Kazakhstan H1 Output Down
Oil and gas output in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan was down in the first half of 2019, compared with the same period of 2018.
According to a report, released August 14 by the statistics committee, the country’s dry gas production was 1% less, at 11.67bn m3. Associated gas production stood at 16.4bn m3, about 0.2% less than 1H 18.
It is not clear what percentage of associated gas production was re-injected to maintain oil output, but the country’s gross gas production – including flaring and re-injection – was 55.5bn m3 in 2018, of which more than half was re-injected into oil fields.
Its crude oil and gas condensate extraction volume also decreased by 1.5% and 5.3% respectively to 37.975mn metric tons and 6.282mn mt in H1 2019. Coal output decreased by 2% to 53.958mn mt, while electricity generation stood at 52.889 TWh, about 3.6% less than in 1H 18.