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Aktau port. Photo courtesy of portaktau.kz
Aktau Caspian seaport to be managed by foreign operator

Aktau Caspian Sea port is the only water gates to international routes for Kazakhstan’s dry cargoes, crude and petroleum products.

Aktau Caspian seaport to be managed by foreign operator
©Press Service of the Border Control Office, National Security Committee
Russia’s Foreign Ministry sends note of protest to Kazakhstan over killing of Russian fisherman

November 25 Kazakh border guards fired shots when trying to detain two boats with eight Russians of Dagestan origin, killing one of them and injuring another.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry sends note of protest to Kazakhstan over killing of Russian fisherman
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan pushes ban on Caspian sturgeon fishing

Kazakhstan insists that all the pre-Caspian states introduce a ban on catching sturgeons in the Caspian Sea.

Kazakhstan pushes ban on Caspian sturgeon fishing
©RIA Novosti
Eurasia geological project costs $500 million

Implementation of Eurasia project of onshore and offshore exploration of deep horizons of the pre-Caspian basin will require $500 million.

Eurasia geological project costs $500 million
©RIA Novosti
Leaking wells may cause ecological disaster at Caspian Sea

There are currently around 1,400 leaking wells in the Caspian sea area; 128 of them are underwater: Atyrau Oblast Akim.

Leaking wells may cause ecological disaster at Caspian Sea
©RIA Novosti
First Caspian gas supplies to Europe expected in 2019

Direct supplies of Caspian gas to Europe are expected by the beginning of 2019.

First Caspian gas supplies to Europe expected in 2019
Kashagan oilfield. ©Reuters
CPC will not delay expansion at Kashagan: expert

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium is unlikely to delay expansion at Kashagan, considering the agreements with Kashagan’s operators.

CPC will not delay expansion at Kashagan: expert
Kashagan oil and gas field, September 2013. ©Reuters
Oil production started at Kashagan

The consortium has re-activated the first production well and produced the first oil from the field in the North Caspian Sea on September 11, 2013.

Oil production started at Kashagan
Kazakhstan Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan creates military forces with advanced armament in Caspian region

Kazakhstan is working on creation of self-sufficient troops equipped with modern armament and able to ensure military security in the Pre-Caspian region: Defense Minister.

Kazakhstan creates military forces with advanced armament in Caspian region
Photo courtesy of azh.kz
NCOC fined $10 thousand for dead seagulls

North Caspian Operating Company, the operator of Kashagan oilfield, located in Kazakhstan's sector of the Caspian Sea shelf, was fined $10 thousand for harming the environment.

NCOC fined $10 thousand for dead seagulls
Photo courtesy of press-service of Kazakhstan National Security Commission’s Border Service©
Kazakhstan holds ship gunnery practice at Caspian Sea

The Coast Guard of the Kazakhstan National Security Commission’s Border Service has held a ship artillery combat shooting practice at the Caspian Sea.

Kazakhstan holds ship gunnery practice at Caspian Sea
©RIA Novosti
Russia suggests moratorium on catching sturgeons in Caspian Sea

Russia has suggested introducing a 5-year sturgeon-catching ban in the Caspian Sea in several months.

Russia suggests moratorium on catching sturgeons in Caspian Sea
Minesweeper (10750E project). Photo courtesy of snsz-ru.all.biz
Kazakhstan to buy two mine 'hunters' from Russia

Kazakhstan mulls buying two 10750E harbor minesweepers from Russia to use them at the Caspian Sea.

Kazakhstan to buy two mine 'hunters' from Russia
A worker at Kashagan field. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan workers strike on Kashagan's D island

Around 200 employees of CAPE Industrial Services subcontractor were striking this weekend. The company works on D island of Kazakhstan’s oil field Kashagan.

Kazakhstan workers strike on Kashagan's D island
CPC sea terminal. ©cpc.ru
Caspian Pipeline Consortium increases daily oil export

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) dispatched 15.9 million tons in Q1 2013.

Caspian Pipeline Consortium increases daily oil export
©REUTERS
Over 1 thousand dead seagulls discovered in Kazakhstan sector of Caspian Sea

Mass mortality of seagulls has been registered at Shalyga island in the northern part of the Caspian Sea.

Over 1 thousand dead seagulls discovered in Kazakhstan sector of Caspian Sea
Aktau beach. Photo courtesy of wordpress.com
Czechs open new resort in Aktau

A Czech company has built a new resort in Aktau called Tree of Lives.

Czechs open new resort in Aktau
Photo courtesy of kazenergy.com
Kazakhstan to create rescue team at Caspian Sea

Kazakhstan Emergency Situations Ministry will form a rescue team at the Caspian Sea.

Kazakhstan to create rescue team at Caspian Sea
Fishermen catch sturgeon with nets near the town of Atyrau. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan may be out of sturgeons in 4-5 years

Sturgeons may disappear completely in Kazakhstan in the nearest 4-5 years.

Kazakhstan may be out of sturgeons in 4-5 years
Kashagan oil and gas field. ©REUTERS
Decision on purchasing СonocoPhillips’s stake in Kashagan to be taken before May 25

According to Kazakhstan geologists, geological reserves of Kashagan are estimated at 4.8 billion tons of oil.

Decision on purchasing СonocoPhillips’s stake in Kashagan to be taken before May 25

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