eturbonews.com. "Air Astana passes IATA operational safety audit" - Air Astana has once again demonstrated its compliance with global safety standards by successfully passing the International Air Transport Association's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) for the fourth time. The airline first passed the audit in 2007 and then again in 2009 and 2011. Air Astana remains the only airline from Kazakhstan to maintain repeated audit success.
theguardian.com."SFO receives ENRC legal documents from ex-lawyers" - The Serious Fraud Office has taken delivery of the first batch of documents it demanded from the former lawyers of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) as part of the agency's criminal investigation into the embattled FTSE 100 mining group.
kazenergy.com. "Kuwait, Kazakhstan eye energy coop" - Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil Mustafa Al-Shimali and Kazakh Minister of Oil and Gas Uzakbai Karabalin have agreed to establish cooperation in the energy sphere between the two countries. During their meeting late Wednesday in the South Korean capital on the sidelines of a regional energy gathering, Al-Shimali and Karabalin shared the view that the two countries, both major energy producers, should finalize a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on energy cooperation, with an eye to concluding it next month when Kazakhstan will host an energy conference.
einnews.com. "Kazakhstan's GDP increases by 5.5 percent in January-August" - Kazakhstan's GDP increased by 5.5 percent in January-August 2013, Kazakh Statistics Agency's chairman Alikhan Smailov said at a briefing on Friday, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported. According to Smailov, the Economy and Budget Planning Ministry planned GDP growth at 6 percent in 2013. "We believe this aim is absolutely realistic," he said.
einnews.com."Orphans from Kazakhstan traded through American online networks may be returned to Kazakhstan" - Raisa Sher, Chairwoman of the Education Ministry's Committee for Protection of Children, said that the children adopted from Kazakhstan who are among the victims of the American re-homing networks may be returned to Kazakhstan if the existence of the networks and their practices discovers thanks to an investigation by Reuters are officially confirmed by the United States authorities.
kazworld.info. Oil production at Kashagan may be stopped for ice season in Caspian Sea - Oil production at the Kashagan field may be stopped with the start of the ice season in the Caspian Sea, a reliable source in oil and gas circles said in an interview with Trend.
trend.az. "Plant for production of potash fertilizer to be constructed in Kazakhstan" - It is planned to construct a plant for production of potash fertilizer, Kazakh Deputy Minister of Industry and New Technologies Nurlan Sauranbaev told Trend. "It is planned to construct a plant for production of potash fertilizer. There is a resource base for this in the field in West Kazakhstan," he said.
sptimesrussia.com. "SCO Members Unite Over Syria And Joint Infrastructure" - While the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) largely focused their attention on Syria and Iran at a summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, joint infrastructure projects and the energy sector were also in the spotlight.
cntv.cn. "Khorgas: China's key land port on border with Kazakhstan" - The city of Khorgas, once a staging post on the ancient Silk Road, is becoming a strategic land port on the border with Kazakhstan. Three years ago, the Chinese government upgraded the city to a special economic zone to boost its development. The city now plays a key role in China’s links to Central Asia.
epmag.com. "Drilling Projects Push Forward In Kazakhstan" - Smaller players are opting for onshore projects in hopes of tapping part of the country’s oil and gas reserves. Kazakhstan’s onshore oil reserves of 15.7 Bbbl are evenly matched with its offshore reserves of 15.5 Bbbl. However, with more than 13 Bbbl of the offshore oil trapped in the huge but troubled Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea, the focus of most drilling is on onshore plays. With progress at Kashagan being beset by troubles, it is easy to see why smaller players stick to dry land.