Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 12 (30 June 2019)
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16-30 June 2019  

 

Kyrgyzstan

Parliament adopts an agreed version of the law on renewable energy sources

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1554624?f=cp 

New amendments to the law on energy performance of buildings

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1553730?f=cp 

Electricity consumption in Kyrgyzstan increases by 15% per year - National Energy Holding

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/v-kyrgyzstane-potreblenie-elektroenergii-ezhegodno-godom-rastet-na-15-natsenergokholding-

Russia is the main partner of Kyrgyzstan in the development of hydropower - EDB expert 

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/rossiya-osnovnoy-partner-kyrgyzstana-v-razvitii-gidroenergetiki-schitaet-ekspert-eabr

Most novostroykas (new residential areas) of Bishkek to be electrified by August 1

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/bolshinstvo-novostroek-bishkeka-k-1-avgusta-budut-obespecheny-elektrichestvom

Construction of Kyrgyz section of CASA-1000 to be completed in 2020-2021

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

Illegal import of fuels and lubricants into Chui region. How does it happen?

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1552660?f=cp 

New CEO appointed for Electric Stations OJSC

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/30025705.html 

Political clashes remind of old coal scandals

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/kyrgyzstan_politics_coal/30016230.html


Uzbekistan

Ministry of Energy proposes to create Central Asian electricity exchange

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/06/28/energy/

Uzbekistan to create a network of gas stations with the participation of Chinese and Kazakh companies

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/page/3/

Private companies may be attracted for the modernization of the largest power plant in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/41565-k-modernizacii-krupneyshey-elektrostancii-uzbekistana-mogut-privlech-chastnikov.html

We have specific measures to deal with the debt to Lukoil - Uzbekneftegaz Chairman

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/41567-predsedatel-pravleniya-uzbekneftegaza-u-nas-est-konkretnye-meropriyatiya-po-ustraneniyu-zadolzhennosti-pered-lukoylom.html

Finnish Kauko International signs memorandum with NAPM on the development of geothermal energy in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/41550-finskaya-kaukointernational-podpisalo-memorandum-s-napu-o-razvivatii-geotermalnoy-energetiki-v-uzbekistane.html

Scaling Solar Expands to Central Asia with Uzbekistan Auctions

In English: https://ifcextapps.ifc.org/ifcext/pressroom/ifcpressroom.nsf/0/6B1A6E9F48A4F71E8525841F00643FD2?OpenDocument

How Uzbekistan plans to import gasoline and oil products from Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/06/28/oil/

Coal production decreases in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/41380-v-uzbekistane-nablyudaetsya-snizhenie-proizvodstva-uglya.html

Ministry of Economy and Industry admits Uzbekistan’s wastefulness in electricity consumption

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/41378-minekonomprom-priznal-rastochitelnost-uzbekistana-v-potreblenii-elektroenergii.html

Liberalization of electricity prices - the only way out: President

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/06/21/energy/

Mitsubishi plans to assist Uzbekistan in modernizing its gas transmission

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/41266-kompaniya-mitsubishi-planiruet-okazat-pomosch-uzbekistanu-v-modernizacii-gazotransportnoy-sistemy.html

Uzbekneftegaz Chairman blames corruption in the sector on "mentality" 

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/108578/

Central Bank of Uzbekistan says drop in FDI due to fewer projects in oil and gas

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/108565/

For the first time after independence, a cascade of small hydropower plants built in Namangan

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/108314/

Uzbek-Russian JV to invest over $ 700 million in gas production in Ustyurt

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/108335/

Uzbekistan and Afghanistan to sign a long-term contract for the supply of electricity

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

 

Tajikistan

Swiss company operating at the Rogun hydropower station exempted from taxes

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/108562/

TBEA has boosted Tajik electricity exports

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/06/24/kompaniya-tvea-posposobstvovala-uvelicheniyu-obemov-eksporta-tadzhikskoj-elektroenergii/

President calls for switching to a new electricity metering system

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/06/22/prezident-poruchil-prinyat-mery-dlya-perehoda-na-novuyu-sistemu-ucheta-elektroenergii/

A number of new housing districts to be connected to the Dushanbe heating system

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/06/19/v-dushanbe-k-otopitelnoj-sisteme-podklyuchat-ryad-novyh-mikrorajonov/

Second unit of Rogun HPP ready for commissioning

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/06/28/vtoroj-agregat-rogunskoj-ges-gotov-k-ekspluatatsii/

HPP Sangtuda-1 results for 2018 presented to shareholders

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/06/26/aktsioneram-ges-sangtuda-1-predstavili-rezultaty-deyatelnosti-kompanii-za-2018-god/

President announces date for official launch of second unit at Rogun HPP

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190627/1029261195/rahmon-pusk-vtoroj-agregat-rogunskaya-gas.html

Tajik officials find a way to reduce electricity losses

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190621/1029217384/tajikistan-chinovniki-poteri-elektroenergia.html 

 

Kazakhstan

Exclusive: Russia to pay Kazakhstan fixed rate for contaminated oil in crisis breakthrough

In English: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-oil-kazakhstan-damage-exclusiv/exclusive-russia-to-pay-kazakhstan-fixed-rate-for-contaminated-oil-in-crisis-breakthrough-idUSKCN1TR12B

Hevel to build one of the largest solar power plants in the CIS in Kazakhstan

In Russian: http://energyland.info/news-show-tek-alternate-187272

Iran, Venezuela may complicate global oil deal talks: Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-kazakhstan/iran-venezuela-may-complicate-global-oil-deal-talks-kazakhstan-idUSKCN1TP0LI

Kazakhstan to start exporting high-octane gasoline

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/kazahstan-nachnet-eksport-vysokooktanovogo-benzina_a3542761

Straw to fuel boilers in northern Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/rabotayuschie-na-solome-biokotly-budut-vypuskat-v-sko_a3539921 

Akmola region to implement six alternative energy projects

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/shest-proektov-al-ternativnoy-energetiki-gotovyat-k-realizacii-v-akmolinskoy-oblasti_a3539677

Ministry of Energy satisfied with oil price of $ 60-70 per barrel - Minister Bozumbayev

In Russian: http://today.kz/news/kazahstan/2019-06-24/779319-minenergo-kazahstana-ustraivaet-tsena-nefti-60-70-za-barrel-bozumbaev/

Russians buy cheap Russian gasoline at gas stations in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/en/news/2019/06/27/zhiteli-rossii-na-avtozapravkah-kazahstana-pokupayut-deshyovyy-benzin 

Kazakh oil for Belarus: reality or another adventure?

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/en/news/2019/06/27/kazahstanskaya-neft-dlya-belorussii-realnost-ili-ocherednaya-avantyura 

What are the advantages of household heat meters?

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/79434/kakie-preimucshestva-imeyut-obcshedomovye-pribory-ucheta-tepla.html

Gasification rate in Kazakhstan to increase to more than 50%

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/79239/uroven-gazifikacii-rk-namereny-uvelichit-bolee-chem-na-50.html

Oil production to reach 89 million tons in 2019

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/79223/v-etom-godu-dobycha-nefti-sostavit-89-mln-tonn.html

Installed power capacity in Kazakhstan to increase to 3 GW

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/79175/mocshnost-kazahstanskih-elektrostancij-vyrastet-do-3-gvt.html

Village in the Kazakh outback to supply itself with energy from the wind

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/selo-v-kazakhstanskoy-glubinke-obespechit-sebya-energiey-vetra 

“Social” coal on sale in Ust-Kamenogorsk

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/v-ust-kamenogorske-nachali-prodavat-socialnyy-ugol 

Kazakhstan introduces mandatory real time monitoring of oil

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/v-kazakhstane-vvoditsya-obyazatelnyy-uchet-nefti-v-onlayn-rezhime

Two new ministries to boost the oil industry

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-06/novye-ministerstva-pridadut-impuls-neftedobyvayuschey-otrasli 

Kazakhstan and Russia among the leaders in electricity affordability in Europe

In Russian: https://eenergy.media/2019/06/30/kazahstan-i-rossiya-v-liderah-rejtinga-dostupnosti-elektroenergii-v-evrope/


Turkmenistan

World's first plant to manufacture synthetic fuel from gas opens in Turkmenistan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=152815&cat=region

Speech by the President of Turkmenistan on the occasion of the commissioning of gas to gasoline plant

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/20120/vystuplenie-prezidenta-turkmenistana-po-sluchayu-vvoda-v-ekspluataciyu-zavoda-po-proizvodstvu-benzina-iz-prirodnogo-gaza

Turkmenistan to introduce modern digital technologies in the oil and gas sector

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/19928/v-turkmenistane-sobirayutsya-vnedryat-sovremennye-cifrovye-tehnologii-v-neftegazovom-sektore

It is necessary to continue work on deep processing of gas: President

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/19918/prezident-turkmenistana-neobhodimo-prodolzhit-rabotu-po-glubokoi-pererabotke-gaza

Turkmenistan can increase supply of diesel to Ukraine by 40% in 2019

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/19871/turkmenistan-v-2019-godu-mozhet-uvelichit-postavki-dizelnogo-topliva-v-ukrainu-na-40

World's first GTG plant is a symbol of economic cooperation between Turkmenistan and Japan: Matsushita Shinpei

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/20148/macushita-shinpei-pervyi-v-mire-zavod-gtg--simvol-ekonomicheskogo-sotrudnichestva-mezhdu-turkmenistanom-i-yaponiei

Turkmenistan extends electricity supply contract with Afghanistan

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


Other regional news

EAEU rules for customs declaration for oil to change from July 1

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/pravila-podachi-tamozhennoy-deklaratsii-na-neft-izmenyatsya-s-1-iyulya-v-eaes


Analysis

Gasoline is cheap and enough for everyone: production has grown by 9% in a year, and local refineries fulfil the country’s requirements (Kazakhstan)

In Russian: http://www.energyprom.kz/ru/a/monitoring/benzin-desheveet-i-ego-hvatit-vsem-proizvodstvo-vyroslo-za-god-na-9-prichyom-mestnye-npz-polnostyu-perekryvayut-potrebnosti-strany

Wind power of Kazakhstan: yesterday, today, tomorrow

In Russian: https://eenergy.media/2019/06/17/vetroenergetika-kazahstana-vchera-segodnya-zavtra/

Unleashing renewable energy with government support (Kazakhstan)

In Russian: https://expertonline.kz/a16055/

Kazakhstan: a sea of gasoline without export rights

In Russian: http://www.stanradar.com/news/full/35040-kazahstan-more-benzina-bez-prava-na-eksport.html

Infographic - Major energy projects in Kyrgyzstan: From metering systems to CASA-1000

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1553210?f=cp 


Events

Green Energy & Waste Recycling Forum 2019 - 3-5 July 2019, Nur-Sultan

Website: https://www.gewr.kz/ 

 


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