az/business/economy/3086605.html 

Central Asian cooperation in the energy sector can insure countries - expert

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/radio/20190715/1029410747/vzaimodeystvie-central-asia-energetika.html 

 

Analysis

IMF - Kyrgyz Republic: Unleashing the potential of the electricity sector

In English: https://www.imf.org/~/media/Files/Publications/CR/2019/1KGZEA2019002.ashx (pp. 15-30)  

Oil revenues in decline - Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/79859/afk-postupleniya-ot-prodazhi-nefti-snizilis.html 

 

Events

CAREC Energy Ministers Dialogue - 20 September 2019, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Website: https://www.carecprogram.org/?page_id=24

CAREC Energy Investment Forum - 21-22 September 2019, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Website: https://www.carecprogram.org/?page_id=24 

Oil and Gas Turkmenistan Exhibition - 22-24 October 2019, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Website: http://www.turkmenoilgas.com/ 

Power Uzbekistan - 13-15 May 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Website: http://power-uzbekistan.uz/ 

 


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