Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 14 (1-15 August 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 14

1-15 August 2019

 

Kyrgyzstan

Chinese company ready to build a thermal power plant at Kara-Keche

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/125220_kitayskaya_kompaniya_gotova_postroit_tes_namestorojdenii_kara-keche/

Oil traders request from government not to delay introduction of EAEU regulations on the import of fuels and lubricants

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/125041_neftetreyderyi_prosyat_neperedvigat_sroki_vstupleniya_reglamenta_naimport_gsm/ 

At what tariffs do electricity distributors buy power? (subscription)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1544702 

State Committee on Energy approves new rules for technical connection to heat supply networks (subscription)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1561651 

The evil people who don’t pay for electricity. Who are they. (subscription)

In Russian: http://www.tazabek.kg/news:1561595 

How did the cost of 1 kWh of electricity change in 2014-2018? (subscription)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1489217 

"Breathe sulfur for another four years." Why does the government advocate for low quality fuels

In Russian: https://kaktus.media/doc/395479_podyshite_seroy_eshe_chetyre_goda._zachem_pravitelstvo_ratyet_za_neekologichnye_vidy_topliva.html 

Ecology vs. oil business. How much poor-quality fuel is imported to Kyrgyzstan and why?

In Russian: https://kaktus.media/doc/395505_ekologiia_vs_neftebiznes._skolko_v_kyrgyzstan_vvoziat_neekologichnogo_topliva_i_pochemy.html 

PM Abylgaziev calls for strengthening measures against smuggling of fuels and lubricants

In Russian: https://kaktus.media/doc/395584_abylgaziev_porychil_ysilit_mery_protiv_kontrabandy_gsm.html

Economy Ministry explains planned delay for adoption of the technical regulations for fuel and lubricants

In Russian: https://kaktus.media/doc/395557_minekonomiki_obiasnilo_pochemy_hochet_otsrochit_tehreglament_po_gsm.html 

Inter RAO may resume Kambarata HPP-1 project in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: https://ria.ru/20190809/1557320594.html 

Gazprom Kyrgyzstan and ILO introduce vocational standards for the gas industry

In Russian: https://kaktus.media/doc/396239_gazprom_kyrgyzstan_sovmestno_s_mot_vvodit_professionalnye_standarty_dlia_gazovoy_otrasli.html

Energy deficiency in the Kyrgyz Republic. 28 cryptocurrency mining companies disconnected from the grid

In Russian: https://www.vb.kg/doc/380397_energodeficit_v_kr._28_mayning_kompaniy_otkluchili_ot_elektropitaniia.html 

 


Uzbekistan

Not a single case of malfunction among deployed smart meters - energy experts

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/obchestvo/energetiki-ni-odnogo-sluchaya-neispravnosti-v-rabote/

Five important answers, or what Uzbeks need to know about new electricity meters

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/obchestvo/pyat-vazhnykh-otvetov-ili-chto-uzbekistantsam-nuzhno-/

Uzbekistan declassifies for the first time data on natural gas supplies to filling stations

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/v-uzbekistane-vpervye-rassekretili-inf/

Do smart meters overestimate readings?

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45459 

Uzbekistan to carry out accelerated modernization of its energy sector

In Russian: https://regnum.ru/news/economy/2688021.html

Epsilon opens new Bohoriston oil and gas condensate field in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/Geological-exploration/480373-epsilon-otkryla-v-uzbekistane-novoe-neftegazokondensatnoe-mestorozhdenie/ 

Ministry of Energy organises media tour of energy facilities in the Ferghana Valley

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45355

New oil field discovered in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/v-uzbekistane-otkryli-novoe-mestorozhdenie-nefti-/

Uzbekistan Energy Inspection: more than 6,5 billion UZS (US$ 690,000) collected for non-compliance with reactive power requirements

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45508

LUKOIL grows thanks to Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/4059898 

Nuclear waste to be stored in Uzbekistan. Processing will be in Russia

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/obchestvo/uzbekistan-budet-samostoyatelno-khranit-otkhody-/

First gas turbine launched at Turakurgan TPP

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/obchestvo/zapushchena-pervaya-gazovaya/

Uzbekistan to introduce three different electricity tariffs

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/v-uzbekistane-planiruetsya-vvesti-tri-raznykh-tarifa-na-/

Draft law on gas supply published

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/08/07/gas-doc/

Tariffs we deserve. Ministry of Finance explains why new increases cannot be avoided and why everyone needs to save

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/obchestvo/tarify-kotorykh-my-dostoyny-minfi/ 

Two combined cycle plants with capacity of 230 and 280 MW to be launched at Takhiatash TPP in 2020

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45424

IFC to expand co-op with Uzbekistan in energy sector, agriculture (Exclusive)

In English: https://en.trend.az/business/economy/3104155.html

Ferghana Oil Refinery to supply gasoline to Afghanistan

In Russian: http://rcc.ru/article/ferganskiy-npz-planiruet-postavlyat-benzin-v-afganistan-69876#astart

Uzbekneftegaz reports US$ 212 million loss due to the sale of gasoline and diesel at reduced prices

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/uzbekneftegaz-soobshchil-ob-ubytke-v-1-8-/

Uzbekistan plans to switch most popular gasoline type to market pricing in mid-2020 - Kuchkarov

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/uzbekistan-planiruet-v-seredine-2020-goda-pereyti-na/

The peaceful atom

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/08/13/quiet-atom/

 


Tajikistan

Tajikistan is interested in energy projects with Russia

In Russian: https://centralasia.news/4682-tadzhikistan-zainteresovan-v-jenergeticheskih-proektah-s-rossiej.html

Everyday Rogun HPP produces up to 3.9 million kWh of electricity

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/rogunskaia-ges-ezhesutochno-proizvodit-do-3-9-mln-kvt-ch-elektroenergii/

Russian Cabinet proposes to ratify changes to agreement with Tajikistan on the supply of petroleum products 

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/gosreg/478877-kabmin-predlozhil-ratifitsirovat-izmeneniya-v-soglashenie-s-tadzhikistanom-po-postavkam-nefteprodukt/

Germany to help Tajikistan build the Sebzor HPP

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190805/1029574770/Germany-pomozhet-Tajikistan-GES-Sebzor.html 

Energy projects worth US$ 1.8 billion under implementation in Tajikistan

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/08/06/v-tadzhikistane-v-sfere-energetiki-realizuyutsya-investproekty-na-summu-1-8-mlrd/

Tajikistan embarks on new search for roghun funds

In English: https://eurasianet.org/tajikistan-embarks-on-new-search-for-roghun-funds

Sangtuditnaya HPP-1 turns 10 years

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/08/01/sangtuditnskoj-ges-1-ispolnilos-10-let/

 

 

Kazakhstan

Samruk-Energy intends to reduce foreign currency debt

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/kompanii/2019-08/samruk-energo-nameren-sokratit-valyutnuyu-zadolzhennost

Kazakhstan intends to ban export of petroleum products by road for six months

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/economy/kazahstan_nameren_zapretit_na_polgoda_vyvoz_1377887955.html

77.9% of Nur-Sultan's energy facilities ready for the heating season

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/energoob-ekty-nur-sultana-gotovy-k-otopitel-nomu-sezonu-na-77-9_a3554111 

Caspian Pipeline Consortium plans to increase pipeline throughput to 80 million tons by 2024

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/transport-and-storage/479639-ktk-planiruet-uvelichit-propusknuyu-sposobnost-nefteprovoda-do-80-mln-t-do-2024-g/ 

Cleanup planned for oil polluted areas in the west of the country

In Russian: http://energyland.info/news-show-tek-neftegaz-189460

Kazakhstan has become the largest hub for gas transit in the Eurasian region

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80461/kazahstan-stal-krupnejshim-habom-po-tranzitu-gaza-v-evroaziatskom-regione.html 

Five thousand apartments in Petropavlovsk may not get enough heat this winter 

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/5-tysyach-kvartir-mogut-nedopoluchit-teplo-v-petropavlovske_a3553192 

Partial blackout hits in Almaty

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/chastichnoe-otklyuchenie-elektrichestva-proizoshlo-v-almaty_a3556150

How much investment is needed to launch a gas station?

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/business/80197/skolko-investicij-neobhodimo-dlya-zapuska-azs.html

Hundred new electric buses to start operating in the capital by year’s end

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/do-konca-goda-v-stolice-zapustyat-100-novyh-elektroavtobusov_a3553592 

Oil deals new blow to Kazakh currency (tenge)

In Russian: https://365info.kz/2019/08/neft-nanesla-novyj-udar-po-tenge

Energy-saving technologies save public money in Western Kazakhstan Region

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80350/energosberegayucshie-tehnologii-sekonomili-byudzhet-zko.html

Big plans for the development of green energy in Mangistau Region 

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80349/v-mangistauskoj-oblasti-sereznye-plany-po-razvitiyu-zelenoj-energetiki.html

How is Aktobe switching to green economy

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80201/kak-perehodyat-na-zelenuyu-ekonomiku-v-aktobe.html

Tengizchevroil intends to increase oil production to 39 million tons per year

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80440/tengizshevrojl-namerena-uvelichit-dobychu-nefti-do-39-mln-tonn-v-god.html

Kazakhstan resumed gasoline exports

In Russian: https://dknews.kz/inner-news.php?id_cat=11&&id=12644 

Kazakhstan digitizes oil and gas industry

In Russian: http://rcc.ru/article/kazahstan-ocifrovyvaet-neftegazovuyu-industriyu-70155 



Turkmenistan

Energy innovations for irrigation: State Committee for Water Management implements joint project with UNDP

In Russian: http://turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=19290

Çalik Holding again. Turkish company to build transmission line for electricity export from Turkmenistan

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/partnership/479876-turetskaya-kompaniya-postroit-v-turkmenistane-lep-dlya-eksporta-elektroenergii/ 

Tatneft and Turkmenneft to start joint exploration in Turkmenistan

In Russian: https://ria.ru/20190812/1557397409.html

Rosneft, LUKOIL and Gazprom interested in developing fields in Turkmenistan

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/news/companies/12-08-2019/razrabotkoy-mestorozhdeniy-v-turkmenistane-interesuyutsya-rosneft-lukoyl-i-gazprom

International Roundtable on the Development of Renewable Energy in Turkmenistan

In English: https://irena.org/events/2019/Aug/International-Roundtable-on-the-Development-of-Renewable-Energy-in-Turkmenistan

Fuel and Energy Complex of Turkmenistan: Innovation and Export Potential

In Russian: http://turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=19219

Turkmenistan gas output at 35.6 billion cubic meters in 1st half of 2019

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/dobycha/479557-turkmenistan-dobyl-35-6-mlrd-m3-gza-za-1-e-polugodie-2019-g/

Turkmenistan continues to expand gas station network

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/gas-stations/478287-v-turkmenistane-rasshiryaetsya-set-azs/

Turkmenistan wants to pump 2.26 million tons of oil through Transneft system this year

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/news/transport/13-08-2019/po-sisteme-transnefti-turkmeniya-hochet-prokachat-2-26-mln-tonn-nefti-v-etom-godu

Number of gas wells at Galkynysh reaches 40

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/dobycha/479136-kolichestvo-dobyvayushchikh-skvazhin-na-galkynyshe-dostiglo-40/

Petronas Delegation holds talks about projects in Turmenistan’s Caspian coast

In Russian: http://www.turkmenistan.ru/ru/articles/44274.html

OSCE consulting Turkmenistan in protecting energy infrastructure from natural disasters

In English: https://en.trend.az/casia/turkmenistan/3099747.html



Other regional news

Central Asia delivered 23.03 billion cubic meters of gas to China in H1 2019

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/news/companies/06-08-2019/23-03-mlrd-kubometrov-gaza-postavila-v-kitay-tsentralnaya-aziya

Russia and Iran block gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan

In Russian: https://aze.az/rossija-iran-blokirujut-gazoprovod-iz-turkmenistana-v-azerbajdzhan.html 

Consortium of European and Chinese companies ready to build Trans-Caspian gas pipeline

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/transport-and-storage/480357-konsortsium-evropeyskikh-i-kitayskikh-kompaniy-gotov-postroit-transkaspiyskiy-gazoprovod/   

LUKOIL changing course?

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/article/general/08-08-2019/lukoyl-menyaet-kurs

EEC Council adopts EAEU technical regulation “On the requirements for energy efficiency of energy-consuming devices”

In Russian: https://eurasianweek.com/news-ru.html#news1208191 

 

 

Analysis

EAEU striving for energy security

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/iatc-kabar-stremlenie-eaes-k-energeticheskoi-bezopasnosti/

Green Energy: Renewables increase electricity production by 30% (Kazakhstan)

In Russian: http://www.energyprom.kz/ru/a/monitoring/zelyonaya-energetika-vozobnovlyaemye-istochniki-energii-uvelichili-proizvodstvo-elektroenergii-srazu-na-30-za-god

Turkmenistan: without oil, but with gas

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/article/general/02-08-2019/turkmenistan-bez-nefti-no-s-gazom

Water cooperation in Central Asia - successes and obstacles (subscription)

In Russian: http://analitika.akipress.org/news:5612

 


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