The economic history of the Republic of Qazaqstan (Kazakhstan)

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American Intl's Kazak play may be even bigger than its 1-bil bbl estimate
By Sharon Behn and James Norman, Platt's Oilgram News, 25 July 1997. Reserve estimates for the tract have been kept quiet since Soviet Union days to protect Kazakh interests, and possibly to cover up an environmental disaster.
Russia of the Republics: Kazakstan oil
By James Norman, Platt's Oilgram News, 27 October 1997. Just about every major oil company in the world is elbowing its way into line for exploration concessions in reserve-rich Kazakstan, but the biggest winner is a little-known private US company called First International Oil Corp.
Kazakhs take emerging markets by storm
By Chris Bird, Reuters, 6 November 1997. Reuters offers a positive view of the consequences of Kazakhstan market reforms in terms of attracting Western capital and economic growth indices, but notes that the price is political corruption and lack of willing to form its finances.
Vast Caspian Oil Field Found
By David B. Ottaway, Washington Post, Tuesday 16 May 2000. Kazakhstan's prime minister, Qasymzhomart Toqaev, announced that a consortium of Western oil companies has found a vast petroleum reserve, the Kashagan field, in the northern Caspian Sea off the coast of Kazakhstan that may well be the largest oil discovery anywhere in the world in the past 20 years.
Oil-rich Kazakhstan opens pipeline
BBC, Monday, 26 March 2001. Kazakhstan has opened the first major pipeline from the huge Tengiz oil field in western Kazakhstan to the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, offering a direct link between Caspian oil fields and international markets. It strengthens Moscow's hand in the race to control the region's oil.