Kazakh President holds meeting on oil and gas complex development

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has held a meeting on the country’s oil and gas complex development, the presidential press-service said today.

Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, head of the presidential administration Karim Massimov, Deputy Prime Minister Kairat Kelimbetov, Chairman of the National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” board Umirzak Shukeyev, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Oil and Gas Sayat Mynbayev, President of the National Oil and Gas Company “KazMunaiGas” Lazzat Kiinov and Chairman of the Kazakh National Economic Chamber “Atameken” Timur Kulibayev attended the meeting.

“The course of fulfilling the President’s instructions to develop the country’s oil and gas complex and to make the concrete decisions on the current issues were considered during the meeting,” a statement said.

President Nazarbayev has ordered to consider the construction of a gas processing plant and a gas pipeline from the Karachaganak field to the central regions of the country, as well as the oil transportation from Russia and the load of the Pavlodar refinery.

Moreover, it is necessary to carefully consider the issues of further development of the project on the Kashagan field development.

Following a meeting, Nazarbayev has given the specific instructions on a number of current issues in the oil and gas sector and the fulfillment of the earlier set objectives.