Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 8 (30 April 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 8

Date 16-30 April 2019

 

Kyrgyzstan

Rally in Bishkek demands moratorium on uranium mining in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/uchastniki-mitinga-v-bishkeke-trebuyut-obyavit-moratoriy-na-dobychu-urana-v-kyrgyzstane

Kyrgyzstan aims to obtain gas from Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline

In English: https://www.azernews.az/region/149909.html

Kyrgyzstan-China gas pipeline: agreement raises concerns

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/29894190.html

National Energy Holding reveals data on electricity production

In Russian: http://www.tazabek.kg/news:1541646?from=tazabek&place=archive

Severelectro distribution utility spent 4.7 billion soms (US$ 68.7 mln.) for the purchase and transit of electricity - a report

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1544343?f=cp

Technical losses in the 110-220-500 kV networks down by 5.6 million kWh to 5.32%

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1543555?f=cp

Monthly information bulletin of the National Energy Holding

In Russian: http://energyholding.kg/content/articles_view/827

Kyrgyzstan will not export electricity in 2019 - CEO A.Kaybaliev

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1543360?f=cp

Kyrgyzstan sold electricity for US$ 900 million - historical data

In Russian: https://ru.sputnik.kg/economy/20190426/1044110572/kyrgyzstan-ehlektroehnergiya-ehksport-grafik.html

Sixty new buses running on natural gas start operation in Bishkek

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/v-bishkeke-vykhodyat-na-liniyu-60-novykh-avtobusov-na-prirodnom-gaze-metane

 

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan intends to introduce a basic consumption charges for electricity

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/40314-uzbekistan-nameren-vvesti-bazovuyu-normu-potrebleniya-elektroenergii.html

Coal for US$ 105.5 million. Mirziyoev receives an update about the future of the coal industry in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/ugol-za-105-5-mln-mirziyeev-izuchil-budushchee-/

President visits the Tupalang HPP modernization

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/04/30/water-power/

British Petroleum interested in oil and gas projects

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.com/ru/post/43481

Ministry of Finance experts discuss draft laws on renewable energy sources and public-private partnerships

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.com/ru/post/43187

Yildirim Holding to build a power plant in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.com/ru/post/43429

Uzbekistan to freeze electricity tariffs

In Russian: https://www.korem.kz/rus/press-centr/novosti_otrasli/?cid=0&rid=8233

LUKOIL plans to invest US$ 2 billion in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.com/ru/post/43412

Uzbekistan starts transit of Turkmen gas

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/uzbekistan-nachal-tranzit-turkmenskogo-gaza/

France will take part in the modernization of the Charvak hydroelectric power plant and supply helicopters to Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/40078-franciya-primet-uchastie-v-modernizacii-charvakskoy-ges-i-postavit-uzbekistanu-vertolety-cureuil.html

 

Tajikistan

Every month Barqi Tojik fails to pay Sangtuda-1 over US$ 4 million

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190426/barki-tochik-umudryaetsya-zadolzhat-sangtude-1-svishe-4-mln-ezhemesyachno

Tajikistan prepares to reach 100% electrification rate

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/society/20190424/v-tadzhikistane-pristupayut-k-polnoi-elektrifikatsii-sel

The whole world needs to help "Barki Tojik". Privatize?

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190427/pomoch-barki-tochik-nado-uzhe-vsem-mirom-ili-privatizatsiei

Tajiks spend more on electricity than other Central Asians and even some Europeans

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190418/tadzhikistantsi-tratyat-na-elektrichestvo-bolshe-vseh-v-tsentralnoi-azii-i-dazhe-v-evrope

About 2.5% of the Tajik population is not connected to the power grid

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190417/v-tadzhikistane-okolo-25-naseleniya-ne-podklyucheni-k-elektrosetyam

Tajikistan required to communicate import quantities of duty-free Russian fuel in advance

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190419/tadzhikistan-obyazali-v-konkretnie-sroki-opredelitsya-s-lgotnim-rossiiskim-toplivom

Increasing electricity tariffs - the only way to save Barki Tojik?

In Russian: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/29906001.html

Tajik government asks development partners for help with Barki Tojik

In Russian: https://www.news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190422/pravitelstvo-tadzhikistana-prosit-partnerov-po-razvitiyu-skinutsya-na-pomotsh-barki-tochik

Tajikistan and Mongolia to partner in the area of water supply, energy and other industries

In Russian:https://ca-news.org/news:1540985

One year Tajik-Uzbek friendship - achievements in the area of borders, energy and trade

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/analytics/20190426/1028780229/granica-energetika-torgovlya-dostizheniya-tajikistan-uzbekistan-god.html

Commissioning date for the second unit at Rogun HPP announced

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/main/20190417/1028690077/rahmon-nazval-sroki-sdachi-vtorogo-agregat-rogun-ges.html

Tajik coal production at 266,000 tons in Q1

In Russian: https://tajikta.tj/ru/news/tadzhikistan-za-kvartal-proizvel-266-tys-tonn-uglya-

 

Kazakhstan

Environmentalists commented on the possible construction of a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/ekologi-prokommentirovali-vozmozhnoe-stroitel-stvo-aes-v-kazahstane_a3522147

Large companies to begin training people for jobs in oil pipeline industry

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/krupnye-kompanii-strany-pristupyat-k-podgotovke-kadrov-dlya-nefteprovodnoy-otrasli_a3521843

74 renewable energy facilities with a total capacity of about 680 MW are operating in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/ecology/v_kazahstane_deystvuyut_74_ob_ekta_vie_obschey_moschnostyu_1377883789.html

The Ministry of Energy will commission 10 new renewable energy projects by the end of the year

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/minenergo-vvedet-v-ekspluataciyu-10-ob-ektov-vie-do-konca-goda_a3520945

Royal Dutch Shell preparing to build a solar power plant in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/77745/shell-gotovit-proekt-stroitelstva-solnechnoj-elektrostancii.html

EADB to invest 102 billion tenge (US$ 266.5 mln) in the construction of the Saryarka gas pipeline

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/eabr-napravit-102-mlrd-tenge-na-stroitel-stvo-magistral-nogo-gazoprovoda-saryarka_a3520656

Tariffs for renewable energy dropping

In Russian: https://24.kz/ru/news/economyc/item/311379-tarify-na-alternativnuyu-energiyu-snizhayutsya-mne-rk  

Transformer plant opens doors in Shymkent

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/77845/v-shymkente-prezentovali-transformatornyj-zavod.html

No decision on nuclear power plant without consulting the public

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/bez-ucheta-mneniya-naseleniya-reshenie-o-stroitel-stve-aes-ne-primut-prezident-rk_a3520977

Kazakhstan plans to export electricity to EAEU countries

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/kazahstan-planiruet-naladit-eksport-elektroenergii-v-strany-eaes_a3521071

Russian company Inter RAO to leave Kazakhstan’s energy sector

In Russian: https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3960061

Second solar power plant launched in Karaganda region

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/economy/_1377883696.html

Energy Minister speaks about renewable energy tariffs

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/o-tarifah-na-vie-rasskazal-glava-minenergo_a3521002

Electricity production in Kazakhstan drops

In Russian: https://dknews.kz/strana/v-kazahstane-snizilos-proizvodstvo-elektricestva-minenergo.html

How limiting the export of electricity to Russia has affected Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/economy/20190416/9841638/ehksport-ehlektroehnergiya-russia-kazakhstan.html

Natural gas production in Kazakhstan increased by 3.6% over the year

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-04/dobycha-prirodnogo-gaza-v-kazakhstane-uvelichilas-na-36-za-god

 

Turkmenistan

OSCE consults Turkmenistan on renewable energy

In English: https://www.azernews.az/region/149681.html

Testing held at new gas chemical complex in Turkmenistan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/region/149872.html

Turkmenistan offers South Korea joint energy projects

In English: https://www.azernews.az/region/149186.html

Gazprom confirms restart of gas supplies from Turkmenistan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/region/149004.html

Turkmenistan: Turning the gas back on

In English: https://eurasianet.org/turkmenistan-turning-the-gas-back-on

Turkmenistan promotes Trans-Caspian gas pipeline project passing through Azerbaijan

In Russian: https://www.azernews.az/oil_and_gas/149720.html

Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan to mull cooperation in energy sector

In English: https://www.azernews.az/oil_and_gas/149265.html

Taliban cut Turkmen power lines

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/world/20190425/talibi-obrezali-turkmenskie-linii-elektroperedachi

Uzynad: new wells, strategic perspectives

In Russian: http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=18574

Innovative production line to be launched at the Nayip gas facility

In Russian: http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=18557

The Turkment art of selling - Will Gazprom help Ashgabat to cope with the economic crisis

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/articles/106852/

Turkmenbashi refinery exceeds quarterly production plans

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/18642/tknpz-perevypolnil-kvartalnye-plany-vypuska-produkcii

 

Other regional news

EAEU: Breakthrough in resolving differences on the formation of a common electricity market

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/ctrany_eaes_obespechili_proryv/?year=2019&month=4

31st meeting of the Working Group Regulatory Review and Harmonization of the Electric Power Industry in the CIS held in Moscow

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/23-24_aprelya_2019_goda_v_g/

 

Analysis

How does Kazakhstan feel in the blue fuel market?

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/77633/kak-sebya-chuvstvuet-kazahstan-na-rynke-golubogo-topliva.html

Dangerous and harmful: where to dispose of energy-saving light bulbs? (Tajikistan)

In Russian: https://news.tj/en/news/tajikistan/society/20190424/opasnie-i-vrednie-kuda-vibrasivat-energosberegayutshie-lampochki

How much has Tajikistan earned from selling electricity?

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190425/skolko-tadzhikistan-zarabotal-na-prodazhe-sveta

How Uzbeks and Kyrgyz divided the construction project of the century - the political history of the Toktogul HPP

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/articles/106757/

Funny tariffs for electricity resellers or how they make a profit on our back (Kyrgyzstan)

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/115003_smeshnyie_tarifyi_dlya_pereprodavtsov_elektroenergii_kak_nanas_najivayutsya/

How Kazakh refineries are switching to “autopilot”

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/77592/kak-kazahstanskie-npz-perehodyat-na-avtopilot.html

 

Announcements

Announcement to participate in the auction for the selection of renewable energy projects in the Republic of Kazakhstan

In Russian: http://energo.gov.kz/index.php?id=24211

 

Events

Digital technologies in the energy sector 23-24 May, Bishkek

Website: http://nesk.kg/ru/svyazi-s-obshchestvennostyu/novosti-i-press-relizy/1817-22-04-2019


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