Oil and gas production decreases in Kazakhstan in first quarter
April 18. Trend. Astana
By Daniyar Mukhtarov
Oil, gas condensate and gas production decreased in Kazakhstan in the first quarter of 2014, the Kazakh Statistics Agency said .
Kazakhstan extracted 20.188 million tons of oil, including gas condensate in the first quarter of 2014, which is two percent less than in the same period of 2013, according to the report.
Crude oil production amounted to 17.003 million tons (a 1.9 percent decrease), condensate – 3.185 million tons (a 2.6 percent decrease) in Kazakhstan in January – March 2014.
Gas production amounted to 10.790 billion cubic meters in the country in the first quarter of this year, which is 0.7 percent less than in the same period of last year, the report said.
The production of natural gas (gasiform) amounted to 5.411 billion cubic meters (a 0.3 percent increase), associated petroleum gas – 5.380 billion cubic meters (a 1.6 percent decrease) during this period, according to the report.