Results of the Year
At the beginning of the new year, Petroleum Journal offers to recall the most significant events of the past year, 2018.
December 2018. December 1, Imer Bonner has been appointed the new General Director of Tengizchevroil — the largest producing joint venture in Kazakhstan.
On November 20, 2018, the management of the national oil and gas company was changed. Alik Aidarbayev was appointed Chairman of the Board of NC KazMunayGas JSC.
ExxonMobil looks back on 2018 as a year of milestones in Kazakhstan. The company, with interests in the world-class Tengiz and Kashagan projects, and the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, has commemorated its 25 years of doing business in the country.
The 2018 year had been significant for Total Group in Kazakhstan for several reasons. First of all, in 2018 we had celebrated the 25th anniversary of Total E&P Kazakhstan activities in Kazakhstan... Second, Total is a proud shareholder of the North Caspian Operating Company...
September 5, Astana Gas KMG (project company, a subsidiary of the Samruk-Kazyna state holding and Baiterek Fund with 50/50 shares) has announced a tender for selection of contractor for construction of the Saryarka pipeline.
On August 12, Aktau hosted the fifth Caspian Summit, which was attended by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
After this autumn’s completion of the upgrade process, PetroKazakhstan Oil Products’ Shymkent Oil Refinery was able to increase refining depth, output and petroleum product quality, and improved the environmental attributes of its production and economic performance.
November 7, the Chairman of the Board of the national company KazMunayGas Sauat Mynbayev commented on the Paradise Papers offshore scandal. "At the moment, I am not a shareholder at Meridian Capital”, noted in response to a request of Interfax-Kazakhstan.
On November 6, the international consortium of investigative journalists published so-called Paradise Papers - documents relating to offshore companies, associated with many political figures from different countries. According to the publication of the consortium, Mynbayev is a shareholder in Bermuda-registered company Meridian Capital Ltd.
The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan held the enlarged meeting of the collegium, which summed up the country's energy industry in 2017. Petroleum publishes the summary of the Minister Kanat Bozumbayev’s report.
From January 1, 2018, by order of the Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan maximum wholesale price for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) increased domestically from 34,319 KZT to 38,701 KZT per ton excluding VAT (exchange rate of National Bank of Kazakhstan as January 1 is 332.33 KZT for 1 USD).