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

KazMunaiGaz EP.
PetroKazakhstan results and accounts for Q1 of 2004.
Quality control certification for Karachaganak PO contractors.
Windfall tax revenue from Agip Karachaganak BV, Agip KCO, Lukoil and British Gas.
Caspian oil and gas reserves.
Iranian plans to bid in tenders for Caspian blocks.
Oil reserves in Atyrau Province.
Kazakh coal reserves.
Kazakhstan output in Q1.
Oil and gas production in Mangistau Province.
Kenkiyak pipeline ban.
Kazakh foreign trade in 2 months.
Oil exports through Iran.
CPC oil pipeline is carrying less oil than planned. Forecast throughput for 2004-2008 by supplier.
Kazakh plan to use Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
Agreement to build Atasu-Alashankou section of Kazakhstan-China pipeline formally signed during Nazarbayev visit to China.
Kazakhstan interested in using Odessa-Brody oil pipeline to export oil to north-west Europe.
KazMunaiGaz President Uzakbai Karabalin says he is looking for new export routes.
Coal exports planned to rise strongly this year as Russia buys more Ekibastuz coal.
Kazakh oil exports to Czech Republic growing.
Adequate diesel supplies for agriculture.
Plans to expand gas consumption in Kyzylorda Province.
Ministry of Energy drawing up plans to ensure reliable power supplies next winter.
Equipment arrived from Osaka for Uralsk power station.
Development started of new uranium mine at Zarechnoye.
National Fund of Kazakhstan said to contain $3,666 mn despite widespread scepticism.
Kazakhgate: Nazarbayev denies involvement in Geffen prosecution.
Norwegian Prime Minister visits Astana.

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

SOCAR restructuring.
SOCAR library opens in Baku.
BP Azerbaijan social expenditure.
TPAO has invested $1.2 bn.
Shakh Deniz expenditure of $341 mn in Q1 of 2004.
JAOC pays Ateshgyakh compensation.
Zafar Mashal well reaches 4,300 metres.
Azerbaijan oil and gas production in January-April 2004.
Azerbaijan GDP rises 10.6% in 3 months.
Chirag has yielded 33 mn t so far.
Middle East Petrol of Dubai wants to renovate Garachukhur oilfield.
SOCAR wants foreign help to renovate Binagady oilfield.
Azneft completes Balakhany drilling programme.
Azneft completes new well at Shurabad gas field.
EBRD to advance $170 mn credit for development of Shakh Deniz.
Investment in Azerbaijan rises 71% in Q1 over same period of 2003.
SOFAR says Azerbaijan will earn $48.5 bn of oil revenue over 20 years.
Caspian Shipping Co to transport 14 mn t this year.
Azerbaijan railways carrying oil and products normally after Batumi crisis.
Azerbaijan oil refining in January-April.
Refinery product stocks dropping sharply.
Azerbaijan exported 2.1 mn t of oil in Q1. SOCAR exported 843,000 tons in January-April.
SOCAR oil product exports in January-April.
Baku-Novorossiisk oil pipeline.
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
Sangachal terminal.
Odessa-Brody oil pipeline.
Shakh Deniz gas export contracts.
Azerbaijan gas imports in January-April.
Planned gas imports from Iran.
Electricity trade with Russia and Iran.
Hidden State subsidies to Azerbaijan energy sector.
Gas consumption in 4 months.
Electricity output in 4 months.
World Bank loan for Azerbaijan electricity grid. New sub-stations. Chubais visit to discuss electricity cooperation.
Batumi crisis as Abashidze mines oil port before giving up power.
Naftrans is holding company for Alegratrans and Batumi Oil Terminal.
Petrotrans oil transit company set up.
Georgian gasoline price rising.
Khudoni hydro station.
Georgian electricity debt to Azerbaijan.
Supervisory Council set up to investigate foreign management of power companies.
Iran-Armenia gas pipeline agreement signed.
Russian gas supplies for Armenia.
Wind power stations.

The May 2004 issue of Central Asia Energy Monthly contains the following articles:

Gazprom meeting to discuss Central Asia projects.
Dragon Oil results for 2003 and contract for hire of Lukoil jack-up.
Turkmenburgaz drilling operations.
Turkmenabat Directorate of Exploration Drilling.
Petronas Carigali plans for Turkmenistan.
Balkanneftegeofizika well logging facility.
Turkmen oil and gas production in 4 months.
Turkmenneft oil production.
Goturdepe pumping station completed.
Burneftegaz at Vostochnyi Khazar oilfield.
Kamyshljaneft oil output in 4 months.
Malai gas well completed.
Naip LNG output rising rapidly.
Investment in Mary Province.
Foreign investment in 2003.
Turkmen refining in January-April.
Oil refining strategy to 2020.
Seydi oil refinery in Q1 of 2004.
Oil product exports from Turkmenistan.
Turkmen gas exports in January-April.
New section of Central Asia-Centre gas pipeline system completed.
Reconstruction of Korpeje gas plant will raise flow along Korpeje-Kord Kui pipeline.
Turkmen gas consumption in January-April.
Galkynysh oil depot now operational.
Large new aluminium smelter will boost Turkmen power consumption.
Electricity production in 4 months.
Electricity exports to Afghanistan and Iran. Balkanenergo sub-stations.
Uzbekneftegaz privatisation.
Lukoil gas projects in Uzbekistan.
Gazprom Shakhpakhty project.
Uzbek foreign trade in Q1.
Uzbek electricity output in Q1. Big rise in uranium production.
Kyrgyzstan coal production.
Kambar Ata hydro station.

The May 2004 issue of Russian Energy Monthly contains the following articles:

Russian fuel production in January-April
Federal Energy Agency concern over oilfield over-production.
Rosneft oil wells in 2003.
YUKOS oil production and drilling in Q1 of 2004.
Sibneft producing oil in Tomsk Province after buying small oil companies.
TNK-BP plan for 2004.
Gazprom at Vuktyl.
RITEK plan for 2004.
SUEK coal production.
New electricity capacity.
Lukoil filling stations in St Petersburg provoke accusations of corruption.
Surgutneftegaz filling stations.
Gasoline price rising in Moscow.
Rosneft finances in 2002, 2003. Subsidiaries merged in North Caucasus.
Rosneft and Gazprom cooperation in oilfield development.
Lukoil stake for sale.
YUKOS could default on credits and go bankrupt after Court decision.
Sibneft net profit in Q1.
Tatneft well profitability.
Transneft loan from Sberbank for Baltic Pipeline System.
Gazprom Budget for 2005-2006.
Gazprom and Lietuvos Dujos.
Gazprom plans for Central Asia.
SIBUR revenue and net profit in 2003.
Zapsibgazprom dividend.
Sibir Energy stops trade in its shares.
Gazprom to manage Chechengazprom.
Novatek results for 2003 and plans for 2004.
YeES investment in 2004.
Lenenergo credit from EBRD.
Neftegaz Ukrainy involvement in foreign projects.
New oil taxes to cream off oil company windfall profits.
Russian foreign trade in Q1.
CIS oil exports in April.
Russian oil exports in January-April.
Gas exports in first quarter.
Export revenue data for 2003.
Export duty rate to rise on June 1st.
YUKOS oil exports in Q1.
Angarsk-Nakhodka pipeline cost rises by $1 bn.
Druzhba-Adria project about to become operational.
Ukrainian oil transit to be improved after Presidential Decree.
Odessa-Brody pipeline plans.
Oil exports through Iran.
Tuapse oil port results for January-April.
Vysotsk oil port to open on June 16th.
YUKOS buys Petroval SA of Switzerland.
Aleksei Miller meets Loyola de Palacio again on European gas market liberalisation.
Gas export contract with Austria extended.
Northern Tyumen-Torzhok gas pipeline under construction.
Ukrainian gas transit system.
Sakhalin Island oil and gas pipeline construction. Sakhalin investment causes poverty for local people. Welding of Sakhalin-2 oil pipeline has started. Sakhalin electricity bridge study completed.
Energy Charter criticised.
Equipment delivered to Seitakorva hydro station.
Total could buy Sibneft stake.
E.ON not to invest further in Russia.
Iran wants to cooperate with Russia on gas exports to Turkey.
Bushehr Nuclear Station.
Interenergoservis withdraw from Iraq after 2 workers killed.
Mexco Energy could join Yava-Stroi joint venture.
ITERA buys Dune Energy of Texas.
Gas fuel for vehicles.
Russian oil refining in 4 months.
YUKOS refinery throughput in Q1.
Surgutneftegaz investment in Kirishi hydrocracker.
Primorsk refinery plan.
SIBUR results for petrochem output in Q1.
LUKOR hydrogenation plant contract.
Lukoil reserves estimated.
Rosneft exploration results for 2003.
ITERA Yugneftegaz plan for Kalmykiya.
Gazprom gas, condensate and oil reserve data published.
Rosneft starts drilling at Vankorsk.
Talakan exploration discussed.
Akticheskaya jack-up construction progressing.
Large-diameter pipe plans.
Silovye Mashiny at Kostroma. Company developing new gas turbine model.
Bulgarian oil imports in April.
MOL gas business could be sold to Naftogaz Ukrainy.
Hungary to reduce excise tax on fuel during high price period.
Agreement on delivery of Russian fuel to Paks nuclear station.
Demasz electricity distributor in Q1.
Czech republic oil data in January-February.
Lukoil wants long term contracts with PERN and Naftoport to export oil through Gdansk. Alsao wants to buy Lotos Group.
PKN stops negotiations over Naftobazy.
Romanian oil imports in April.
Russian delegation in Bucharest.
Lukoil to build more filling stations in Romania.
Slovnaft results for Q1.
Slovenske Elektrarne stake sale.








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