Kazakhstan's Oil Output Rises 6.2% In First Half Of Year


ALMATY, July 10 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's oil output rose 6.2 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2018 to 45.2 million tonnes, Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said on Tuesday.

Output at Tengizchevroil, owned by Chevron, ExxonMobil, Lukoil and KazMunayGaz was 14.7 million tonnes.

The giant Kashagan field, developed by Eni, ExxonMobil, CNPC, Shell, Total, Inpex and KazMunayGaz, produced 6.2 million tonnes.

The Karachaganak field, operated by a consortium led by Shell and Eni, produced 6.3 million tonnes.

Kazakhstan's total oil exports from January to June rose 6.0 percent from the same time a year ago to 36.5 million tonnes, Bozumbayev told a government meeting.

(Reporting by Mariya Gordeyeva Writing by Olzhas Auyezov Editing by Louise Heavens)


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