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China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua
China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua

China will launch its second space lab as the country works towards setting up its own space station, among several ambitious goals.

China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua
More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA
More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA

The Gaia space probe, launched in December 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way.

More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA
Japan loses track of pricey black hole satellite
Japan loses track of pricey black hole satellite

Dozens of space scientists are desperately scouring the skies after losing track of a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar Japanese satellite that was sent to study black holes.

Japan loses track of pricey black hole satellite
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SpaceX satellite launch succeeds, but rocket crash lands

SpaceX launched a communications satellite to an orbit but failed to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform.

SpaceX satellite launch succeeds, but rocket crash lands
Kurmangazy Iskaziev. Photo courtesy of KMG EP Public Relations
New CEO appointed at Kazmunaigas EP

Kurmangazy Iskaziev has been appointed the new General Director (CEO) of the Kazmunaigas Exploration and Production

New CEO appointed at Kazmunaigas EP
Abat Nurseitov. Photo courtesy of KMG EP press office
CEO of KazMunayGas Exploration Production resigns

General Director of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (KMG EP) Abat Nurseitov has resigned from his post.

CEO of KazMunayGas Exploration Production resigns
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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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Board of Directors of KazMunaiGas EP changes

The Board of Directors of KazMunaiGas Exploration and Production (KMG EP) has changed following the extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders.

Board of Directors of KazMunaiGas EP changes
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Kazakhstan must find new oil and gas fields: Senator

Senator Lyazzat Kiinov said Kazakhstan had to invest into oil and gas exploration since the remaning natural reserves would soon be depleted.

Kazakhstan must find new oil and gas fields: Senator
Classroom after the explosion.
Explosion in Almaty college: Why was the grenade real?

An explosion of a grenade in Almaty college in southern Kazakhstan killed a student. It also injured 12 others, some of whom remain in critical condition. But how could a real grenade replace a model in a basic military training classroom?

Explosion in Almaty college: Why was the grenade real?
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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
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover reaches 'far frontier'
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover reaches 'far frontier'

NASA's $2.5 billion Curiosity rover has reached the base of the Martian mountain it aims to explore and should start drilling rocks there soon.

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover reaches 'far frontier'
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Inuit village sues to block oil surveys in Canada's Arctic

A small Inuit village in the Canadian Arctic sued to block offshore exploration for oil, involving noisy air-cannon surveys it says threaten marine wildlife.

Inuit village sues to block oil surveys in Canada's Arctic
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Norway removes Greenpeace ship from contested Arctic drill site

Norwegian coastguards on Friday removed a Greenpeace ship from a controversial Arctic drilling site where it was trying to prevent oil explorations, the environmentalist group said.

Norway removes Greenpeace ship from contested Arctic drill site
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Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration

The Spanish government on Thursday gave oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as "unjustifiable".

Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration
Uzakbai Karabalin. ©primeminister.kz
Kazakhstan to announce bidding contests for geological exploration at 8-9 oil blocks this year

Last year after a moratorium on geological exploration was lifted Kazakhstan held bidding contests for geological exploration at 3 oil blocks.

Kazakhstan to announce bidding contests for geological exploration at 8-9 oil blocks this year
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KazMunaiGas to invest $4.5 billion into geological exploration in 2014-2019

By 2022 the Company’s proven recoverable reserves of oil and condensed gas should make up 1.413 billion tons as compared to 789.6 million tons as of the end of 2013.

KazMunaiGas to invest $4.5 billion into geological exploration in 2014-2019
Mawson's Hut on Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica. ©Reuters/Pauline Askin
Explorers reach Mawson's Huts in Antarctica

Two Australian explorers have battled dangerous sea ice to reach the historic Mawson's Huts in Antarctica which have been isolated for years by a giant iceberg blocking the route in, officials said Friday.

Explorers reach Mawson's Huts in Antarctica
Chevron resumes shale work in Romania despite protest
Chevron resumes shale work in Romania despite protest

Chevron said Sunday it has restarted work on its first shale gas exploration well in Romania, a day after protests forced the US energy giant to suspend the operation.

Chevron resumes shale work in Romania despite protest
A boring rig. Photo © Ria Novosti
40 subsurface use contracts to be terminated in Kazakhstan

Around 40 contracts on subsurface use will be terminated in Kazakhstan by the end of the year.

40 subsurface use contracts to be terminated in Kazakhstan