ADB approves $240M to help Kazakhstan modernize transport, improve connectivity

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $240.3-million loan to help Kazakhstan modernize its transport system. Improved transport connectivity will help increase trade links between Kazakhstan and the markets in East Asia, the Caspian Sea region, and further to Europe.

Chevron approves next major Tengiz expansion project in Kazakhstan

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Chevron Corporation announced that its 50% owned affiliate, Tengizchevroil (TCO), will proceed with the development of its Future Growth and Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP), which will increase crude oil production at the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan by about 260,000 barrels per day. A) Location map for Tengiz field in western Kazakhstan; C) Seismic depth map highlighting structure of isolated platform. The oil column measures an incredible one mile thick.

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Caspian pipeline consortium marks the groundbreaking for $5.4B expansion

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The capacity of the 900-mile (1,500-km) pipeline, which carries crude oil from western Kazakhstan to a dedicated terminal in the Black Sea, will increase to 1.4 The project will consist of the refurbishment of the existing five pump stations, the addition of 10 new pumping stations, the replacement of a 55-mile (88-km) section of the line, six new storage tanks and the addition of a third offshore mooring point at the Black Sea terminal, six miles (10 km) north of the Port of Novorossiysk.

Volkswagen Group’s Škoda to unveil 500 km Vision E electric concept at Shanghai show; leveraging MEB for electromobility

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The five-door SUV coupé can travel up to 500 km (311 miles) on purely electric power and meets the level 3 requirements for autonomous driving. Škoda operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners. ŠKODA will stage the world premiere of the VISION E electric concept vehicle at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show 2017 (19 – 28 April).

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Eni reports first oil from giant Kashagan field in North Caspian Sea

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The oilfield is located in the North Caspian Sea, approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of Atyrau, in Kazakhstan. Eni announced that first oil from the giant Kashagan oil field has been produced. Eni holds a 16.81% stake in the consortium for the development of Kashagan and through Agip KCO is responsible for developing and start of production of the field. Map of the field. Click to enlarge.

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Mercedes-Benz launching round-the-world fuel cell car drive

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From China they will then pass through Kazakhstan, Russia and finally northern Europe, until the tour will return to Stuttgart at the beginning of June, where the 125-day round-the-world tour will come to an end. The B-Class F-CELL has a range of around 400 km (249 miles) with short refilling times and as such is suitable for both everyday use in urban areas as well as longer journeys, Mercedes-Benz says.

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Canadian Pacific Selects GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer; Locomotive Fuel Savings of 6-10% in Testing

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More than 500 train starts and 50,000 revenue miles were accumulated during the test. More than 3200 Evolution locomotives are currently operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Mongolia, Australia, Kazakhstan and Egypt, and approximately 17,000 GE locomotives are in use in more than 50 countries around the world.

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IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

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But vehicle-miles travelled usually tend to rebound as consumers become accustomed to the new level of price or as the economy recovers. The largest increase in oil production comes from Iraq, followed by Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Kazakhstan and Canada. Change in primary oil demand by sector and region in the central New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035. WEO 2011. Click to enlarge.

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