BP changes review on Kazakhstan’s gas reserves
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 10
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakhstan's proved gas reserves stood at 0.9 trillion cubic meters as of early 2016, says BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2016.
However, according to BP's previous assessments the country's proved gas reserves amounted to 1.5 trillion cubic meters, or 0.8 percent of the global reserves.
Gas output in Kazakhstan, according to the country's Statistics Committee, increased by 5.2 percent to 45.713 billion cubic meters in 2015, as compared to 2014.
About 90 percent of the gas produced in Kazakhstan is associated petroleum gas (APG). A part of the associated petroleum gas - nearly 30 percent - is pumped back into reservoirs to maintain reservoir pressure. About 15 percent is used for technical needs, power generation, including a small part that is burnt.
Tank gas accounts for 55 percent of the country's output. The main part of the gas produced in Kazakhstan is extracted from Karachaganak (free gas) and Tengiz (associated gas) fields.
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