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Man killed in petrol truck explosion in Atyrau

A man has been killed in an explosion of a petrol truck in Atyrau in Kazakhstan's west.

Man killed in petrol truck explosion in Atyrau
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Kazakhstan mulling privatization of oil refineries

Oil production in Kazakhstan in 2014 stood at 73.7 million tons. The three Kazakhstan-based oil refineries produced a total of 3.02 million tons of petrol.

Kazakhstan mulling privatization of oil refineries
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Petrol prices in Kazakhstan depend on Russian ruble: Shkolnik

Kazakh Minister of Energy Vladimir Shkolnik says that the price for petrol in Kazakhstan will depend on the Russian ruble.

Petrol prices in Kazakhstan depend on Russian ruble: Shkolnik
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Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev on recent hike of prices for petrol

These are mere economics laws: we have to keep prices equal to those of Russia as we have no customs barriers and the movement of goods across the border is free: President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev on recent hike of prices for petrol
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Petrol follows tenge in free float: Kazakhstan government stops regulating prices

After the announcement that Kazakhstan governoment was stopping price regulation for petrol, prices spiked throughout Kazakhstan.

Petrol follows tenge in free float: Kazakhstan government stops regulating prices
Kazakhstan to stop regulating prices for petrol

There should be a flexible pricing model given the ongoing volatility at the FX market: Vice PM Sagintayev.

Kazakhstan to stop regulating prices for petrol
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Gasoline prices rise in Kazakhstan

Caps on gasoline prices have been raised in Kazakhstan.

Gasoline prices rise in Kazakhstan
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Nazarbayev supports eco-friendly Almaty: city centre to become exclusively pedestrian

President Nazarbayev has taken part in a meeting with media representatives to discuss development of the City of Apples - Almaty.

Nazarbayev supports eco-friendly Almaty: city centre to become exclusively pedestrian
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Ban of Russian fuel will not cause deficit in Kazakhstan: KazMunaiGas

Kazakhstan has introduced a 45-day ban on import of fuel from Russia. Some are worried that this will be the beginning of a new fuel deficit in the Central Asian economy. KazMunaiGas has a different view.

Ban of Russian fuel will not cause deficit in Kazakhstan: KazMunaiGas
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Modernization of Kazakh oil refineries may be delayed

The process of modernizing Kazakh oil refineries may have to be delayed, putting additional pressure on the domestic fuel market of Kazakhstan.

Modernization of Kazakh oil refineries may be delayed
Turar Kazangapov ©
Kazakhstan to introduce ban on imports of gasoline and diesel fuel

The measure will have no impact on the price of fuel. The Energy Ministry has set price ceilings for both gasoline and diesel fuel: Vice Minister of Energy.

Kazakhstan to introduce ban on imports of gasoline and diesel fuel
Turar Kazangapov ©
KazMunaiGas Head doesnt rule out further decrease in gasoline prices

According to him, oil refineries have been facing excessive gasoline in stock, with oil companies [in line with applicable legislation] still supplying a set volume to local refineries to be processed.

KazMunaiGas Head doesnt rule out further decrease in gasoline prices
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Russia's cheap gas may shut down Kazakhstani oil refineries: Minister of Energy

Cheap gas from Russia can put a stop to the work of Kazakhstan’s oil refineries.

Russia's cheap gas may shut down Kazakhstani oil refineries: Minister of Energy
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Fuel eco-standards in Kazakhstan: how feasible?

Kazakhstan is introducing new ecological standards for engine fuel. But experts have some doubts about the effectiveness of this measure.

Fuel eco-standards in Kazakhstan: how feasible?
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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 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
©Turar Kazangapov
What's with the gasoline prices in Kazakhstan?

Kazakh government is lowering gasoline prices. But for how long? And does it address the fuel deficit in the country?

What's with the gasoline prices in Kazakhstan?
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First Vice Energy Minister refutes anticipated substantial petrol prices hikes

Earlier a Senator said that Western oil majors operating in Kazakhstan were willing to supply crude to be processed for domestic consumption at global prices.

First Vice Energy Minister refutes anticipated substantial petrol prices hikes
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Scientists in Kazakhstan suggest turning gas into gasoline

Scientists from Kazakhstan say they've created a technology to transform oil-associated gas into gasoline and diesel.

Scientists in Kazakhstan suggest turning gas into gasoline
Lyazzat Kiinov. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
Eurasian Economic Union to resolve Kazakhstan's fuel problems

The Eurasian Economic Union, according to the former head of the KazMunaiGas Lyazzat Kiinov, will have a positive effect on the situation with petrol in Kazakhstan.

Eurasian Economic Union to resolve Kazakhstan's fuel problems