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    Kazakhstan shows interest in turning its coal-fired power plants to run on gas

    September 29, 2022 - Trend News Agency


      BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 29. Kazakhstan is interested in cooperation on the conversion of coal-fired power plants to gas, development of petrochemicals and hydrogen energy, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov said during the meeting with President for the World Petroleum Council Pedro Miras Salamanca, Trend reports citing Kazakh media.

      He noted that the government is taking all necessary measures to strengthen Kazakstan's positions as reliable and responsible participant of global industry community.

      Thus, Kazakhstan ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change and assumed obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2030, and is also currently developing a strategy to achieve carbon neutrality until 2060.

      "Kazakhstan is interested in cooperation in the conversion of coal-fired power stations to gas, the development of petrochemicals and hydrogen energy. In this regard, the country is always ready to consider expert assessments of the World Petroleum Council," Smailov stated.


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