Poland seeks closer Kazakh energy ties

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Poland's Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Waldemar Pawlak is to visit Kazakhstan Friday to discuss boosting bilateral trade, including energy.

38 dead in fire at Kazakh drug clinic

TALDYKORGAN, Kazakhstan, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A fire at a Kazakhstan clinic for drug addicts killed at least 38 people early Sunday, officials said.

Kazakhstan will not sideline gas customers

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan needs to consider the demands from all of its potential energy customers, including Russia and the European Union, the Kazakh premier said.

Gazprom, Kazakhstan talk production

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Government officials in Kazakhstan met with the top management of Russian energy giant Gazprom Neft to pursue refinement and production agreements.

UPI Energy Watch

China to implement joint energy projects In Kazakhstan

Analysis: Kazakh oil and Western woes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The consolidation of the Kazakh energy industry proceeds apace, and what it eventually means for Western energy companies and investors is unclear.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: SCO military or economic pact?

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is holding a four-day meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, starting Friday. While the summit will doubtless end with the usual flurry of statements emphasizing peace and prosperity for member states, the gathering will be most notable for what is absent from the declarations, a vision of what the grouping actually entails, particularly as regards energy exports.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Row over Baikonur

MOSCOW, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- On Oct. 26, a Proton heavy launch vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, a Central Asian republic.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

UPI Energy Watch

Eni inks deal with Kazakhstan, ends spat; SOCAR acquires Azerbaijani segment of pipeline; Sakhalin Energy to build pipeline fault crossings

Delays put Agip role in Kashagan in doubt

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan has accused Agip of breaching an agreement on production at the Kashagan oil field, putting the future of the deal in question.

Kazakhstan moves to name new PM

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev hurried Tuesday to name a replacement candidate for prime minister in Astana a day after a surprise resignation.

Kazakh prime minister steps down

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The prime minister of the oil-rich central Eurasian nation of Kazakhstan has resigned, a report says.

Karim Qajymqanuly Massimov (Kazakh: Кәрім Қажымқанұлы Мәсімов, Russian: Карим Кажимканович Масимов, born in 1965 in Tselinograd, Kazakh SSR, USSR; now Astana, Kazakhstan) has served as Prime Minister in the Government of Kazakhstan since 10 January 2007.

Massimov is fluent in Kazakh, Russian, Chinese, English, and Arabic. He studied in China and worked in Hong Kong where he headed Kazakhstan's trading operations. At the same time, he is thought to be well connected within the Kremlin. He previously served as the Deputy Prime Minister from 19 January 2006 to 9 January 2007 and as Minister of Economy and Budget Planning, Minister of Transport and Communications in 2001. According to Pravda, the public perceives Massimov as "one of the most influential figures in the president's inner circle."

President Nazarbayev nominated Massimov to succeed Daniyal Akhmetov as Prime Minister on 9 January 2007. The Nur Otan party endorsed Massimov's candidacy and Parliament confirmed the nomination on 10 January.

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