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Kazakhstan Daily News Roundup – June 20, 2011

Posted on June 20, 2011 by KazCham

HEADLINES:

Karachaganak dispute close to resolution – sources
(SRI) – Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO), the Western-led consortium developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field, is close to reaching an agreement with the Kazakh government on ceding a stake in the project to Kazakh oil and gas company KazMunaiGas, Reuters reported last week.

Tengizchevroil to invest up to $20 billion in expansion project
(SRI) – Tengizchevroil (TCO), the Chevron-led joint venture developing the giant Tengiz onshore field, plans to invest up to $20 billion by 2016 to raise production by nearly 40%, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing a senior company official.

China and Kazakhstan: Flourishing strategic partnership strengthens economic development as new tiger economy emerges in Central Asia
(SRI) – On an official visit to Kazakhstan last week, China’s President Hu Jintao and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev signed agreements which will bring the economic and strategic partnership between the countries to “historic” new levels.

ENERGY:

KMG to explore oil block with Spanish Repsol (SRI)

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:

Kazmortransflot to spend $800 million to upgrade fleet
(SRI) – Kazmortransflot, the maritime shipping arm of the state-owned oil and gas company KazMunaiGas, plans to spend about $800 million to upgrade its fleet over the next eight years.

OTP Bank considering expansion into Kazakhstan (SRI)

Indicators – June 17, 2011 (Reuters)

POLITICS:

Kazakh President’s ex-son-in-law charged with murder (Telegraph)

Murder rap in Rakhatgate – four years on (EurasiaNet)

REGIONAL:

On the Caspian shore, a tale of two Turkmenistans (Reuters)

Tajiks riot in football match with president’s son (AFP)

Tajikistan detains BBC reporter for ‘Islamist links’ (AFP)

SOURCE: http://silkroadintelligencer.com/2011/06/20/kazakhstan-daily-news-roundup-june-20-2011/

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