Kazakhstan’s KazMunaiGas denies oilmen strike
Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 9
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan's state-owned oil and gas company, KazMunaiGas, has denied a strike by oilmen, that has allegedly taken place in the country's Mangistau region.
"There is no strike," Abzal Nurkasymov, the head of the media relations department of KazMunaiGas, told Trend by telephone.
"The leadership of the national company KazMunaiGas, jointly with the akimat (mayor's office) of the Mangistau region, is negotiating with the workers of service companies that serve the oil and gas projects in the region," Nurkasymov said.
He explained that the matter rests not in Kazakhstan's Kalamkas-sea field, as it was said Jan. 8 by an anonymous source in KazMunaiGas, but in the workers of the company's subsidiary - AktauOilService LLP - which, back in late 2014, put forward a number of requirements.
"Now there is a negotiation process between the parties. The company performs a number of conditions put forward by the workers. The leadership has repeatedly been in Aktau (the regional center of Mangistau region). We will inform about details officially later," Nurkasymov added.
Edited by SI