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July 29

​Ex-Governor's Case. Consideration of Cassational Appeals Started

Consideration of cassational appeals of the participants of former Atyrau Oblast Governor Bergey Ryskaliev's criminal community, condemned in criminal case, has started.

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​Pedophile sentenced to 17 years

On July 27, specialized inter-district criminal court sentenced pedophile who for three years abused his younger stepsister. He is sentenced to 17 years of imprisonment in maximum security penal colony.

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July 27

TCO assisted Atyrau ​Center for Cardiology to purchase state-of-art equipment

Atyrau regional cardiological center made an official presentation of new medical equipment purchased for the funds allocated by Tengizchevroil (TCO).

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July 20

​Restaurants were “modest” in tax declarations, what about shopping centres and markets?

As of July 1, the receipt into local budget made 75 billion tenge against the planned 66 billion. Besides, under the republican budget 90,1 billion tenge has been transferred. This was informed by the head of state revenues department of Atyrau Oblast Madi Takiev at the core group meeting held after the opening ceremony of Information Reception and Processing Center.

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July 17

​No lay-offs at Kashagan

As it was reported earlier, the process of operational model restructuring at the North Caspian project has been completed.

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​Eni and KMG agree to jointly explore Isatay offshore block

KazMunayGas signed the contract for joint exploration and production at Isatay offshore block. The information was posted on Kazakhstan stock exchange website.


July 14

​Man killed by lightning in Atyrau region

On July 11, in the morning during a thunder-storm 40-y.o. resident of Tushchykudyk village in Issatai District was killed by the lightning.


​Bird flu revealed in dead gannet in Atyrau region

The Italian specialists have discovered the bird flu H5 N1 in the dead gannet in Atyrau region.


July 13

KPJV foreign labour work permits withdrawal, repartition of spheres of influence in oil industry and other issues

Interesting developments take place recently around Tengizchevroil's Future Growth Project. Ak Zhaik newspaper learnt about disagreements that arose between Akimat (Governor's office) of Atyrau Oblast and two foreign shareholders of KPJV design company, and one of its domestic shareholders has been sold by the state to the private company.


​One-person picket against water tariff increase

On July 12, on the river embankment under the central bridge between regional and city government buildings one-person picket was organized by Talgat Ayan, the resident of Atyrau. Talgat organized this picket in protest of future increase of tariffs for water that the government promised to launch as of August 1 this year (see “Water bills will jump 50% as of August 1").


July 10

UK citizen fined for no work permit

The specialized administrative court of Atyrau passed the decision concerning Gray Craig David- the citizen of Great Britain, who worked at Kashagan project without permit documents.

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July 9

​Water bills will jump 50% as of August 1

As of August 1, 2015 tap water in Atyrau will rise in price: for the population - for 48,4%, for other consumers - for 67%. This was informed by the regional department on regulation of natural monopolies and protection of the competition.


​We shouldn't depend only on “big three” - Kashagan, Tengiz, Karachaganak

Kazakhstans' KAZENERGY Association uniting more than 70 major players in the oil, gas and energy business issued its information bulletin for June 2015.


July 8

Orchestra to stage concert on the Ural River bank tonight

Tonight, July 8, at 8:00pm the Atyrau folk orchestra named after Dina Nurpeisova will stage a concert on the embankment of the Ural River (on the pier near Sanatoriy).

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July 7

​In Atyrau two people suffered from festive fireworks

Emergency Department of Atyrau Oblast reported that on July 6 in Atyrau at Issatai and Makhambet Square during fireworks dedicated to Astana Day two people suffered from burns.


​First benzol recovered!

On July 3 the first batch of commercial benzol has been recovered at the Complex facility for production of aromatic hydrocarbons (KPA) at Atyrau refinery.


July 3

​Mother & daughters

KazMunaiGas Oil Company (KMG) intends to sell 50 % of shares to NWF Samruk-Kazyna (KMG is the subsidiary of Samruk-Kazyna) in Kashagan project nearly for $4,7 billion.


July 1

Three men in a boat or two versions of shoot-out on the riverside

On June 26 there was a clash between the residents of Besikty village and employees of fisheries inspection. Firearms have been brought out and three criminal cases have been initiated.


June 30

​Temperature hits 54 degrees Celsius in Atyrau

Abnormally hot weather has been tormenting Atyrau for two weeks already.


​Coach from Czech Republic to head Atyrau “Beibarys” hockey club

Head coach of the regional “Beibarys" ice-hockey team Alexander Istomin has left his position at his own will, HC “Beibarys" press service informed.


June 29

Three people drowned in one day

On June 28, three people drowned in one day in the rivers in our region.


June 25

​Extreme heat to persist in Atyrau into next week

Extreme heat to persist in Kazakhstan into next week.


June 24

TCO Projects: ​Train won't go any further

Railroad workforce engaged in TCO projects is downsized.


June 22

​Ill-fated week of Englishman in Atyrau

Specialized administrative court of Atyrau fined the citizen of Great Britain Coy Gavin Paul who was illegally working at the Kashagan project.

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​Ex-Mayor of Atyrau Askar Kerimov: ”I saw the city for the first time in three years”

On June 18, the appeal regional court conditionally ahead of schedule released ex-Mayor of Atyrau Askar Kerimov, who was charged within the criminal case of ex-governor Bergey Ryskaliev's organized criminal group.


June 19

Crude oil spill stretching over a hectare discovered in steppe

During the raid organized by the nature protection prosecutor's office on the territory of Makat Distrct, the team discovered oil spill along the railroad located between Karabatan station and Taskesken double track station.


​Abnormal heat in Atyrau during week-end

Abnormal heat with air temperature 5-10 degrees C higher than normal values has been established in the majority of regions in Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan's national forecaster Kazhydromet informs.


​Scientific Center will be opened at Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas

International Caspian Research Center will be opened at Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas. This was informed by the President of the institute Ali Abishev (on a photo).


June 17

Buried warrior of Oguz period uncovered in Atyrau

A buried warrior of Oguz period was uncovered in Terekty area of Atyrau region.


​Fire at local landfill

On June 17, at 7:00am fire broke out at a city landfill in Atyrau.


June 16

Kashagan: ​And now the weather

We published several articles about incredibly favorable attitude of the consortium towards its foreign contractors working at Kashagan project and who, despite serious failures in their activities, again and again become bid winners.

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​Timur Bekmambetov - Director of BEN-HUR's remake visited his home town Atyrau

Famous director and producer who was born in Atyrau and graduated from school named after Kirov, once left to study at the university and later became famous outside of Kazakhstan. Occasionally he returns to his small homeland to visit his numerous relatives and to honor the memory of his mother who is buried here. He also visited the office of “Atyrau Zharyk" (local power company) where his father worked for many years. Power engineering specialists established a memorial board in memory of his father - Nuruakhit Bekmambetov and showed it to his famous son.


June 15

​June 18 - the first day of Holy Ramadan

The first day of Ramadan this year will be on Thursday, June 18, according to the Abu Dhabi-based International Centre for Astronomy.


​Former head of EXPO 2017 Ermegiyaev is under house arrest

On June 12, #2 Almaty District Court of Astana ruled to put former head of the Astana EXPO-2017 Talgat Ermegiyaev under house arrest for 2 months.


June 12

​Atyrau beaches like in Antalya?

On June 20, in Atyrau the beach season will be officially opened. We've learnt that two beaches in the city – one near sports center FOK and another one in Zhilgorodok are not only ready to receive the first vacationers, but also are going to pleasantly surprise them.





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(said concerning Kazakhstan's accession to WTO)

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