Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 19 (16-31 October 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 19

Date: 16-31 October 2019   


 

Kyrgyzstan

Rogun HPP’s importance for Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: https://ru.sputnik.kg/columnists/20191030/1046104030/ehnergosistema-tadzhikistan-kyrgyzstan-vzaimosvyaz.html 

“Government has no funds to install gas boilers in households”

In Russian: https://vesti.kg/obshchestvo/item/65992-u-pravitelstva-net-sredstv-chtoby-ustanavlivat-naseleniyu-gazovye-kotly.html

Bishkek City Hall checks fuel storage facilities and boiler houses for the heating season

In Russian: https://vesti.kg/obshchestvo/item/65858-meriya-bishkeka-proveryaet-toplivnye-bazy-i-kotelnye-k-otopitelnomu-sezonu.html 

Technical faults in Severelectro distribution network down by 11%

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/avariynost-v-raspredsetyakh-severelektro-snizilas-na-11

Kyrgyz energy sector debt reaches 103 billion soms (US$ 1.5 billion)

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/dolgi-energosektora-kyrgyzstana-dostigli-103-mlrd-somov-deputat-

Heating season to start on November 1

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/otopitelnyy-sezon-v-bishkeke-nachnetsya-1-noyabrya-

Kyrgyzstan exported 270 million kWh of electricity to Kazakhstan during July-August 2019

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/kyrgyzstan-v-iyule-avguste-eksportiroval-270-mln-kvt-chas-elektroenergii-v-kazakhstan-natsenergokhol

Volume of water in Toktogul dropped a billion cubic meters compared to 2018

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/133555_obyem_vodyi_vtoktogulke_menshe_namilliard_kubometrov_chem_v2018_godu/

Fuel smuggling. Kyrgyzstan bans oil imports by road

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/132947_kontrabanda_gsm_vkyirgyizstane_vveden_zapret_navvoz_nefti_avtotransportom/

Kazakhstan won’t allow Kyrgyzstan to re-export oil

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/132882_kazahstan_nepozvolit_kyirgyizstanu_zanimatsya_reeksportom_nefti/

Kyrgyzstan to sell electricity at US$ 0.055 / kWh via CASA-1000 (subscription)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1572655?f=cp 

No review of electricity tariffs despite World Bank recommendations - interview (subscription)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1574434?f=cp 

Coal reserves at Bishkek CHP sufficient to start heating season

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/132815_zapasyi_uglya_natets_bishkeka_pozvolyat_nachat_otopitelnyiy_sezon_bez_sryivov/

Kyrgyz delegation attends Korea International Renewable Energy Conference KIREC

In Russian: https://www.akchabar.kg/ru/news/kr-prinyal-uchastie-v-konferencii-v-oblasti-energetiki/

Rehabilitation of Toktogul HPP cheaper than planned - How are the US$ 100 million in savings used

In Russian: https://ru.sputnik.kg/economy/20191018/1046000519/toktogulskaya-gehs-modernizaciya-ehkonomiya.html

City Court leaves defendants in custody in corruption case on Bishkek CHP modernization

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/30227896.html

New CNG buses in Bishkek bring 20 million soms (US$ 286,000) in savings in first four months of operation

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/v-bishkeke-100-avtobusov-rabotayushchikh-na-gaze-prinesli-za-4-mesyatsa-ekonomiyu-v-byudzhet-na-20-m

President Jeenbekov: Toktogul HPP life to be extended by 35-40 years

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/30223060.html

PM Abylgaziev wants Kyrgyz citizens to switch to electric vehicles

In Russian: https://ru.sputnik.kg/economy/20191021/1046025678/kyrgyzstan-abylgaziev-ehlektromobil-chinovnik.html 

Korean company plans hydropower project in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/gkpen-kr-i-koreiskaia-kompaniia-podpisali-memorandum-o-sotrudnichestve-v-ramkakh-proekta-stroitel-stva-ges/

Coal price in Kara-Suu at 8000 som (US$ 115) per ton - highest in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/v-kr-maksimal-naia-tcena-za-tonnu-uglia-otmechaetsia-v-g.kara-suu-bolee-8-tys-somov-obzor-tcen/

Three fuel sales points linking to a secret cross-border pipe found in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/111972/ 

 

 

Uzbekistan

Natural gas worth US$ 500,000 stolen in Uzbekistan in October 2019

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/112144/ 

Epsilon finds another oil deposit in Kashkadarya

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/news/upstream/31-10-2019/esche-odin-plast-nefti-nashla-amerikanskaya-epsilon-v-uzbekskoy-kashkadarie

Uzbekistan to ban low class fuel

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=157988&cat=region

Uzbekistan explores nuclear energy cooperation possibilities with South Korea

In Russian: http://www.uzdaily.com/ru/post/47143

Korean companies to assess feasibility of Mubarek CHP modernization

In Russian: https://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/47109

Total Eren’s PV plant is first large-scale renewable energy project in Uzbekistan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=157619&cat=region 

Japanese companies interested to participate in modernizing Uzbekistan’s gas transportation system

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/news/abroad/22-10-2019/itochu-i-marubeni-hotyat-razvivat-gts-uzbekistana?id=itochu-i-marubeni-hotyat-razvivat-gts-uzbekistana&published_date=22-10-2019&rubric=abroad&type=NewsItem

Uzbekneftegaz intends to supply gas according to demand and not resources

In Russian: https://rus.ozodlik.org/a/30245370.html 

Uzbekistan decides to conduct a tender for 900 MW of solar energy

In Russian: http://www.uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46939

Uzbekistan approves training strategy on nuclear power

In Russian: https://uztag.info/ru/news/v-uzbekistane-utverzhdena-strategiya-podgotovki-spetsialistov-dlya-aes

New source of Chinese money for the oil and gas industry

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/10/22/fund/ 

Plans to transfer management of Uzbekugol to a Russian company dropped

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/10/26/coal/

Construction of Kandym gas processing facility completed

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/10/17/kandym/

Natural gas begins to flow at a field in Kashkadarya

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/10/28/gas/

Winter season without supply outages?

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.com/ru/post/47068 



Tajikistan

Heating season starts in Dushanbe

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/10/30/v-dushanbe-nachalsya-otopitelnyj-sezon/

Sangtudinskaya-1 HPP reduces electricity supply

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/10/25/sangtudinskaya-ges-1-umenshila-obemy-postavok-elektroenergii/

Nine energy projects with total investment volume of 6 billion somoni (US $620 million) under implementation in Tajikistan

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/10/24/v-tadzhikistane-realizuyutsya-9-energeticheskih-proektov-na-summu-6-mlrd-somoni/

Chinese company begins modernization Sarband HPP’s third unit

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/10/22/kitajskaya-kompaniya-pristupila-k-modernizatsii-tretego-agregata-sarbandskoj-ges/

Over 1.5 million tons of coal produced in Tajikistan

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/10/16/v-tadzhikistane-proizvedeno-svyshe-1-5-mln-tonn-uglya/

Twenty percent of electricity generated in Tajikistan exported in September

In Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20191028/pyataya-chast-tadzhikskoi-elektroenergii-v-sentyabre-poshla-na-eksport

Tajikistan imported US$ 10 million worth of Uzbek natural gas in the first nine months of 2019.

In Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20191029/tadzhikistan-za-9-mesyatsev-poluchil-uzbekskii-prirodnii-gaz-na-summu-okolo-98-mln 

Barki Tojik debt to Sangtuda-1 up by almost US$ 30 million in the first nine months of 2019

In Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20191025/zadolzhennost-barki-tochik-pered-sangtudoi-1-za-9-mesyatsev-virosla-pochti-na-30-mln 

Nurek HPP rehabilitation compared to the construction of an average hydropower plant

In Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20191017/reabilitatsiyu-nurekskoi-ges-sravnili-so-stroitelstvom-srednei-ges 

Chinese TBEA gets exploitation rights for two sites as repayment for Dushanbe TPP

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/30230377.html

Electricity consumption limits or repair work? Rural residents complain about blackouts

In Russian: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/30242015.html

 


Kazakhstan

Middlemen accused of doubling the final price of coal

In Russian: https://dknews.kz/inner-news.php?id_cat=15&&id=30636

Green technologies at Karachaganak - oil production can be environmentally friendly

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/82326/zelenyye-tekhnologii-karachaganaka-2.html

Kazakhstan to supply Belarus with up to 3.5 million tons of oil and oil products per year

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/news/markets/30-10-2019/kazahstan-budet-postavlyat-belorussii-do-3-5-mln-tonn-nefti-i-nefteproduktov-v-god 

Kazakhstan plans to generate energy from waste

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/v-kazahstane-planiruyut-vyrabatyvat-energiyu-iz-musora_a3580164

Possible locations for geothermal energy development in Kazakhstan announced 

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/v-kakih-regionah-rk-mozhno-razvivat-geotermal-nuyu-energetiku_a3580171

Renewable energy capacity in Kazakhstan doubled in 2019

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/za_2019_god_v_moschnosti_vie/ 

Ministry of Energy plans to increase renewable energy production to 3%.

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-10/vyrabotku-elektroenergii-obektami-vie-namereny-uvelichit-v-minenergo 

Prime Minister calls for additional state support for renewable energy sources

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/prem-er-ministr-rk-poruchil-razrabotat-mery-gospodderzhki-vie_a3580273

NCOC and Shell drop plans for new fields in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/news/upstream/22-10-2019/ncoc-i-shell-ne-budut-razrabatyvat-mestorozhdeniya-v-kazahstane?dont_show_mobile_version=yes

The days of cheap fuel are over - how the economy, illicit trade and welfare spending commitments are affecting fuel prices in neighboring countries

In Russian: https://oilcapital.ru/article/general/17-10-2019/deshevogo-benzina-bolshe-ne-budet 

Kazakhstan proposes new hydropower plants

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-10/v-kazakhstane-predlozhili-stroit-novye-ges

Almaty mayor calls for faster switch of the city’s CHP to gas

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/ecology/_1377890637.html

Almaty plans to launch electric buses

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/society/v_almaty_planiruetsya_zapustit_elektrobusy_1377890663.html

Almaty continues with street lighting upgrades 

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/society/_1377890660.html

Fourth solar power plant goes into construction in Karaganda region

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/chetvertuyu-solnechnuyu-elektrostanciyu-nachali-stroit-v-karagandinskoy-oblasti_a3579684

Shell to exit Khazar field development project

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/shell-uvedomila-o-vyhode-iz-proekta-osvoeniya-mestorozhdeniya-hazar_a3578991

Russia increases quota for Kazakh coal transit to Ukraine

In Russian: https://ria.ru/20191025/1560209514.html

School in Uralsk to save 3 million tenge (US $7700) per year with the help of renewable energy

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/82145/shkola-v-ural-ske-s-pomoshch-yu-vie-sekonomit-3-mln-tenge-v-god.html

Oil production in Kazakhstan to reach 100 million tons

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/82125/ob-yem-dobychi-nefti-v-kazakhstane-dostignet-100-mln-tonn.html

Nur-Sultan unable to set price for natural gas

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/82115/v-nur-sultane-ne-ustanovili-okonchatel-nuyu-tsenu-na-gaz.html

Oil exports to Italy and France increase by US$ 500 million

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/81972/kazakhstan-narastil-eksport-nefti-v-italiyu-i-frantsiyu-na-500-mln.html

JSC Zhaiykteploenergo debt to gas suppliers increases to a billion tenge (US$ 2.6 million)

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/kompanii-i-rynki/2019-10/dolg-ao-zhayykteploenergo-gazovikam-vyros-do-odnogo-milliarda-tenge 

Head of the North-Kazakhstan region calls for coal price control

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/kontrolirovat-ceny-na-ugol-poruchil-glava-sko_a3577919



Turkmenistan

Plans for a Power Equipment Service Center - driver of economic and technical efficiency

In Russian: http://turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=19808

World Bank ready to discuss gas supplies to Europe with Turkmenistan

In Russian: https://rus.azathabar.com/a/30234513.html 

Pakistan demands Turkmen guarantees for TAPI

In Russian: https://rus.azathabar.com/a/30221062.html 

Turkmen President approves measures to ensure sustainable operation of energy companies

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/prezident_turkmenistana 

Turkmen gas supplies to China reach a quarter trillion m3

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/turkmenistan-postavil-v-kitai-chetvert-trilliona-gaza/

Turkmenistan proposes formation of a global energy security system

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/turkmenistan-vystupaet-za-formirovanie-global-noi-sistemy-energobezopasnosti/

SOCAR opens office in Turkmenistan

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/v-turkmenistane-otkryvaetsia-predstavitel-stvo-socar/

Turkmen President reprimands deputy prime minister in connection with TAPI

In Russian: https://www.hronikatm.com/2019/10/tapi-reprimand/ 

Turkmenistan plans to extend contract with Petronas until 2038

In Russian: https://www.hronikatm.com/2019/10/petronas-4ever/



Other regional news

Eurasian Economic Commission and Gas Exporting Countries Forum discuss prospects for cooperation in the gas sector

In Russian: http://eec.eaeunion.org/ru/nae/news/Pages/18-10-2019-3.aspx 

Russia’s Federation Council ratifies supply of petroleum products to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/sovfed-rf-ratifitciroval-protokoly-o-postavkakh-nefteproduktov-v-tadzhikistan-i-kyrgyzstan/

EAEU not ready for new clean shipping rules IMO 2020

In Russian: https://dknews.kz/inner-news.php?id_cat=10&&id=30605 

EDB allocates first tranche for solar power plant construction

In Russian: https://eabr.org/press/news/eabr-vydelil-pervyy-transh-na-stroitelstv2o-solnechnoy-elektrostantsii/

 

 

Analysis

Energy in Kazakhstan: in anticipation of nuclear power plants

In Russian: https://ia-centr.ru/experts/petr-svoik/energetika-kazakhstana-v-predchuvstvii-aes/ 

 

 

Events

II International Energy Saving Forum - 29 November 2019, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Website: http://eeday.kz/

 


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