Tajikistan

China to construct a refinery in Tajikistan by 2016

Chinese company will construct an oil-processing plant in free economic area Dangara in Tajikistan, which will be able to process 1.2 million tons of crude oil per year, the Asia-Plus reports.
Founder of the refinery is the Tajik and Chinese joint venture TK-oil, founded by the Tajik company Khasan and Co. and Chinese Dong Ying heli Investment and Development Co. Ltd.

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RusAl gain $275 mln in court from Tajik “Talko”

The Swiss Arbitration Court ruled that the Tajik aluminium plant (Talko) is to pay out $275 million to Hamer Investing Ltd, UC RusAl’s subsidiary, for the incurred loses, inclusive all legal costs, is said in a statement of UC RusAl.
The payments include $112.7 million (the cost of alumina and other raw materials, supplied by Hamer Investing to Talko on partnership basis in 2003), loss of opportunity (shortfall in profits) at $147 million and legal costs at about $14.56 million.

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Sarikamysh gas is shared to 30% to Tajikistan and 70% to Gazprom

Tajikistan and Gazprom International have agreed that 30% of gas reserves of the Sarikamysh deposit will belong to Tajikistan and 70% will belong to Gazprom. A source close to Gazprom International told to Radio Ozodi that under the previous agreement Tajikistan shared 25%, but the Government of Tajikistan was dissatisfied with this level of distribution, and while the recent trip of the CEO of Gazprom A. Miller and the chief of its subsidiary Gazprom International V. Gulyayev to Tajikistan they closed the new agreement with the shares of 30/70.

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New Enhancements to Rusmininfo,full story selector available in Russian

Rusmininfo is pleased to announce some further enhancements to the news service.This week we have launched a full story selection system in Russian so now every user can select the news they want to receive according to their exact parameters in both Russian and English for full e-mail alerts.
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Gazprom to be going to extend cooperation with Tajikistan

Yesterday, Alexander Miller, the Chairman of the Gazprom’s Board – came to Dushanbe to discuss issues of extension of cooperation between the country and the gas company with President of Tajikistan E.Rakhmon.

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Tajikistan imported 135,000 tons of LNG

In January – August, Tajikistan increased LNG imports by 65.6% to 135,000 tons, and in August imports were 23,323.7 tons, by 2,826.3 tons more than in July 2013.  Imports were performed mostly from Kazakhstan, at a rate of 134,518.3 tons in January – August, by 53,318 tons  more than within the whole previous year. In 2012, Tajikistan imported 81,200.3  tons of LNG. The fuel is supplied to Tajikistan by cars and by railway. Over 40% of Tajik cars use LNG due to high petrol price.

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Gazprom will get new licenses in Tajikistan

The Gazprom delegation represented by the Chairman of Management Board, A. Miller and the CEO of Gazprom International, V. Gulyayev has visited Tajikistan today. During the visit, Mr. Miller has held a working meeting with the President of Tajikistan, E. Rakhmon.
The sides discussed bilateral cooperation in the energy sphere. In particular, they positively evaluate the work of Gazprom in geological exploration in Tajikistan. By now Gazprom has completed the drilling of super-deep prospecting and evaluation well at Shakhrinav-1p and began its testing. Besides from that, they stated that validity of the licenses for hydrocarbons prospecting and exploration by Gazprom was prolonged by 5 years. The sides agreed that in near time Gazprom will be granted the licenses for new perspective sites in Tajikistan.

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Why China is interested in oil and gas sectors of Central Asian countries

This interest became noticeable in the mid 90s of last century. Since that time, the region's importance in China's energy, as well as in the economic policy, is steadily growing.
Thus, in the middle and late 90's the designated activity of China and Chinese companies in the oil and gas industry of the economies of Central Asian countries focused solely on Kazakhstan, but at the beginning of the XXI century the interest of Beijing began to gradually spread to other states in the region. Today the main focus of China is focused on the oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. But the Chinese presence in the oil and gas industries of other countries of Central Asia is connected with not only its energy needs, but also with the objective to promote other (economic and political ) interests in these countries and the region as a whole.
 

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Tethys Petroleum began exploration drilling in Western Kazakhstan

Tethys Petroleum Limited began AKD08 Doto exploration well drilling, with depth of 3,500 m located in south-west to the Doris production well and in the north of the Dion oil deposit in Western Kazakhstan. The Doto structure has 22 million barrels of perspective  oil reserves in the horizons of the Cretaceous period, and the Upper Jurassic period. The Triassic period has not passed through the independent estimation as yet. However the company thinks that the structure is perspective. The well will be drilled with the use of ZJ70 Telesto drilling machine in the Low Cretaceous

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Afghanistan discusses possibilities of gas supply with Tajikistan

The Minister of Finance of Afganistan Omar Zahelval has met with the Minister of Energy and Industry of Tajikistan Gul Sherali and they considered possibilities of Afghan gas supplies from the Jowzjan province to Tajikistan.

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