Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 15 (15-31 August 2019)
PLEASE VISIT OUR COVID-19 PAGE FOR ALL UPDATES

Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 15

15-31 August 2019

 

Kyrgyzstan

Energy sector needs urgent reforms - President Jeenbekov

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/energosektor-nuzhdaetsya-v-bezotlagatelnykh-reformakh-zheenbekov

Amendments to the agreement on the supply of petroleum products to Kyrgyzstan submitted for ratification to the State Duma

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/popravki-v-soglashenie-o-postavkakh-nefteproduktov-v-kyrgyzstan-vneseny-na-ratifikatsiyu-v-gosdumu

First Deputy Prime Minister holds talks on energy sector development prospects

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/pervyi-vitce-prem-er-provel-soveshchanie-po-voprosam-sviazannymi-s-perespektivnym-razvitiem-sektora-energetiki/

National Energy Holding decides to reduce staff and raise salaries

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/127761_natsenergoholding_reshil_sokratit_shtat_ipodnyat_zarplatu_/

Water level at Toktogul dam down by 2.1 billion cubic meters from 2018

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/127756_obyem_vodyi_vtoktogulke_na21_milliarda_kubometrov_menshe_chem_v2018_godu_/

Batken entrepreneur to build a hydropower plant for US$ 1 million 

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/kyrgyzstan_batken_ges_investor/30122676.html 

State Committee on Energy (GKPEN) plans to increase coal production and export to neighboring countries

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/gkpen-planiruet-uvelichit-dobychu-uglia-i-eksportirovat-ego-v-sosednie-strany/

Cryptocurrency miners come to Kyrgyzstan for the cheap electricity - National Energy Holding

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/mainery-prishli-v-kr-za-deshevym-elektrichestvom-glava-natcenergokholdinga/

Additional 600 MW of capacity can make Kyrgyzstan energy independent - National Energy Holding

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/esli-vvesti-dopolnitel-nye-600-mvt-moshchnosti-kyrgyzstan-mozhet-stat-energonezavisimoi-stranoi-natcenergokholding/

Kyrgyzstan owes US$ 15 million for revocation of license for Kutessay II

In English: https://24.kg/english/127293_Kyrgyzstan_owes__15_million_for_revocation_of_license_for_Kutessay_II/ 

National Energy Holding in negotiations with Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan on import of electricity for the next heating period

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/oao_nacionalnaya1567064671/?year=2019&month=8 

 

 

Uzbekistan

Rosatom sure that every dollar invested in Uzbek NPP will bring at least US$ 7

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/obchestvo/v-rosatome-uvereny-chto-kazhdyy-dollar-investirovannyy-v-aes-v-uzbekistane-prineset-ne-menshe-7-doll/

From industrial giants to greenhouses - Kashkadarya expecting the completion of new gas processing complex and investors from Russia

In Russian: https://rg.ru/2019/08/29/v-uzbekistane-zavershaiut-stroitelstvo-gazopererabatyvaiushchego-kompleksa.html

Uzbekistan and China discuss energy projects

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45807

"Miracle in the desert" and kindergartens - Gazprom increases investments in social projects in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://rg.ru/2019/08/29/lukojl-narashchivaet-vlozheniia-v-socialnuiu-sferu-uzbekistana.html

On the road to the "atomic club" - Interview with Rusatom CEO

In Russian: https://rg.ru/2019/08/29/v-uzbekistane-stroiat-pervuiu-aes-s-pomoshchiu-rossijskih-specialistov.html

First electric train on the Pap - Namangan line

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/08/30/rail/

Uzbekistan plans to bring renewable energy share to 25%

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/uzbekistan_planiruet_dovesti/?year=2019&month=8 

US$ 553 million needed to upgrade Bukhara oil refinery in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/neftechim/481083-na-modernizatsiyu-bukharskogo-npz-v-uzbekistane-potrebuetsya-553-mln-doll-ssha/

Turonbank signs another bilateral agreement with China Eximbank for US$ 65.5 million to finance HPP projects and upgrades

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45742

Nearly two thousand consumers accused of gas theft in Uzbekistan. Losses amount to 40 billion UZS (US$ 4.25 million)

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/obchestvo/v-uzbekistane-ulichili-v-khishchenii-gaza-pochti-/

Billion dollar Uzbek-Chinese investment fund created to support oil and gas

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/08/28/fund/

Uzbek Ministry of Energy talks on joint project with Gazprom

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=154946&cat=region

Uzbekistan bans import of energy-inefficient equipment

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45674

Uzbek government to subsidize solar PV systems and solar water heaters

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/08/23/renewable-energy/

Possibilities for a new gas-chemical complex in Karakalpakstan. Reserves of three new fields estimated at 1 trillion cubic meters of gas

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/v-karakalpakstane-mogut-postroit-novyy-gazokhimicheskiy-kompleks-potentsial-trekh-novykh-mestorozhde/

IAEA delegation visits Uzbekistan

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45590

Text of the new law on accelerated measures to increase energy efficiency in economic and social sectors, the introduction of energy-saving technologies and the development of renewable energy sources

In Russian: http://uza.uz/ru/documents/ob-uskorennykh-merakh-po-povysheniyu-energoeffektivnosti-otr-23-08-2019

ADB to support PPP for the construction of solar projects

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45561

Experts adjust President Mirziyoyev’s plans for small-hydropower projects

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/109942/ 



Tajikistan

Rogun hydroelectric station will consolidate the whole of Central Asia - interview

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/radio/20190830/1029758852/tetelmin-rogun-ges-budut-konsolidirovat-vsyu-centralnoyu-asia.html 

Dushanbe resident accused of stealing over US$ 600,000 in electricity

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190819/1029673733/Dushanbe-elektroenergii-krazha-summu-svyshe-600-tysyach-dollarov.html 

Rahmon launches modernization of Kairakkum hydroelectric station

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/110192/ 

Due for disposal. Tajik warehouses full with 500,000 used energy-saving lamps

In Russian: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/30115960.html 

TBEA helps Tajik electricity exports

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/08/20/tvea-sposobstvuet-eksportu-tadzhikskoj-elektroenergii/ 

About 1 million tons of coal produced in Tajikistan in 2019

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/08/23/v-tadzhikistane-dobyto-okolo-1-mln-tonn-uglya/ 



Kazakhstan

Saryrka gas pipeline construction to be completed before the end of the year

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/stroitel-stvo-gazoprovoda-saryrka-polnost-yu-zavershat-do-konca-goda_a3560332 

Saryarka gas pipeline to reach the capital in October

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/gazoprovod-saryarka-dostignet-stolicy-v-oktyabre_a3559002 

120th anniversary of Kazakh oil celebrated in Aktobe

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/120-letie-kazahstanskoy-nefti-otmetili-v-aktobe_a3560927 

Tengiz, Karachaganak, Kashagan - the three fields that will ensure the growth of oil production in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/dobycha/482947-tengiz-karachaganak-kashagan-rost-dobychi-nefti-v-kazakhstane-obespechat-3-krupnykh-mestorozhdeniya/

More than two thousand tons of oil stolen in Mangistau

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/bolee-dvuh-tysyach-tonn-nefti-pohitili-chleny-opg-v-mangistau_a3560919 

Beineu-Shymkent gas pipeline attracts concessionary finance

In Russian: https://forbes.kz/process/energetics/gazoprovod_beyneu-shyimkent_privlek_vyigodnyiy_kredit/

Pavlodar petrochemical plant to begin production of jet kerosene Jet A-1

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80659/pavlodarskij-neftehimicheskij-zavod-nachnet-vypusk-aviakerosina-jet-a-1.html

CHP plant in the capital to switch to natural gas for the next heating season

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80800/tec-stolicy-perevedut-na-gaz-k-sleduyucshemu-otopitelnomu-sezonu.html

Economy Minister Ruslan Dalenov speaks about oil output in 2024

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/kakim-budet-ob-em-dobychi-nefti-v-2024-godu-rasskazal-ruslan-dalenov_a3560053

Ministry of Finance forecasts growth in non-oil revenues

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/ekonomika/2019-08/rost-neneftyanykh-postupleniy-prognoziruyut-v-minfine 

Construction starts on Zhanatasskaya wind power project in Zhambyl region

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/silu-vetra-ispol-zuyut-v-stroyascheysya-v-zhambylskoy-oblasti-zhanatasskoy-ves_a3557928 

Governor of North-Kazakhstan region introduces controls on coal prices

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/kontrolirovat-ceny-na-ugol-poruchil-akim-sko_a3560169 

Kazakhstan plans to increase oil production to 100 million tons

In Russian: https://dknews.kz/inner-news.php?id_cat=11&&id=16660 

Four billion cubic meters of gas produced in Tengiz in H1 2019

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/na-tengize-za-polgoda-dobyli-4-mlrd-kubometrov-gaza_a3557264 

Innovative enterprises need replication (Gas Processing Company)

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

Kazakhstan begins exporting gasoline to Tajikistan

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/petroleum-products/480891-kazakhstan-nachal-eksportirovat-benzin-v-tadzhikistan/




Turkmenistan

International expert on oil and gas issues appointed in Turkmenistan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=155368&cat=region 

Turkmenistan gets a taste of Singapore’s economic miracle

In Russian: http://www.ng.ru/cis/2019-08-27/5_7660_turkmenia.html

Seydi Oil Refinery increases profit from exports

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/petroleum-products/482798-seydinskiy-npz-uvelichil-pribyl-ot-eksporta-nefteproduktov-/

GP Global Equipment and Türkmengaz sign contract for the construction of gas compressor station in Central Karakum fields

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/oilfield/482709-gp-global-equipment-pte-ltd-i-t-rkmengaz-zaklyuchili-kontrakt-na-stroitelstvo-gazokompressornoy-stan/

TNÖ expands gas station network in Lebap province

In Russian: http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=19306 

Familiar faces. European and Chinese investors interested in developing a methanol plant from natural gas in Turkmenistan

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/partnership/481811-investory-iz-evropy-i-kitaya-khotyat-postroit-v-turkmenistane-zavod-po-proizvodstvu-metanola-iz-prir/



Other regional news

EAEU common electricity market to launch no later than January 1, 2025

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/obschiy_elektroenergeticheskiy/?year=2019&month=8 

Materials from the 54th meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/rumain51281/ 



Analysis

Renewables in every home - barriers to for the development of small scale renewables in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.zakon.kz/4982286-vie-v-kazhdyy-dom-osnovnye-barery-dlya.html

Your technological progress is of interest - Why build nuclear power plants in the earthquake-prone areas of Uzbekistan and who chose a project not licensed in the West

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/articles/110246/

Kazakhstan will lose US$14 billion if it does not shift to a “Green Economy”

In Russian: http://finreview.info/review/14-milliardov-dollarov-poterjaet-kazahstan-esli-ne-perejdet-k-zeljonoj-jekonomike/

 

 

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 

6th Downstream Caspian and Central Asia conference, 23-24 September 2019, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Website: https://globuc.com/downstream-centralasia/ 

Renewable energy summit - 25 September 2019, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Website: https://www.resummit.kz/ru/ 

Kazakhstan energy week - 23-27 September 2019, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Website: http://kazenergyforum.com/ 

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/ 


Phone: +996 (312) 915000 ext. 326, 327

Email: tspc@auca.kg

Address: 7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

 

FAQ


American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028