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Shetland Gas Plant. Photo courtesy of Total.uk
Total launches gas project in Britain's Shetlands

French oil and gas company Total officially launched a project off Britain's remote Shetland Islands.

Total launches gas project in Britain's Shetlands
Iran and China to join construction of Kazakhstan's oil refinery
Iran and China to join construction of Kazakhstan's oil refinery

Kazakhstan is to construct its fourth oil refinery in cooperation with Iran and China.

Iran and China to join construction of Kazakhstan's oil refinery
 Minister of Economic Integration of Kazakhstan Zhanar Aitzhanova. Photo © primeministr.kz
Kazakhstan allocates additional €1 million for Chernobyl Shelter Fund

Kazakhstan will allocate €1 million for the construction of the New Safe Confinement (NSC) intended to contain the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, Ukraine.

Kazakhstan allocates additional €1 million for Chernobyl Shelter Fund
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Kazakh startups to be presented at Echelon Asia Summit

Five Kazakh teams will present their startups at Singapore's annual Echelon Asia Summit.

Kazakh startups to be presented at Echelon Asia Summit
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Automatic bike rentals in Astana may become available all year round

Automatic bike rentals in Astana may become available for Astana residents both in summer and in wintertime.

Automatic bike rentals in Astana may become available all year round
TengrizChervrOil capacity expansion soars by $15bln
TengrizChervrOil capacity expansion soars by $15bln

Projects for expansion of production capacity at Tengiz oil and gas field in Western Kazakhstan have seen their price tag soar. By $15 billion!

TengrizChervrOil capacity expansion soars by $15bln
Kenes Rakishev. ©Tengrinews.kz
Kazakh businessman Kenes Rakishev launches venture capital fund

Kazakhstan's businessman Kenes Rakishev has become one of the investors of a $102 million venture capital fund.

Kazakh businessman Kenes Rakishev launches venture capital fund
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Kazakh startup says no to dental drills

A Kazakh startup says it knows how to treat caries with no annoying dental drills involved.

Kazakh startup says no to dental drills
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Three major projects sealed by Kazakhstan and Korea

Kazakhstan and Korea have agreed on three major joint projects: construction of the Balkhash Thermal Power Plant, construction of a gas chemical facility in Atyrau Oblast and development of Zhambyl oil and gas field.

Three major projects sealed by Kazakhstan and Korea
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EU moves forward with Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline: Barroso

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso declared that EU will resume the development of the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TCP).

EU moves forward with Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline: Barroso
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Samruk Kazyna to launch $26 bln worth of projects within 3 years

Kazakhstan's Samruk-Kazyna Wealth Fund is planning to commission dozens of projects totally worth $26 billion within the next 3 years.

Samruk Kazyna to launch $26 bln worth of projects within 3 years
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. ©Reuters/Tim Wimborne
Massive PNG gas project loads first shipment

Australian energy firm Santos said Friday the first exports from its huge US$19 billion gas project in Papua New Guinea will soon depart for Japan, four years after the joint venture was given the go-ahead.

Massive PNG gas project loads first shipment
Kashagan oil field. ©Reuters
Counting losses from Kashagan suspension

Losses from the forthcoming two-year suspension of the Kashagan oilfield development project in Kazakhstan are estimated at two billion dollars in the least.

Counting losses from Kashagan suspension
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Chevron, YPF ramp up Argentina shale investment

US oil giant Chevron and state-controlled YPF unveiled plans Thursday to spend another $1.6 billion to develop Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation for oil and gas projects.

Chevron, YPF ramp up Argentina shale investment
A combination picture shows the Sydney Opera House before Earth Hour, and during Earth Hour. 
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Earth Hour to tap crowdfunding for green campaigns

Lights will go off in some 7,000 cities around the world for this weekend's Earth Hour event, which will aim to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for environmental projects worldwide.

Earth Hour to tap crowdfunding for green campaigns
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Methane from Karaganda coal may be used to supply gas to central Kazakhstan

Methane from Karaganda coal basin can be used to supply gas to central Kazakhstan.

Methane from Karaganda coal may be used to supply gas to central Kazakhstan
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No general contractor for EXPO-2017 yet

No general contractor has been selected for Astana's EXPO-2017 so far.

No general contractor for EXPO-2017 yet
Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Photo courtesy of eurasiaiff.kz
Cinefondation-Atelier selects Kazakh film project

Aliyushka feature project by Kazakh film director Adilkhan Yerzhanov has entered the list of 15 projects selected by Cinefondation-Atelier.

Cinefondation-Atelier selects Kazakh film project
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Astana to start constructing BRT system in June 2014

Astana will start constructing its Bus Rapid Transport system in June 2014.

Astana to start constructing BRT system in June 2014
Work to resume Thursday on widening of Panama Canal: official
Work to resume Thursday on widening of Panama Canal: official

Work to widen the Panama Canal will resume on Thursday, an official said, two weeks after the huge project was suspended over $1.6 billion in cost overruns.

Work to resume Thursday on widening of Panama Canal: official