KMG EP reduces output forecast due to strike
(SRI) – KazMunaiGas Exploration Production (KMG EP) expects its 2011 crude oil production to fall 4% lower than previously planned 13.5 million tonnes as a strike at a major field enters a second month, the company said on Tuesday.
KMG EP hit with $104-million export tax bill
(SRI) – KazMunaiGas Exploration Production (KMG EP), the London-listed subsidiary of the national oil company KazMunaiGas, said on Tuesday Kazakhstan’s Supreme Court had rejected its claim that it had been exempt from paying KZT15.2 billion ($104 million) in export duties.
Zhambai consortium requests extension of exploration phase
(SRI) – The international consortium developing the Zhambai Yuzhny-Yuzhnoe Zaburunye (Zhambai) hydrocarbon block in Kazakhstan’s section of the Caspian Sea has asked the Kazakh government for an extension of its exploration license, Interfax reported on Tuesday.
Kazakhstan, Russia lead way to reduce gas flaring and lower emissions (World Bank Group)
Kazakhstan to tighten environmental requirements for Caspian offshore operations (Interfax)
Nazarbayev urges OIC countries to take joint action in energy sphere (Interfax)
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:
Moody’s rates Bank CenterCredit at Ba3 (Moody’s)
S&P assigned rating to Delta Bank, Outlook “Stable” (S&P)
Eurocopter and Kazakhstan Engineering sign agreement (Corporate Jet Investor)
Indicators – June 28, 2011 (Reuters)
METALS AND MINING:
Kazakhmys may issue shares in Hong Kong to raise funds – CEO
(SRI) – Kazakh copper miner Kazakhmys may consider raising capital by issuing new shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange when the stock market recovers, the company’s CEO Oleg Novachuk said on Tuesday, Dow Jones reported.
Shygys 2011: The mysterious “hypothetical opponent” (Eurasia Daily Monitor)
EU and Astana launch talks on new enhanced PCA (Europolitics)
Kazakhstan leader pushes for progress, urges OIC states to rethink priorities (Arab News)
Kyrgyzstan’s gold rush on ice (Reuters)
Turkmenistan to borrow $240 mln for water, rail link (Reuters)