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Kazkahstan: Two Hours in Astana

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Environment

Steve LeVine updates [1] on the conflict between the Kazakhstani government and the consortium of transnational oil companies that run the supergiant Kashagan project. At 3 a.m. today in Astana, all seemed lost on the Kashagan deal. Two hours later, a settlement was announced. “What happened?” Steve wonders.