Russia, Kyrgyzstan Oil and Gas
In 2016, Gazpromneft - Lubricants, Gazprommeft’s oil business operator, has increased the supply of lubricants in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan by
In 2016, Samotlorneftegaz, a subsidiary of Rosneft, drilled 233 wells, which is by 40% more than in 2015. This was reported by the company.
The budget of Russia will be $1 bln short due to the cancellation of export duties for oil products supply to Kyrgyzstan, the deputy Minister of Energy, Y. Sentyurin, said.
From January 1 to August 21, 2016, Gazprom increased its gas exports to Austria by 17.8%, the company reports after the meeting its chairman Alexei Miller with chairman of the OMV’s Board Rai
Russian-Kyrgyz intergovernmental agreement in the sphere of oil and oil products was signed on Monday during the official visit of the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Kyrgyzstan.
The document was signed by Medvedev and the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronday Jeenbekov at the state residence Ala-Archa.
Gazprom intends to invest about 100 billion rubles in the gas transportation system of Kyrgyzstan until 2030, and a third of this amount - in the next two years, said the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev by results of the Russian-Kyrgyz talks on the level of prime ministers.
"In Kyrgyzstan, the leading Russian companies actively work, today we specifically mentioned the work of Gazprom to provide the republic's demand for natural gas. Once again I would like to say that there are powerful plans - to invest in gas transmission and distribution system of Kyrgyzstam about 100 billion rubles till 2030, "- said the Russian Prime Minister. "Accordingly, it is a significant way to raise the level of the gas supply in the country," - he said.
In the first quarter of 2016, Russia increased the oil production by 3% as compared to the same period in 2015 to 135.424 million tons, the Central Dispatch Department of the Fuel and Energy Sector reported on April 2, 2016.
In addition to the production, in the first3 months, the oil export increased by 3.8% to 62.652 million tons. The oil export through the Transneft’s system to the non-CIS countries increased by 2.5% to 48.902 million tons.
Kyrgyzstan intends to pay off the debt for natural gas to Gazprom-Kyrgyzstan before October 1, 2015. This was stated by the country’s Minister of Energy and Industry Kubanichbek Turdubaev.
"In total, our debt makes up 405 million soms (about $6.2 million), - the Ministry said. - In July, we repaid 185 million soms ($2.85 million), an on September 1 we paid 70 million soms ($1.07 million)".
In the framework of the strategic partnership with Kyrgyzstan, Gazprom will supply gas to over 60% of the country, the country's President, Almazbek Atambayev said on Friday.
In April 2014, an agreement on purchase of 100% of the shares of the Kyrgyz national gas operator KyrgyzGaz by Russian Gazprom at a symbolic price of $1 was signed. Under the agreement, all assets and debts of KyrgyzGaz were transferred to Gazprom. "The Russian side ensured investments in the modernization of the gas infrastructure of Kyrgyzstan in the amount of not less than 20 billion rubles over five years, later the investment plans grew to 34 billion rubles.
All the railway cars with fuel, oil and lubricants, detained in Kazakhstan in 2014, have arrived in Kyrgyzstan, the Association of Oil Traders of Kyrgyzstan reports.
Since April 2014, the Kazakhstan’s Customs Service didn’t pass the railway cars with fuel and lubricants, which went from Russia to Kyrgyzstan. According to the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan Atameken, the reason for the detention was the Kazakhstan Government’s decree on the introduction of restrictions on petroleum products export.
According to Sputnik Kyrgyzstan, the Kazakh side didn’t pass the railway cars because of the wrong customs documents. After receiving the relevant documents, it was necessary to pay $13 million for the downtime of the railway cars.