» February 2004
The February 2004 issue of Kazakhstan Energy Monthly contains articles on:

A full list of members of the Kazakhstan Petroleum Association with their addresses, phone and fax numbers.

ChevronTexaco acolade as Best Foreign Investor in 2003.

KazMunaiGaz bid for Unipetrol.

PetroKazakhstan investment in 2003 and plan for 2004.

Planned sale of Kurmangazy stake to Total.

Kashagan understanding on compensation.

Gazprom and Lukoil Caspian agreement.

Kazakh energy production in January 2004.

Feasibility study for Karachaganak gas project.

Purchase of stake in Severnye Buzachi project by Nelson Resources.

Coal production at Ekibastuz Vostochnyi coalfield.

KOR oil company on Mangistau Peninsula.

Kazakh foreign trade data for 2002 and 2003.

Kazakh fuel trade in 2002 and 2003. Exports (volume, revenue and price) of oil, oil products and coal, imports of oil products and gas.

Kazakh oil for Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline?

Kazakh oil swap arrangement with Iran. 2003 data, plan for 2004.

China oil pipeline section from Atasu to Alashanku.

Foreign investors find more difficult investment climate in Kazakhstan.

Kazakh oil for India? Pipeline over the Karakoram suggested.

Price fixing: gasoline traders indicted.

Ust Kamenogorsk Fitting Plant.

Long term uranium programme to 2015.

New export tax.


The February 2004 issue of Caucasus Energy Monthly contains articles on:

LUKAgip sale.

Caspian Sea negotiations.

SOCAR to work abandoned Caspian projects.

Itochu plans for Azerbaijan.

Statoil study of potential markets for Shakh Deniz gas.

SOCAR stating work at Govsany onshore field despite dispute with Lukoil.

Azerbaijan oil and gas production in January 2004.

SOFAR revenue and expenditure data for 2003 and budget for 2004.

Refinery output for January 2004.

Azerbaijan foreign trade in 2003.

Oil exports in January, tender results for February and March.

Oil product exports by refinery in 2003.

Debate with Russia on increase in throughput of Baku-Novorossiisk pipeline.

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline: Credit agreement, work on Turkish section, negotiations with Kazakhstan, data on state of construction at end of January, survey of Russian criticisms.

Gas for Greece.

Azerbaijan gas imports: failure of Itera to send gas, new contract with Gazeksport.

Gas for Nakhichevan from Iran.

Barmek Azerbaijan agreement to collect electricity debts.

Ilkham Aliev visits Moscow, Avez Alekperov visits Washington.

Georgian railway increases tariffs for crude and product transit to Batumi.

Georgia and Turkey want Russia to build Novorossiisk-Batumi-Ceyhan oil pipeline.

Razdan thermal station and hydro cascade handed over to Russia by Armenia.


The February 2004 issue of Central Asia Energy Monthly contains articles on:

Discoveries at Bagaja and Kepe.

Dragon Oil at Jeitun and Jigalibek.

Exploration at Serpai, Burgutli and Koshekli prospects.

Investment in 2003: list of completed projects by Turkmenneftegaz, Turkmengaz, Turkmenneft, Ministry of Electricity.

Turkmen oil and gas production by company in January.

Kapremontneftegaz well repair enterprise.

Completion of work at Goturdepe compressor station, start of work at Gugurtli compressor station.

Turkmen oil refining in January: throughput, and output of products.

Emerol at Turkmenbashi refinery.

Completion of new boilers and storage tanks at Seydi refinery.

Turkmen foreign trade in 2002, 2003. Turkmen oil and gas exports in January 2004.

Delay in gas contract with Ukraine.

List of foreign contracts signed by 2004 by Turkmenneftegazstroi, Turkmenneftegaz, Turkmengaz, Turkmenneft and Turkmendokunkhimiya. New contracts with Itochu.

Dashoguz Polimiz polypropylene pipe plant.

Turkmen electricity production in 2003 and plan for 2004.

Request by Anatolii Chubais for Turkmenistan to reconnect to CIS power grid.

New Turkmen oil minister.

Uzbekistan: Data for 2002 and 2003 on fuel production, oil refining, foreign trade and electricity production.

Kyrgyzstan exploration data.

Gazprom management of Kyrgyzneftegaz.

Kyrgyz electricity production and exports in 2003.


The February 2004 issue of Russian Energy Monthly contains articles on:

CIS output of fuel in 2002, 2003.

Russian fuel output in 2002, 2003.

Russia in January

Oil production by YUKOS, Lukoil and TNK in 2003.

Russian coal in 2003, output by SUEK.

Electricity production in 2003.

More warrants for arrest of YUKOS officials.

Offer by fugitive YUKOS officials to hand over $14.6 bn of shares to Government in return for Khodorkovskii freedom.

YUKOS financial data for 9 months of 2003. YUKOS-Sibneft divorce.

Lukoil production plan for 2004, Lukoil activity in North West Okrug, sale of Government 7.6% stake in Lukoil.

TNK-BP financial data for 9 months of 2003.

Tatneft plans for oil production and investment to 2010.

Gazprom finances in 9 months of 2003.

Dismissal of Ukrtransneft officials.

New legislation on acquisitions and mergers.

Government debate on new taxes for oil companies.

Russian exports of crude oil and oil products in 2002, 2003, including exports of major products.

YUKOS oil trade in 2003.

RITEK oil exports.

Russian discussions with Turkey over Bosphorus.

Transneft boycott of Ventspils continues.

Murmansk terminal plan, as Belokamenka storage tanker arrives offshore.

Plan for Lagan oil terminal on the Caspian.

Baltic Pipeline System capacity to rise to 42 mn t/yr shortly.

Plans for oil exports to China.

Work starts on Sakhalin-2 pipelines to Prigorodnoye.

Sakhalin-3 contract of 1993 annulled.

Fortum to manage St Petersburg power station, increases stake in Lenenergo.

Lukoil filling station purchase in USA.

Russian oil refining in 2002, 2003. refining in January 2004.

Plan to develop Arctic Ocean blocks to 2020.

Gazprom discussions on development of Kovykta gas and condensate field.

Surgutneftegaz exploration in 2003.

Gazprom equipment purchases.

Russian petroleum engineering output in 2003.

Prirazlomnoye platform construction.

New 1,500 MW nuclear reactor to be built.

Bulgarian power grid sale.

Czech coal privatisation, Severoceske Doly results for 2003.

Hungary Government announces MOL stake sale.

Poland refinery company Lotos acquires 3 southern refineries and Petrobaltic oil producer.

Gazprom to bid for Romanian gas companies.









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