Forum KAZENERGY – a historical perspective
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Having gathered 800 participants from 15 countries of the world, the Fourth Eurasian Forum KAZENERGY during the Kazakhstan energy week - Kazakhstan Energy Week, focused on the crucial subject which became the defining outline for all the held discussions - "Global Challenges and Strategic Alliances.”
In particular, the IV Eurasian Energy Forum paid more attention to the subject of an energy partnership between Europe and Asia.
The reason is that the reliable supply of all countries with energy resources is one of the most important factors of stability on the Eurasian continent. And above all, we are talking about coordination between the countries of the balanced, mutually beneficial energy policy.
In all, eight plenary sessions and sections have been held. Within two days of the Forum there were also discussed the issues of development of power industry and transportation of energy, development of infrastructure projects and development of Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea, the prospects for oil and gas chemicals and refining, forming a unified and coherent policy of cooperation and the search of new financial instruments for investment in major international energy projects.
The Fourth Forum from the Kazakh side was attended by Prime Minister Karim Masimov, Advisor to the President Nurlan Balgimbayev, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sauat Mynbayev, Minister of Environment Nurgali Ashimov, Chairman of the Association KazEnergy Timur Kulibayev, Chairman of the Board of JSC “NC “KazMunayGas” Kairgeldy Kabyldin and others.
Among the foreign speakers were Gerhard Schroeder, the 33rd Chancellor of Germany, a member of the board of directors, the chairman of Nord Stream AG Committee of shareholders, Randall Gossen, President of the World Petroleum Council, Traicho Traikov, Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria, Rovnag Abdullaev, President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan and others .
According to the results of the Fourth Eurasian Forum KAZENERGY the taken decisions were aimed at deepening the cooperation between Kazakhstan and key international partners; the formation of the regional mechanisms for mutual support to overcome the effects of the global economic crisis on the energy sector, raising the importance of the environmental component in the energy sector, accelerating the modernization of the existing and creation of new refining and petrochemical enterprises in Kazakhstan, increase of the local content in the energy industry of the country, ensuring the necessary level of the state support, including investment, to develop further the national energy sector, strengthening the process of modernization and increase of the electricity generation capacity, including low-power, the introduction of alternative sources of energy.