Kazakhstan energy production to push it into top ten, says Masimov

Kazakhstan PM Karim Massimov

Kazakhstan energy production: Kazakhstan is going to become one of the top 10 biggest producers of energy resources in the world, its  Prime Minister Karim Masimov claimed last week. “Production of energy resources will grow in our country in the years to come. We hope to enter the top 10 producers of energy resources, including in terms of natural gas production. We are also going to develop shale gas projects. The development of our energy sector will help us to overcome the problems we encountered after the breakup of the Soviet Union and become one of the most economically sustainable nations,” Masimov told the Energy Charter conference in Astana. “We are aiming at the diversification of our energy export routes, and we are also currently working on developing and extending oil and gas pipelines towards China,” he added. Times of Central Asia