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Accession Number PB2013-100157
Title Country Analysis Briefs: Kazakhstan, September 18, 2012.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 11p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract With total liquids production estimated at 1.6 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2012, Kazakhstan is a major producer; however, key to its continued growth in liquids production will be the development of its giant Tengiz, Karachaganak, and Kashagan fields. Furthermore, development of additional export capacity will be necessary for production growth. Rising natural gas production over the last decade has transformed Kazakhstan from a net gas importer to a country that as of 2011 was self-sufficient. Natural gas development has lagged oil due to the lack of domestic gas pipeline infrastructure linking the western producing region with the eastern industrial region, as well as the lack of export pipelines. Kazakhstan is land-locked and lies a great distance from international oil markets. The lack of access to a seaport makes the country dependent mainly on pipelines to transport its hydrocarbons to world markets. It is also a transit state for pipeline exports from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Neighbors China and Russia are key economic partners, providing sources of export demand and government project financing.
Keywords Carbon dioxide emissions
Forecasts
Kazakhstan
Oil consumption
Oil production
Oil-exporting countries
United States oil imports

 
Source Agency Energy Information Administration
NTIS Subject Category 97B - Energy Use, Supply, & Demand
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
Corporate Author Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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