Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 9 (15 May 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 9

Date: 1-15 May 2019

 

Kyrgyzstan

Energy Charter Treaty modernisation discussed in the Kyrgyz Republic

In English: https://energycharter.org/media/news/article/energy-charter-treaty-modernisation-discussed-in-the-kyrgyz-republic/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=df51427e33c395df11c789b084a78fe6

Import cuts of Kazakh gasoline expected to increase illicit trade

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/116741_otsutstvie_importa_benzina_izkazahstana_uvelichit_nelegalnyiy_vvoz_gsm/

Number of the day: 3 billion KGS (US$ 43 mln.) spent by state companies on fuel and lubricants every year

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/116829_tsifra_dnya_3milliarda_somov_vgod_tratyat_goskompanii_nagsm/

Fee schedule for NESK (national electricity generation company) still under negotiation

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/117044_preyskurant_naplatnyie_uslugi_nesk_dosih_por_nasoglasovanii/

85% of NESK debts owed by distribution utlities

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/117060_bolee_85protsentov_dolgov_nesk_zanimaet_zadoljennost_raspredkompaniy/

National budget loses 5 billion KGS (US$ 71.5 mln.) annually as a result of smuggling of fuel and lubricants

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/maksat-mamytkanov-ekonomist-byudzhet-kyrgyzstana-teryaet-5-mlrd-somov-ezhegodno-iz-za-kontrabandy-gs

Will Issyk Kul become radioactive?

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/articles/107303/

Fire at an oil depot in Kyrgyzstan: 2 thousand people evacuated

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/en/news/2019/05/10/pozhar-na-neftebaze-v-kirgizii-2-tys-chelovek-evakuirovany

 

Uzbekistan

Uzbeks using alternative energy in their homes to get tax breaks

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/obchestvo/uzbekistantsy-ispolzuyushchie-v-svoik/

Uzbek Senate approves renewable energy law

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.com/ru/post/43589

President Mirziyoyev approves reorganization of Uzbekenergo

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

Uzbekneftegaz intends to select a contractor to upgrade the Bukhara refinery by the end of the year

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/uzbekneftegaz-nameren-otobrat-podryadchika/

Heads of Rosatom, Lukoil and SOCAR to visit Uzbekistan in mid-May

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/glavy-rosatoma-lukoyla-i-socar-posetyat-uzbekistan-v/

Italy's Eni may enter Uzbek market

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=150647&cat=region

Brick factory opposes switching to coal

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/05/13/no-coal/

Hyundai plans to start production of electric cars in Kokand

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/hyundai-planiruet-naladit-proizvodstvo-elektromobiley-/

Tatneft will search for oil and gas fields in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/107379/

Indonesian RT Trans Asia Resources to invest over $ 875 million in the modernization of the Fergana refinery

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/indoneziyskaya-rt-trans-asia-resources-investiruet/

Russia and Uzbekistan to sign a contract for the construction of a nuclear power plant by the end of 2019

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/nuclear/445643-rossiya-i-uzbekistan-podpishut-kontrakt-po-stroitelstvu-aes-do-kontsa-2019-g/

Uzbekneftegaz may issue US$ 1 billion Eurobonds in mid-2020

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/05/15/ung/

Gas production at the Djel field is planned to begin in 2021

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/05/15/gazprom/

First oil obtained at Mingbulak field

In Russian: https://www.uzdaily.com/ru/post/43631

Epsilon Development Company prepares to drill on Surkhan and Mubarek fields

In Russian: https://neftegaz.ru/news/Geological-exploration/445571-epsilon-development-company-gotovitsya-k-bureniyu-na-surkhanskom-i-mubarekskom-investblokakh-v-uzbek/

Almost $ 900 million invested in Fergana and Altyaryk refineries

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/107155/

Ministry of Energy response to a Gazeta.uz article about greenhouses and coal

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/05/11/minenergo/

A new gas chemical complex will appear in Uzbekistan

In Russian: http://rcc.ru/article/v-uzbekistane-poyavitsya-novyy-gazohimicheskiy-kompleks-68831#astart

LUKOIL boosts oil and gas production at the expense of projects in Uzbekistan

In Russian: http://rcc.ru/article/lukoyl-narastil-dobychu-nefti-i-gaza-za-schet-proektov-v-uzbekistane-68876#astart

 

Tajikistan

Tajikistan to supply cheap electricity to Pakistan

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190515/1028915713/tajikistan-postavlyat-pakistan-elektroenergiya.html

Reconstruction of the Kairakkum HPP will begin in 2020

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190508/1028855921/Rekonstruktsii-Kayrakkumskoy-GES-nachnetsya-2020-god-tajikistan.html

National Savings Bank Amonatbank begins buying back Sangtuda shares

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/society/20190514/amonatbank-nachal-skupat-u-naseleniya-aktsii-sangtudi

When the numbers do not match. Or how to save Barki Tojik from bankruptcy?

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/opinion/20190506/kogda-tsifri-ne-shodyatsya-ili-kak-spasti-barki-tochik-ot-bankrotstva

Tajikistan exports over 11 million kWh of electricity daily

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/05/02/tadzhikistan-ezhesutochno-eksportiruet-svyshe-11-mln-kvt-ch-elektroenergii/

Tajik section of CASA-1000 to be completed before the end of 2021

In Russian: http://nm.tj/economy/53296-realizaciya-tadzhikskogo-uchastka-proekta-casa-1000-zavershitsya-do-konca-2021-goda.html

 

Kazakhstan

Samruk-Energy’s profits exceed US$ 9 million

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=150258&cat=region

Chinese Risen Energy talks benefits of financing new SPP in Kazakhstan with EBRD

In English:https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=150410&cat=region

Kazakhstan to start producing fuel for nuclear power plants by the end of 2019

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/economy/20190515/10151245/AES-kazakhstan-toplivo-proizvodstvo-uran.html

Digital platform on renewable energy presented to Nursultan Nazarbayev

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/tehnology/78178/nursultanu-nazarbaevu-prezentovali-prototip-cifrovoj-plocshadki-po-vie.html

Solar Fest Qazaqstan - festival of renewable energy workers to be held in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/solar-fest-qazaqstan-pervyy-festival-rabotnikov-vie-proydet-v-kazahstane_a3522702

Oil and gas field depletion observed in Kyzylorda Oblast

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/economy/v_kyzylordinskoy_oblasti_nablyudaetsya_istoschenie_1377884440.html

Ministry of Energy to select 255 MW of renewable energy projects for installation in 2019

In Russian: http://energyland.info/news-show-tek-alternate-185811

Green energy saves more than 20 million tenge (US$ 52,000) per year in Nur-Sultan

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/gosudarstvo/78200/v-nur-sultane-zelenye-istochniki-energii-ekonomyat-bolee-20-mln-tenge-v-god.html

Over 500 boiler houses to be repaired this year in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/bolee-500-kotel-nyh-otremontiruyut-v-etom-godu-v-kazahstane_a3526186

President Tokayev: It is necessary to develop of new oil and gas fields

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/kasym-zhomart-tokaev-sleduet-pristupit-k-razrabotke-novyh-neftegazovyh-mestorozhdeniy_a3526059

Buy to sell: Ekibastuz GRES-2 will be 100% Kazakh

In Russian: https://expertonline.kz/a16000/

Karachaganak to keep annual oil production at 10.5 million tons

In Russian: http://energyland.info/news-show-tek-neftegaz-185755

Kazakhstan remains world leader in uranium mining - Energy Ministry

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/en/news/2019/05/15/kazahstan-ostaetsya-mirovym-liderom-po-dobyche-urana-minenergo

 

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan increases export potential of the domestic fuel and energy complex

In Russian: http://energyland.info/news-show-tek-neftegaz-185792

 

Other regional news

KazTransGas Resumed Transit of Turkmen Gas to Russia

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/economy/kaztransgaz_vozobnovil_tranzit_turkmenskogo_gaza_v_rossiyu_1377884053.html

 

Analysis

Opinion: Technological disadvantages of renewable energy do not allow countries to completely abandon traditional and atomic energy sources

In Russian: https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/tekhnologicheskie-nedostatki-vie-n/

Infographic: capacity additions required in case of an annual load growth of 3% - 10% by 2021-2023

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1478149?f=cp

Infographic: - Kyrgyzstan’s energy reserves and electricity in numbers

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1486132?f=cp

Striking against coal: why companies are being cut off the gas supply (Uzbekistan)

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/articles/107346/

 

 


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