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Kazakhstan: President Tokayev proposed early presidential and parliamentary elections

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Yomart Tokayev proposed today that early presidential elections be held in the fall and that the president's term be reduced to seven years without the possibility of renewal. Tokayev, who has been in power since...

Reuters: Kazakhstan turns its back on Putin – To export oil through Azerbaijan

Kazakhstan is expected to start selling some of its crude oil output through Azerbaijan's largest oil pipeline from September, as the Central Asian country looks for alternatives to exports through Russia after the latter has threatened...

Bild: Oil dispute between Russia and Kazakhstan – Is Putin losing an important ally?

Since Russia cut Kazakhstan's oil exports to Europe, the two countries have been at odds, Bild notes. It is the culmination of a months-long dispute between the two neighboring countries. Is Putin now losing an important...

Russia: The “block” on the Kazakhstan oil pipeline has been lifted

A Russian court overturned a decision to suspend operations of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), instead imposing a fine of 200,000 rubles ($3,300), allaying fears of a global oil supply crisis. As Reuters points out, a possible...

Kazakhstan oil: Putin’s new ‘energy weapon’

By Julian Lee Russia is threatening to use oil from neighboring Kazakhstan as a weapon against European countries that support Ukraine. A court order this month to close the Black Sea export terminal for a month...

Kazakhstan: Seeks alternative routes for oil exports

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Yomart Tokayev said today that his government will diversify its oil supply routes after a Russian court ordered the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) to suspend pipeline activity for 30 days. The Caspian Pipeline is one...