The issue of gasifying Kazakhstan's central territories is finally off the ground with two companies launching a joint project for exploration of methane gas in Karaganda Oblast.
ArcelorMittal Temirtau has temporarily reduced the wages of foreign employees by 50 percent and of local personnel by 25 percent.
The environmental requirements for thermal power plants in Kazakhstan are two or three times lower than in Europe.
Kazakhstan is launching an experimental complex for processing of brown cowl into gasoline and fuel in 2015.
Kazakhstan is looking for alternative markets for its coal as Russia is seeking to replace Kazakhstan’s coal with coal mined at Russia’s Kuzbass.
Kazakhstan Minister of Energy said that the country was considering producing synthetic oil from coal.
India's government has pledged to open up the coal mining industry to private players in the energy-starved country as Prime Minister steps up promised reforms.
Northern part of the Caspian Sea may contain significant oil reserves.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and authorities in Kiev are planning to hold talks on energy in the regionю
Australia has given the go-ahead to a massive coal mine in Queensland state which Environment Minister Greg Hunt said Monday could ultimately provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians.
Turkey expressed interested in purchasing Kazakhstani plasma-fuel system for its thermal power plants.
Kazakhstan is viewing Ukraine, China and Europe as new markets for its coal.
Australian coal tycoon Nathan Tinkler on Wednesday said his thoroughbred breeding and racing empire had been bought by a consortium of local and Middle Eastern parties for an undisclosed sum.
Kazakhstan's geological exploration will focus on precious metals, especially gold, rare earth metals and copper.
At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey, the government said Wednesday, warning that rescue efforts faced a race against time.
The death toll from a flooded coal mine in southwest China has risen to 20 with the recovery of another 14 bodies nearly two weeks after the accident, state media reported.
Young, elderly and pregnant residents of a Australian town cloaked in smoke from a coal mine ablaze for three weeks were Friday urged to leave over mounting air quality concerns.
Officials gathered in Astana to discuss production of methane from Karaganda coal basin.
Accidents in Chinese coal mines killed 1,049 people last year, down 24 percent from 2012, authorities said, reflecting both risks and improvements in the country's thriving and often under-regulated sector.
Waratah Coal on Saturday welcomed the Australian government's approval of its $6.4 billion (US$5.7 billion) Galilee coal project, as conservationists warned the decision threatened the environment.
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