This forces Kazakhstan to more actively redirect its gas streams towards China
The estimates of Kazakhstan to earn money on the transit of Turkmen gas via the territory of Russia have not come true. At the same time it is clear that those volumes of gas which Kazakhstan planned to direct to the Pre-Caspian pipeline system for further flow to Europe will be developed in the opposite direction – to the southern neighbour, China.
By order of KazMunayGas, the Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas has prepared and presented the final report on the project «Renewal of the complex plan for development of the coastal line of the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea» (KSCS). The initial complex plan was elaborated in 2005, however considerable changes occurred in recent years in the plans and projects for development of the Kazakhstan sector of Caspian Sea and creation of appropriate infrastructure. The data have changed on expected reserves and prospects for development of fields and structures in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea, on the prospects of production, processing and transportation of hydrocarbons (in particular, the terms have been transferred of the start of oil production at the Kashagan field - for 2012 - the start of pilot commercial development). Also, a number of coastal infrastructural facilities in the Atyrau and Mangystau regions (in the area of Aktau, Bautino and Euryk) were built and put into operation. Now it is needed to specify the demand for additional facilities of coastal infrastructure in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea (shipyards, metalware plants, etc.).