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Kazakhstan oil, gas potential tested

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Max Petroleum, a company focused on Kazakhstan, said it started drilling new wells at its Sagiz West and Uytas fields in the country.

Gazprom reviews Kazakh gas potential

MOSCOW, March 20 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said it wants to work with the Kazakh government to help exploit its natural gas resources.

Kazakhstan looks for life post-Statoil

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The government of Kazakhstan said it was looking for partners to develop the offshore Abay oil field in the Caspian Sea after Statoil left the project.

Gazprom, Kazakhstan review gas ties

MOSCOW, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said it stressed the importance of natural gas supplies to Kazakh consumers during talks at the ministerial level.

Kazakhstan boosts oil production forecast

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Energy officials in Kazakhstan said Friday they expect to transport as much as 392 million barrels of oil per year through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

UPI Energy Watch

OPEC leaders claim no control over oil prices; China quake cuts oil demand temporarily; Kazakhs threaten to sanction Agip

Analysis: Turks eye carrying Kazakh oil

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- As Kazakh oil exports continue to rise, Turkey is seeking to position itself as a major transit hub for Kazakh hydrocarbons. Despite Turkish aspirations, however, a number of obstacles exist to Kazakhstan diversifying its export routes to include Turkey.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Kazakhstan, Japan team up on nuclear

TOKYO, May 6 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan and Japan have signed a deal to work together on atomic energy.

Kazakhstan to up oil output

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan said it will increase its oil output by 3.7 percent during 2008, the Middle East North Africa Financial Network reported.

Analysis: Eye on Uzbek energy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A challenge has emerged from Uzbekistan to Transneft's "take it or leave it" policy, with potentially enormous implications for Gazprom's decade-and-a-half monopoly.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Kazakh-Eni talks on Kashagan continue; Iraq to S. Korea: Halt oil work in KRG or face consequences; Chavez proposes oil-for-goods deal
KRISHNADEV CALAMUR, UPI International Security Editor

Odessa-Gdansk pipeline grows

MOSCOW, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The success of the informal energy summit held by Azerbaijan, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine in Vilnius, Lithuania last week will be judged later, when the agreements reached there become reality.
VLADIMIR SAPRYKIN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysis: E. Europe offers transit routes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- In the increasingly fractious scramble for the Caspian's burgeoning oil and natural gas energy reserves, resource-poor but strategically vital Eastern Europe is positioning itself to provide both consumer markets and transit routes to Russia for the former Soviet states bordering the world's largest inland sea.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Kazakhstan suspends Kashagan work

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan suspended work Monday on the Kashagan oil deposit operated by Italy’s Agip for three months for ecological violations, the government said.
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