Inside Futbol - Europe Doesn’t Rule The World Anymore - Sepp Blatter hits out at opposition towards Winter World Cup for Qatar 2020
Reuters - Exxon to export first Kashagan oil cargo via CPC in Oct - U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil will export the first ever crude cargo from the giant Kashagan field in Kazakhstan at the end of October, traders said and a loading plan showed on Thursday.
Shopshire Star - Education could unlock Kazakhstan potential - The world’s largest landlocked country is hugely vast and varied, not only in its landscape – from mountain ranges to vast plains – but also in its agriculture. As well as the familiar sights of arable, dairy and sheep farms, there are more unusual enterprises of camel, horse dairy and ostrich farms.
The Christian Science Monitor - Will Europe go shopping for oil in the Caspian Sea? - While the realignment of the energy map could bring short-term birth pangs to the European economy, Graeber writes, by the time the eurozone is in full swing, producers from the Caspian Sea may have taken Russia's place as the exporter of choice.
Oil Price - Will Caspian Oil and Gas Producers Take Russia's Place in EU? - There may be as much as 48 billion barrels of oil and 292 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the Caspian region. There's probably even more yet to be discovered. In June, a BP-led consortium operating in the Shah Deniz natural gas field in the Caspian Sea chose a pipeline option that could redraw the European energy map. On Wednesday, operators at one of the largest oil fields in the world, Kashagan, announced the first well was opened for production. With Russian energy shifting its focus elsewhere, the Caspian region may be fast becoming Europe's preferred choice for oil and gas.
Hurriyet Daily News - Artifacts from Turkish-era still survive in Kazakhstan - As part of a project, archaeological excavations close to Kazakstan’s Kumay River have revealed many artifacts from the Turkish era. The works in the area started with the participation of Turkish academics last year and are set to finish by EXPO 2017, set to be held in the capital Astana