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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.
  • KazMunaiGas, Kazakhstan's national oil company, has played an increasingly important role in the country's oil and natural gas sector.
  • Kazakhstan's two largest projects, Tengiz and Karachaganak, accounted for around half of the country's 1.70 million bbl/d total petroleum liquids production in 2014.
  • Kazakhstan's largest petroleum liquids fields also contain substantial volumes of natural gas, most of which is reinjected into oil wells to improve oil recovery rates.
  • In 2012, coal accounted for 63% of Kazakhstan's total energy consumption.
  • Most 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: January 14, 2015


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 , 1658.2750
(1992-2013)
1,605.88 13,613 90,457 18   1,658.27
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 , 1572.8986
(1992-2013)
1,514.48 12,719 76,160 19   1,572.90
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 , 234.4182 , 216.0000 , 250.6923 , 258.1800
(1992-2013)
250.69 4,688 89,721 49   258.18
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 , 1374.2742 , 1422.3544 , 1355.1869 , 1400.0950
(1992-2013)
1,355.19 8,925 -- 12   1,400.09
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 , 30.0000 , 30.0000
(1997-2015)
30.00 119 1,656 13   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 , 85.0000 , 85.0000
(1997-2015)
85.00 2,178 6,973 15   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 , 128.3642 , 138.9177
(1992-2012)
128.364 558 8,444 10   138.918
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 , 69.5856 , 71.3680 , 76.5654 , 81.0959 , 87.0429 , 80.3574 , 86.7144 , 95.3753 , 104.7868
(1992-2012)
95.375 419 8,285 12   104.787
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 , 25401.6630 , 25163.5637 , 30254.0376 , 27687.8567 , 35383.0923 , 30520.7969 , 33447.4336 , 32441.0233 , 34130.8666
(1992-2012)
32.441 135 -- 102   34.131
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 , 86.1170
(1992-2012)
81.79 1,454 21,182 37   86.12
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 , 80.2940
(1992-2012)
76.21 1,271 19,397 36   80.29
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 , 18.7300 , 18.7305 , 17.3275 , 17.3275 , 17.3275 , 17.5877 , 17.8050 , 17.8350
(1991-2012)
17.81 360 5,315 41   17.84
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 , 4.1615 , 4.6522 , 4.8642 , 5.1374 , 5.2846 , 5.5532 , 5.5737 , 5.8248 , 6.0848 , 6.2215
(1992-2012)
6.085 73 519 20   6.221
Consumption 3.4289 , 2.8551 , 2.2944 , 2.0091 , 1.9630 , 1.6873 , 1.6253 , 1.7916 , 1.8335 , 1.9345 , 1.9928 , 1.8242 , 2.1933 , 2.2341 , 2.4198 , 2.4196 , 2.5083 , 2.1123 , 2.2800 , 2.5875 , 2.7693
(1992-2012)
2.587 45 520 33   2.769
Energy Intensity
(Btu per 2005 U.S. Dollars)
35100.2591 , 32187.7520 , 29595.9122 , 28230.0303 , 27445.2176 , 23195.6551 , 22776.9854 , 24446.8417 , 22785.8398 , 21181.3403 , 19871.9430 , 16642.9334 , 18257.6723 , 16953.1957 , 16587.2614 , 15230.7780 , 15299.3148 , 12731.2810 , 12843.1039 , 13760.2141
(1992-2011)
12,843 14,769 7,413 23   13,760
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Kazakhstan
Eurasia
World
Rank
 
Kazakhstan
Total from Consumption of Fossil Fuels
261.6972 , 226.3045 , 167.8471 , 145.9522 , 142.5675 , 120.0904 , 117.2812 , 134.2942 , 134.9140 , 141.9432 , 145.0478 , 138.7629 , 168.7269 , 174.0231 , 188.1630 , 189.7023 , 196.6706 , 172.8306 , 183.5822 , 206.8583 , 224.2200
(1992-2012)
206.86 2,551 32,155 27   224.22

-- = 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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