Kazakhstan has admitted that Kashagan is unable to achieve commercial production in 2014

Kashagan is unable to achieve commercial production of 2.4 million tons in 2014, the Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan, E. Dosayev admits. Production at Kashagan was stopped in September 2013 within 2 weeks after the launch due to gas leakage. Almost immediately after the restart of production in October 2013 they discovered another leakage.

Mr. Dosayev says that in connection with the possible non-achievement of commercial production they will perform additional work and negotiations with the large subsoil users about the possible enlargement in oil production at the other deposits, at a rate of not less than 1.5 million tons.

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