Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 17 (16-30 September 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 17

Date: 15 - 30 September 2019  



Kyrgyzstan

On the necessity of providing uninterrupted supply of electricity - PM Abylgaziev

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/abylgaziev-neobkhodimo-obespechit-naselenie-bespereboynoy-podachey-elektroenergii

Bishkek CHP receives 5300 tons of Kazakh coal

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/130873_natets_bishkeka_zavezli_53_tyisyachi_tonn_kazahskogo_uglya/

Will Kyrgyzstan survive the winter without blackouts?

In Russian: https://www.vb.kg/doc/381738_smojet_li_kr_proderjatsia_bez_veernyh_otklucheniy.html 

Fuel smuggling.  An automated accounting system to be installed at gas stations

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/130341_kontrabanda_gsm_navseh_azs_ustanovyat_avtomatizirovannuyu_sistemu_ucheta/

Kazakhstan returns electricity to Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: https://kaktus.media/doc/398239_kazahstan_vozvrashaet_elektrichestvo_kyrgyzstany.html

The start of a dry period. Will there be water in Toktogul and will there be enough electricity?

In Russian: https://kaktus.media/doc/397597_nastypaet_malovodnyy_period._bydet_li_v_toktogylke_voda_i_hvatit_li_elektroenergii.html

Kyrgyzstan won’t sell power to Uzbekistan this winter - National Energy Holding Company (subscription)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1568970 

Changes in renewable energy legislation to ensure more favorable conditions for investors (subscription)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1567755 

Saving electricity from cryptocoin mining farms to help during heating period - National energy Holding Company

In Russian: https://www.akchabar.kg/ru/news/ekonomiya-elektrichestva-na-majningovyh-fermah-pomozhet-projti-otopitelnyj-period-nesk/

Energy sector debts reach 103 billion KGS (US$ 1.48 billion)

In Russian: https://www.akchabar.kg/ru/news/dolgi-energosektora-sostavili-103-mlrd-somov/



Uzbekistan

Tashkent proposes to create gas dispatch center for Central Asia

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/novosti_uzbekistan/20190920/1029894792/tsentr-gaz-central-asia.html 

EU supports the energy sector transformation in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46419

Uzbekistan delegation invited to Energy Charter Conference

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46429

ERIELL Group continues to fulfill obligations to increase hydrocarbon production

In Russian: https://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46416

New joint venture to plan and design energy projects

In Russian: https://pv.uz/ru/news/proektirovaniem-obektov-energetiki-zajmetsja-novoe-sp  

US$ 1.8 billion wind farm to be built in Bukhara

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/09/24/wind-power/

Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov on new NPP units, Central Asian unity and the future of hydropower

In Russian: https://uz.sputniknews.ru/analytics/20190922/12470370/Alisher-Sultanov-o-novykh-blokakh-AES-edinstve-TsA-i-buduschem-gidroenergetiki.html 

Tatneft Company expands network of filling stations in Uzbekistan.

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46276 

Stop the fall - President Mirziyoyev calls for changes in Uzbekistan’s oil industry

In Russian: https://eurasia.expert/mirziyeev-menyaet-neftyanuyu-otrasl-uzbekistana/

Uzbekistan signs 10-year electricity supply agreement with Afghanistan

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/09/21/energy-afghanistan/

Uzbekistan registers decrease in oil and gasoline production

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-09/v-uzbekistane-zafiksirovano-snizhenie-proizvodstva-nefti-i-benzina

Uzbekistan attracting experts from EU to help manage energy industry

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=156585&cat=region

Tashkent announces reasons for decline in electricity exports to Afghanistan

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/novosti_uzbekistan/20190916/1029872601/uzbekistan-prichiny-snizheniya-eksporta-elektroenergii-Afganistan.html 



Tajikistan

IMF interested in Rogun HPP finances

In Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190927/mvf-interesuetsya-finansovoi-storonoi-rogunskoi-ges

Barki Tojik revenues up 25% thanks to electricity exports

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190930/1029946563/barki-tochik-eksport-elektroenergia.html 

Plans to increase coal production tenfold. Environmentalists call for restraint

In Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190930/v-tadzhikistane-hotyat-uvelichit-dobichu-uglya-v-desyatki-raz-ekologi-prosyat-ne-toropitsya

EFSD delegation visited Nurek and Baipazinskaya HPPs for talks on potential funding

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/09/26/delegatsiya-efsr-posetila-nurekskuyu-i-bajpazinskuyu-ges-na-predmet-finansirovaniya/

Minister Usmonzoda talks about Tajikistan’s readiness to export electricity to Central Asia

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/radio/20190923/1029910482/Ministr-rasskazal-o-gotovnosti-Tadzhikistana-k-eksportu-elektroenergii-v-TsA-.html 

Second unit of the Sarband hydropower plant commissioned ahead of schedule

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190916/1029866336/agregat-Sarbandskoy-GES-tajikistan.html 

Dates for the start of the heating season and hot water supply in Dushanbe announced

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190924/1029913230/otoplenie-goryachaya-voda-tajikistan.html 

Proposal to name Rogun HPP after Emomali Rahmon

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/09/26/rogunskuyu-ges-predlozhili-nazvat-v-chest-emomali-rahmona/

Opening of Rogun hydroelectric station. View from Ukraine

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/09/17/otkrytie-rogunskoj-ges-vzglyad-iz-ukrainy/

First two units of Rogun HPP to produce initially 80-120 MW

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/09/16/dva-agregata-rogunskoj-ges-na-nachalnom-etape-budut-vyrabatyvat-ot-80-mvt-do-120-mvt/

Transmission line Dushanbe-Obi Garm proves effective

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/09/19/lep-500-kv-dushanbe-obi-garm-pokazala-svoyu-effektivnost/ 

 

 

Kazakhstan

Kazakh citizens offered to choose energy suppliers

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-09/kazakhstancam-predlozhili-vybirat-energosnabzhayuschie-organizacii

How is the construction of the Saryarka gas pipeline going?

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/81526/kak-prodvigaetsya-stroitelstvo-gazoprovoda-saryarka.html

Samruk-Kazyna to sell 2.5% of its shares in Kazatomprom

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/kompanii/2019-09/samruk-kazyna-prodast-25-svoikh-akciy-kazatomproma

Kazakhstan to cooperate with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/vlast-i-biznes/2019-09/kazakhstan-budet-sotrudnichat-s-evropeyskoy-organizaciey-po-yadernym

Kazakhstan reiterates commitment to OPEC+ deal

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/geopolitika/2019-09/kazakhstan-vnov-zayavil-o-priverzhennosti-usloviyam-sdelki-opek

PM Mamin speaks about diversifying Kazakhstan’s energy portfolio

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-09/mamin-rasskazal-o-diversifikacii-energoportfelya-kazakhstana

Kazakhstan does not intend to increase oil production after drone attacks

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-09/kazakhstan-ne-nameren-uvelichivat-neftedobychu-iz-za-ataki-dronov

Electricity tariffs illegally raised in Karaganda region

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/obschestvo/2019-09/v-karagandinskoy-oblasti-nezakonno-povysili-tarif-na-elektroenergiyu

Gas production in Kazakhstan to reach 80 billion cubic meters per year

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/81499/dobycha-gaza-v-kazahstane-vyrastet-do-80-mlrd-kubometrov-v-god.html

"Big gas" to come to the capital by end of the year - Energy Minister

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/radio/20190926/11630597/gazoprovos-saryarka-bozumbayev.html

Renewable energy summit opens in Nur Sultan

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/iii-sammit-po-vozobnovlyaemym-istochnikam-energii-prohodit-v-nur-sultane_a3569233

National Green Economy program proposed for adoption at the 3rd RES Summit in Nur-Sultan

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/nacprogrammu-razvitiya-zelenoy-ekonomiki-predlozhili-prinyat-na-iii-sammite-vie-v-nur-sultane_a3569298

Kazakhstan can green half of its energy sector before 2050

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-09/kazakhstan-mozhet-ozelenit-energetiku-napolovinu-ranshe-2050-goda

Third solar power plant launched in Karaganda region

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/tret-yu-solnechnuyu-elektrostanciyu-zapustili-v-karagandinskoy-oblasti_a3569120

Construction of solar power plant completed in Almaty region

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/81447/v-almatinskoj-oblasti-zaversheno-stroitelstvo-solnechnoj-elektrostancii.html

Electricity tariffs to increase in East Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-09/v-vostochnom-kazakhstane-podorozhaet-elektroenergiya

KazMunayGas and Equinor agree on joint exploration in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/economy/kazmunaygaz_i_equinor_dogovorilis_o_sovmestnyh_1377889419.html

First SPE Symposium held in Nur-Sultan

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/81427/pervyj-simpozium-spe-proshel-v-nur-sultane.html

How to improve the energy efficiency in buildings in the capital - UNDP

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/kak-mozhno-povysit-energoeffektivnost-zdaniy-v-stolice-rasskazali-v-proon_a3568733

Energy-saving and green projects implemented in Satpayev’s schools

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/energosberegayuschie-i-zelenye-proekty-vnedreny-v-shkolah-satpaeva_a3568741

More than 17 million tons of oil to be refined in Kazakhstan - Uzakbay Karabalin

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/bolee-17-mln-tonn-sostavit-ezhegodnyy-ob-em-pererabotki-nefti-v-rk-uzakbay-karabalin_a3568206

Tengizchevroil has announced a number of initiatives in the field of localization and technology transfer

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/too-tengizshevroyl-anonsirovalo-ryad-iniciativ-v-oblasti-lokalizacii-i-transferta-tehnologiy_a3567600

Workers strike at an oilfield in the Mangistau region

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/proisshestviya/2019-09/na-mestorozhdenii-v-mangistauskoy-oblasti-prokhodit-zabastovka

Majority of power plants in Kazakhstan report sufficient coal stocks

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-09/bolshinstvo-elektrostanciy-kazakhstana-zagotovili-dostatochno-uglya

Energy companies owe over six billion tenge (US$15.4 million) to gas suppliers

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/ekonomika/2019-09/bolee-shesti-milliardov-tenge-zadolzhali-za-gaz-energopredpriyatiya

How smart technology is helping oil workers

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/tehnology/81138/kak-umnye-tehnologii-pomogayut-neftyanikam.html

Oil supply agreement with Belarus almost ready

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/ekonomika/2019-09/soglashenie-o-postavkakh-kazakhstanskoy-nefti-v-belarus-pochti-gotovo

National and local governments in North-Kazakhstan to work out options for gasification of the region

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/economy/_1377889127.html

Natural gas and renewable energy can become the main pillars of Kazakhstan’s energy balance

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/81256/prirodnyj-gaz-i-vie-mogut-stat-osnovoj-energeticheskogo-balansa-rk.html

US$ 300 million to be invested in renewable energy in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/ekonomika/2019-09/v-vozobnovlyaemuyu-energetiku-kazakhstana-budet-vlozheno-300-mln?page=8



Turkmenistan

Gasoline only in Ashgabat and in president’s home town

In Russian: https://rus.azathabar.com/a/30179901.html

Southern Gas Corridor discussed at Caspian Business Forum in New York

In Russian: https://orient.tm/na-kaspijskom-biznes-forume-v-nju-jorke-obsudili-juzhnyj-gazovyj-koridor/ 

Russian and Turkmen pipeline gas to squeeze Chinese LNG demand

In Russian: https://orient.tm/rossijskij-i-turkmenskij-truboprovodnyj-gaz-potesnyat-spg-na-rynke-kitaya/

Turkmenistan to increase oil supplies to Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: https://www.hronikatm.com/2019/09/oil-export/ 

China has imported 250 billion cubic meters of Turkmen gas - Chinese Ambassador

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/22008/posol-knr-sun-veidun-kitai-importiroval-iz-turkmenistana-250-milliardov-kubometrov-gaza

Pakistan to ensure full support for TAPI

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/21743/pakistan-obespechivaet-polnuyu-podderzhku-proekta-tapi 

Turkmenistan develops draft National Climate Change Strategy

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=156305&cat=region



Other regional news

CIS Anti-Terrorism Center reveals interest by terrorists to attack fuel and energy facilities

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/asia/20190925/1029920207/ntiterroristicheskiy-centr-sng-terroristy.html 

Pakistan suggests amendments in CASA-1000 project agreement

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/09/24/pakistan-predlagaet-vnesti-izmeneniya-v-soglashenie-po-proektu-casa-1000/ 

CAREC energy ministers sign historical declaration in Tashkent

In Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190924/ministri-energetiki-stran-tsares-podpisali-v-tashkente-istoricheskuyu-deklaratsiyu 

Establishing the common electricity market in Central Asia. Is it feasible?

In Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190924/sozdanie-energokoltsa-tsa-naskolko-eto-vozmozhno 

Oil & energy ministers from 11 countries invited to Iran

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=156033&cat=region 

15th meeting of the Commission for the Coordination of Cooperation of State Energy Regultory Bodies of the CIS Member States (KGEN)

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/12-13_sentyabrya_2019_goda_v/?year=2019&month=9



Analysis

Inforgraphic: Where in Kyrgyzstan is the cheapest coal sold?

In Russian: https://ru.sputnik.kg/infographics/20190930/1045842843/ceny-na-ugol-v-kyrgyzstane.html 

 

 

Events

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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