Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 7 (15 April 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 7

Date 1-15 April 2019

 

Kyrgyzstan

National Energy Holding: Tariff policy of the State Agency for Regulating the Fuel and Energy Sector goes against the interests of the country's energy sector

In Russian: http://www.tazabek.kg/news:1540012/?from=tazabek&place=find

State Agency for Regulating the Fuel and Energy Sector: Electricity tariffs for wholesale buyers and sellers are on average above the cost of electricity generation

In Russian: http://www.tazabek.kg/news:1540656?from=tazabek&place=mainlast?from=tazabek&place=continue

Kyrgyzstan’s coal production up by 23% in 2018

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/v-kyrgyzstane-v-2018-godu-dobycha-uglia-uvelichilas-23/

Kyrgyzstan’s electricity exports in 2018 reached 752.5 million kWh

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/v-2018-godu-kyrgyzstan-eksportiroval-752-5-mln-kvtch-elektroenergii/

The rate of gasification in Kyrgyzstan needs to grow to 50% - PM Abylgaziev

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/kyrgyzstan-i-rossiia-razrabotaiut-dorozhnuiu-kartu-po-neftegazu-abylgaziev/

Proposals put forward to attract investments in the modernization of CJSC Kyrgyz Petroleum Company

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/vneseny-predlozheniia-po-privlecheniiu-investitcii-v-modernizatciiu-zao-kyrgyz-petroleum-kompani/

Bishkekteploenergo instructed to propose options for expanding the use of solar collectors in Bishkek’s boiler houses

In Russian: http://www.tazabek.kg/news:1537717?from=tazabek&place=archive

A source of funding found for the Kyrgyz Energy Settlement Center

In Russian: http://www.tazabek.kg/news:1538078?from=tazabek&place=archive

Technical losses at 794.1 million kWh in 2018 - GKPEN

In Russian: http://www.tazabek.kg/news:1538670?from=tazabek&place=archive

Deliveries of fuels and lubricants from Russia to southern Kyrgyzstan increased twelvefold

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/114086_v12raz_vyirosli_postavki_gsm_izrossii_nayugkyirgyizstana/

The ban on diesel fuel export from Kazakhstan will not affect prices in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian:https://24.kg/ekonomika/114399_zapret_navyivoz_diztopliva_izkazahstana_nepovliyaet_natsenyi_vkyirgyizstane/

ADB offers Kyrgyzstan funds to modernize Uch-Kurgan HPP

In Russian: https://www.vb.kg/doc/377490_abr_predlagaet_kyrgyzstany_kredit_i_grant_na_modernizaciu_ych_kyrganskoy_ges.html

Water levels at the Toktogul reservoir sufficient until spring 2020 - Osmonbetov

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/obema-vody-toktogulskogo-vodokhranilishcha-dostatochno-do-vesny-2020-osmonbetov

Who benefits from electricity sales of private distribution companies?

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/kyrgyzstan_energy_companies/29879932.html

Kyrgyzstan's energy sector debt reaches 102 billion KGS (US$ 1.46 bn)

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/29876183.html

What are the charges in the Bishkek CHP corruption case?

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/kyrgyzstan_heat_plant_corruption_court/29873977.html

Kyrgyzstan intends to sell Gazprom national oil and gas company

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/kyrgyzstan-gazprom-kyrgyzneftegaz/29856763.html

Opinions around the sale of Kyrgyzneftegaz to Russian Gazprom

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/kyrgyzstan-kyrgyzneftegaz-gazprom/29858265.html

Asset valuation of eight Kyrgyz energy companies completed

In Russian: https://economist.kg/2019/04/02/zavershena-inventarizaciya-aktivov-vosmi-energokompanij-kyrgyzstana/

Bishkek CHP will buy 40% of its coal supplies from Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://economist.kg/2019/04/09/v-kazahstane-v-etom-godu-zakupyat-40-uglya-dlya-tec-bishkeka/

 

Uzbekistan

China to build two small hydropower plants in Uzbekistan

In Russian: http://www.news-asia.ru/view/ch/economy/12189

Greenhouse farms - against the transition to coal

In Russian:https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/04/13/gas/

Uzbekistan plans to build 25 solar power plants

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2019/04/01/uzbekistan-planiruet-postroit-25-solnechnyh-elektrostanciy

Zarubezhneft and Uzbekneftegaz create a joint venture

In Russian: http://www.energyland.info/news-show-tek-neftegaz-184608

Give coal to the country: why the future of Uzbekistan’s energy industry depends on Angren

In Russian: https://uz.sputniknews.ru/economy/20190410/11190998/Dat-strane-uglya-pochemu-ot-Angrena-zavisit-buduschee-energetiki-Uzbekistana.html

Peak oil in Uzbekistan: oil refinery without raw materials

In Russian: http://www.stanradar.com/news/full/33941-neftjanoe-istoschenie-uzbekistana-npz-est-syrja-nedostaet.html

Uzbekistan’s gas diet

In Russian: http://www.stanradar.com/news/full/33915-gazovaja-dieta-uzbekistana.html

Uzbekistan to sell Fergana refinery to Indonesian company

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=148794&cat=region

China, WB, IMF, Uzbekistan talk solar energy, micro hydro-power plants

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=148784&cat=region

China to provide Uzbekistan with US$ 25 million loan for HPPs construction

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=148578&cat=region

Exploratory drilling started at the gas field in Surkhandarya

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/04/09/surhan-gas/

Deputy head of Uztransgaz dismissed for debt to Lukoil

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/04/06/uztransgaz/

Uzbekistan's largest gas storage to get US$ 850 million reconstruction

In Russian: https://uz.sputniknews.ru/economy/20190403/11144967.html

 

Tajikistan

Tajik boom in small hydropower plants suffers a setback

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/04/03/v-tadzhikistane-spal-bum-na-stroitelstvo-malyh-ges/

Tajikistan and World Bank discuss future of Rogun HPP

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/04/03/tadzhikistan-i-vsemirnyj-bank-obsudili-budushhee-rogunskoj-ges/

Dushanbe CHP-2 continues to generate electricity and heat

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/04/02/dushanbinskaya-tets-2-prodolzhaet-vyrabatyvat-elektroenergiyu-i-teplo/

You must pay your debt in order not to be suddenly in the dark

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/04/02/ty-dolzhen-oplatit-svoj-dolg-chtob-ne-okazatsya-vdrug-v-potemkah/

Nurek HPP dam - three meters to critical level

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/04/02/vodohranilishhe-nurekskoj-ges-do-kriticheskoj-otmetki-ostalos-tri-metra/

Drop in diesel fuel supplies to dekhkan farms

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/04/01/v-tadzhikistane-umenshilsya-obem-postavok-dizelnogo-topliva-dehkanskim-hozyajstvam/

Parliament discusses effectiveness of Dushanbe-Obi Garm transmission project

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/04/01/parlament-obsudil-effektivnost-proekta-lep-dushanbe-obi-garm/

Rogun dam starts filling up after repair works

In Russian: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/29882194.html

Tajikistan asks World Bank for assistance in completing Rogun HPP

In Russian: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/29872026.html

Operation of the unit suspended and water released. What is happening at Rogun?

In Russian: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/29865236.html

Barqi Tochik: We hope that the population will forgive us for the inconvenience

In Russian: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/29859448.html

Large illegal shipment of liquefied gas revealed

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/v-tadzhikistane-vyyavlena-kontrabanda-krupnoy-partii-szhizhennogo-gaza

The second life of Vakhsh energy giant

In Russian: http://www.stanradar.com/news/full/33926-vtoraja-zhizn-vahshskogo-energogiganta.html

 

Kazakhstan

Third wind farm to be launched in Akmola region

In Russian: https://24.kz/ru/news/economyc/item/306623-tretyu-vetroelektrostantsiyu-zapustyat-v-akmolinskoj-oblasti

Italy remains key buyer of Kazakh oil

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2019/04/15/klyuchevym-pokupatelem-kazahstanskoy-nefti-ostayotsya-italiya

Sites chosen for the construction of nuclear power plants

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2019/04/04/v-kazahstane-uzhe-vybirayut-uchastok-dlya-stroitelstva-aes

Putin offers Russian help to ​​build Kazakh nuclear plant

In English: https://www.rferl.org/a/kazakhstan-putin-offers-russian-nuclear-plant-help/29865177.html

NPP in Ulken: life in the village

In Russian:https://dknews.kz/energetika/aes-v-ulkene-kak-zivet-tot-samyi-poselok.html

Solar power station in the Karaganda region will be completed in June

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/77456/solnechnuyu-elektrostanciyu-v-karagandinskoj-oblasti-dostroyat-v-iyune.html

Lukoil to start oil exploration and production in Zhenish field

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/77178/lukojl-zajmetsya-razrabotkoj-nefti-na-bloke-zhenis.html  

The thorny path of Caspian oil

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/77395/ternistyj-put-kaspijskoj-nefti.html

USAID “Power the Future” presented preliminary results of Kazakhstan‘s power system master plan

In English: http://ptfcar.org/en/blog/2019/04/usaid-power-the-future-held-a-workshop-on-the-least-cost-expansion-power-planning-development/

Kazakhstan's national oil company sells gas station chain

In English: https://www.azernews.az/region/148199.html

 

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is actively developing new forms of international energy business

In Russian: http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=18454

Turkmenistan appoints new Energy Minister

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=148903&cat=region

Turkmenistan resumes gas exports to Russia

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=148967&cat=region

Equipment testing underway at the Euro-5 gasoline plant

In Russian: http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=18465

 

Other regional news

CAREC countries discussed renewable energy development

In Russian: https://kabar.kg/news/strany-tcares-obsudili-v-tashkente-razvitie-vozobnovliaemoi-energetiki/

Lower oil prices will put pressure on Central Asian economies

In Russian: http://www.stanradar.com/news/full/33948-snizhenie-tsen-na-neft-okazhet-davlenie-na-ekonomiku-stran-tsentralnoj-azii.html

Uzbekistan - Tajikistan: who will give money for hydroelectric power plants?

In Russian: http://www.stanradar.com/news/full/33981-uzbekistan-tadzhikistan-kto-dast-deneg-na-ges.html

Kazakhstan ratifies oil supply agreement with Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/en/news/2019/04/02/kazahstan-ratificiroval-soglashenie-s-uzbekistanom-o-postavke-nefti

More expensive than in Kazakhstan: oil traders’ business or how do gasoline prices work?

In Russian: http://www.tazabek.kg/news:1540240?place=rec-news&from=tazabek

European Parliament: Trans-Caspian Pipeline would serve European interests

In English: https://www.azernews.az/oil_and_gas/148434.html

 

Announcements / Opportunities

USAID Power the Future Regional Program announces a position of Energy Technical Expert (Astana)

In English: http://ptfcar.org/en/blog/2018/11/usaid-power-the-future-regional-program-announces-a-position-of-energy-technical-expert-astana/

 


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