April 16, 2018 / 7:28 AM / 5 months ago

Kazakhstan's Q1 oil output rises 6.1 percent y/y

MOSCOW, April 16 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan’s oil output rose 6.1 percent year-on-year to 22.4 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2018, the energy ministry said on Monday.

Output at Tengizchevroil, owned by Chevron, ExxonMobil, LUKOIL and KazMunayGaz rose 1.8 percent in the same period to 7.4 million tonnes.

The giant Kashagan field, developed by Eni, ExxonMobil, CNPC, Shell, Total, Inpex and KazMunayGaz, boosted its output 79.4 percent to 2.9 million tonnes.

The Karachaganak field, operated by a Shell- and Eni-led consortium, reduced its output by 1.5 percent to 3.2 million tonnes. (Reporting by Alla Afanasieva; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov, editing by Louise Heavens)

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