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  • Kazakhstan, an oil producer since 1911, has the second largest oil reserves as well as the second largest oil production among the former Soviet republics after Russia.
  • Kazakhstan's current production is dominated by two giant fields: Tengiz and Karachaganak, which produce about half of Kazakhstan's total output. The newly-started Kashagan field will also play a major role in Kazakhstan's oil production in the coming years.
  • KazMunaiGas, Kazakhstan's national oil company, has played an increasingly important role in the country's oil and gas sector.
  • Kazakhstan's two largest projects, Tengiz and Karachaganak accounted for 40% of the country's total liquids production thus far in 2013.
  • Most of Kazakhstan's natural gas reserves are associated gas that is located in just four fields: Karachaganak, Tengiz, Imashevskoye, and Kashagan.
  • The vast majority of Kazakhstan's power generation comes from coal-fired power plants, concentrated in the north of the country near the coal producing regions.

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Analysis Last Updated: October 28, 2013


Overview data for Kazakhstan

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Petroleum (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Kazakhstan
Eurasia
World
Rank
    
Kazakhstan
Total Oil Production 442.6045 , 406.7266 , 416.4659 , 414.7911 , 458.7683 , 522.0324 , 526.9013 , 604.9171 , 725.6292 , 835.9712 , 967.5144 , 1061.9737 , 1245.8669 , 1337.1731 , 1387.8655 , 1445.6496 , 1430.9414 , 1541.5664 , 1608.6924 , 1638.3544 , 1605.8792
(1992-2012)
1,638.35 13,332 87,573 18   1,605.88
Crude Oil Production 444.0000 , 408.0000 , 415.0040 , 414.0000 , 456.7490 , 521.0000 , 526.0000 , 603.6000 , 718.0000 , 814.8630 , 939.1918 , 1026.7096 , 1203.2486 , 1288.2848 , 1313.3339 , 1360.4247 , 1345.4208 , 1455.1510 , 1525.1987 , 1552.9370 , 1514.4754
(1992-2012)
1,552.94 12,649 74,199 16   1,514.48
Consumption 404.1395 , 341.3917 , 297.6170 , 269.1867 , 245.2424 , 217.5202 , 196.6418 , 171.2277 , 194.7479 , 210.4505 , 217.1592 , 206.9837 , 221.2519 , 228.9793 , 234.4637 , 235.9701 , 247.5044 , 209.9545 , 206.3195 , 216.0000 , 250.6922
(1992-2012)
216.00 4,366 88,744 51   250.69 E
Estimated Petroleum Net Exports 38.4651 , 65.3348 , 118.8489 , 145.6043 , 213.5259 , 304.5122 , 330.2595 , 433.6893 , 530.8813 , 625.5207 , 750.3552 , 854.9900 , 1024.6150 , 1108.1938 , 1153.4018 , 1209.6796 , 1183.4370 , 1331.6119 , 1402.3729 , 1422.3544 , 1355.1869
(1992-2012)
1,422.35 8,967 -- 171   1,355.19
Refinery Capacity 390.3800 , 390.3800 , 393.6110 , 393.6110 , 427.0930 , 427.0930 , 427.0930 , 427.0930 , 427.0930 , 427.0930 , 427.0930 , 427.0930 , 345.0930 , 345.0930 , 345.0930 , 345.0930 , 345.0930 , 345.0930 , 345.0930 , 345.0930
(1993-2012)
345 8,209 88,097 44   345
Proved Reserves(Billion Barrels) 5.4170 , 5.4170 , 5.4170 , 5.4170 , 5.4170 , 5.4170 , 9.0000 , 9.0000 , 9.0000 , 9.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000
(1997-2013)
30.00 99 1,526 12   30.00
Natural Gas (Billion Cubic Feet)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Kazakhstan
Eurasia
World
Rank
 
Kazakhstan
Production 286.0500 , 236.6100 , 158.9200 , 169.1700 , 149.7400 , 215.4215 , 194.2325 , 162.4490 , 314.3035 , 355.9752 , 462.6265 , 254.1267 , 316.7402 , 336.0929 , 341.3195 , 345.7692 , 398.1060 , 388.4650 , 306.7814 , 400.8253 , 416.2559
(1992-2012)
400.83 28,464 116,255 38   416.26
Consumption 709.8300 , 522.6600 , 529.7200 , 483.4700 , 509.9500 , 494.4100 , 473.2210 , 480.2840 , 490.8785 , 504.2982 , 526.1935 , 321.2252 , 482.7207 , 476.6819 , 521.4260 , 441.1197 , 408.5592 , 254.9743 , 303.2499 , 436.1403 , 386.5913
(1992-2012)
436.14 22,062 116,395 43   386.59
Net Export/Imports(-) -423.7800 , -286.0500 , -370.8000 , -314.3000 , -360.2100 , -278.9885 , -278.9885 , -317.8350 , -176.5750 , -148.3230 , -63.5670 , -67.0985 , -165.9805 , -140.5890 , -180.1065 , -95.3505 , -10.4532 , 133.4907 , 3.5315 , -35.3150 , 29.6646
(1992-2012)
-35.32 6,402 -- 49   29.66
Proved Reserves
(Trillion Cubic Feet)
65.0000 , 65.0000 , 65.0000 , 65.0000 , 65.0000 , 65.0000 , 65.0000 , 65.0000 , 65.0000 , 65.0000 , 100.0000 , 100.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000
(1997-2013)
85.00 2,165 6,845 14   85.00
Coal (Million Short Tons)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Kazakhstan
Eurasia
World
Rank
 
Kazakhstan
Production 139.4898 , 123.3189 , 115.3293 , 93.1387 , 85.9560 , 80.0796 , 78.0712 , 65.9116 , 85.3674 , 87.1675 , 81.5666 , 93.8199 , 95.9121 , 96.1182 , 106.5549 , 107.8369 , 122.4359 , 111.1725 , 122.2783 , 128.6067 , 134.0081
(1992-2012)
128.607 569 8,440 10   134.008
Consumption 100.1075 , 91.5051 , 87.6415 , 72.3612 , 64.7200 , 54.2271 , 54.3440 , 50.9896 , 49.2380 , 52.7368 , 54.3175 , 59.2029 , 69.1447 , 71.3680 , 76.5654 , 81.0959 , 87.0429 , 80.3574 , 86.7144 , 92.0761 , 94.4700
(1992-2012)
92.076 428 8,124 12   94.470
Net Export/Imports(-) 39382.2779 , 31813.8081 , 27687.8567 , 20777.4668 , 21236.0283 , 25852.5083 , 23727.2520 , 16902.8424 , 36562.5655 , 33630.4173 , 27343.9356 , 33438.6151 , 25842.5875 , 25163.5637 , 30254.0376 , 27687.8567 , 35383.0923 , 30520.7969 , 33447.4336 , 36530.5985
(1992-2011)
33.447 147 -- 101   36.531
Electricity (Billion Kilowatthours)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Kazakhstan
Eurasia
World
Rank
 
Kazakhstan
Net Generation 78.5570 , 73.5600 , 63.2430 , 63.1760 , 55.9530 , 49.4900 , 46.6040 , 44.9560 , 48.6214 , 53.8494 , 55.2859 , 60.4655 , 63.3307 , 64.1685 , 67.7467 , 72.4114 , 75.8810 , 74.3321 , 78.0896 , 81.7860
(1992-2011)
78.09 1,425 20,254 37   81.79
Net Consumption 82.8790 , 79.2860 , 59.7800 , 58.5330 , 52.1000 , 44.9520 , 41.9570 , 39.8230 , 44.4694 , 49.1754 , 49.8159 , 52.7885 , 54.3237 , 57.0925 , 61.3207 , 65.2954 , 69.0530 , 67.1911 , 72.6136 , 76.2100
(1992-2011)
72.61 1,248 18,501 37   76.21
Installed Capacity (GWe) 18.8620 , 18.8620 , 18.6260 , 19.1170 , 19.0560 , 17.4840 , 17.4600 , 17.4480 , 16.3060 , 18.0960 , 18.4450 , 18.5520 , 18.6500 , 18.7630 , 18.7470 , 18.7475 , 18.7475 , 18.7475 , 18.7475 , 18.7477 , 18.7490
(1991-2011)
18.75 356 5,086 38   18.75
Total Primary Energy (Quadrillion Btu)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Kazakhstan
Eurasia
World
Rank
 
Kazakhstan
Production 3.6408 , 3.2604 , 2.6084 , 2.3257 , 2.4096 , 2.4720 , 2.4282 , 2.6264 , 3.3829 , 3.6869 , 3.9840 , 4.1625 , 4.6522 , 4.8642 , 5.1340 , 5.2812 , 5.5492 , 5.5698 , 5.8217 , 6.0952
(1992-2011)
5.822 70 509 20   6.095
Consumption 3.4289 , 2.8551 , 2.2944 , 1.9044 , 1.9630 , 1.6873 , 1.6253 , 1.7916 , 1.8335 , 1.9352 , 1.9928 , 1.8252 , 2.1833 , 2.2341 , 2.3770 , 2.3835 , 2.3674 , 2.1432 , 2.2552
(1992-2010)
2.143 40 488 34   2.255
Energy Intensity
(Btu per 2005 U.S. Dollars)
35100.2591 , 32187.7520 , 29595.9122 , 26758.2877 , 27445.2176 , 23195.6551 , 22776.9854 , 24446.8417 , 22785.8398 , 21189.4373 , 19871.9430 , 16651.9705 , 18174.8319 , 16953.1956 , 16294.1682 , 15003.0893 , 14439.9529 , 12917.2594 , 12703.0349
(1992-2010)
12,917 14,363 7,461 21   12,703
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Kazakhstan
Eurasia
World
Rank
 
Kazakhstan
Total from Consumption of Fossil Fuels
260.9690 , 225.7584 , 167.0279 , 139.1205 , 141.3841 , 119.1802 , 115.4607 , 132.2917 , 132.7112 , 139.9799 , 143.7735 , 138.0347 , 164.6843 , 169.3892 , 180.0946 , 181.9833 , 184.9191 , 169.7904 , 178.7081 , 195.3545
(1992-2011)
178.71 2,429 31,502 30   195.35

-- = Not applicable; NA = Not available; E = Estimate value
Sources: EIA. For more detailed data, see International Energy Statistics.

Data last updated: May 30, 2013

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