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Astana gasification gets off ground

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.

Astana gasification gets off ground
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ArcelorMittal Temirtau cuts wages by 25% for locals and by 50% for foreigners

ArcelorMittal Temirtau has temporarily reduced the wages of foreign employees by 50 percent and of local personnel by 25 percent.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau cuts wages by 25% for locals and by 50% for foreigners
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Kazakhstan's environmental standards for TPP three times behind Europe

The environmental requirements for thermal power plants in Kazakhstan are two or three times lower than in Europe.

Kazakhstan's environmental standards for TPP three times behind Europe
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Coal-to-gasoline plant to be launched in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is launching an experimental complex for processing of brown cowl into gasoline and fuel in 2015.

Coal-to-gasoline plant to be launched in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan suspends power supplies to Russia over rouble depreciation

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 suspends power supplies to Russia over rouble depreciation
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Kazakhstan explores coal-to-oil opportunities

Kazakhstan Minister of Energy said that the country was considering producing synthetic oil from coal.

Kazakhstan explores coal-to-oil opportunities
India's Modi moves to reform problem-plagued coal industry
India's Modi moves to reform problem-plagued coal industry

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.

India's Modi moves to reform problem-plagued coal industry
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North Caspian Sea may hold large oil reserves: Vice Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan

Northern part of the Caspian Sea may contain significant oil reserves.

North Caspian Sea may hold large oil reserves: Vice Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan
Ukraine's Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Prodan.  ©Reuters
Kiev, rebels to talk energy as winter looms: separatists

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and authorities in Kiev are planning to hold talks on energy in the regionю

Kiev, rebels to talk energy as winter looms: separatists
©Reuters/Daniel Munoz
Australia approves huge India-backed mine

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.

Australia approves huge India-backed mine
Turkey interested in buying Kazakhstani plasma-fuel system for thermal power plants
Turkey interested in buying Kazakhstani plasma-fuel system for thermal power plants

Turkey expressed interested in purchasing Kazakhstani plasma-fuel system for its thermal power plants.

Turkey interested in buying Kazakhstani plasma-fuel system for thermal power plants
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Kazakhstan wants to export coal to Ukraine, China and Europe

Kazakhstan is viewing Ukraine, China and Europe as new markets for its coal.

Kazakhstan wants to export coal to Ukraine, China and Europe
Nathan Tinkler. ©Reuters/Steve Christo
Australian tycoon sells racing empire to Mideast group

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.

Australian tycoon sells racing empire to Mideast group
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Kazakhstan approves new geological exploration program

Kazakhstan's geological exploration will focus on precious metals, especially gold, rare earth metals and copper.

Kazakhstan approves new geological exploration program
Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped
Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped

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.

Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped
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China coal mine death toll rises to 20

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.

China coal mine death toll rises to 20
Evacuations urged in burning Australian coal mine town
Evacuations urged in burning Australian coal mine town

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.

Evacuations urged in burning Australian coal mine town
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Development of coal bed methane in Karaganda - way to supply gas to Kazakhstan's center

Officials gathered in Astana to discuss production of methane from Karaganda coal basin.

Development of coal bed methane in Karaganda - way to supply gas to Kazakhstan's center
©Reuters/Dado Ruvic
China coal mine accidents kill 1,049 in 2013: govt

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.

China coal mine accidents kill 1,049 in 2013: govt
©Reuters/Daniel Munoz
Australia gives environmental nod to $5.7 bln coal project

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.

Australia gives environmental nod to $5.7 bln coal project